In just a few weeks we can all celebrate the glorious return of The New Year. This brand new track perfectly illustrates what’s made me fawn over the band for quite some time; it begins slowly, almost ominously. However, just beneath the front of the mix is this softer guitar tapestry, building slowly as percussion grows into the track. Vocals won’t even come in until the last minute or so of the tune, but the execution of the song and its accompanying video are sure to grab your attention. There’s such care placed on this song, that’s its no wonder everyone is anxiously awaiting the release of Snow; look for it on April 28th via Undertow Music.
It was the first real taste of colder weather in Austin Saturday night, and I got the chance to see Grimes and accompanying acts on the Mythical Gymnastics tour at Emo’s. Even though the show sold out weeks ago, the venue announced the release of 100 more tickets, allowing the already packed space to feel even more like a weekend night on the dance floor of Barbarella (which isn’t a bad thing). More after the jump… Read more
|Date||Saturday, October 6th|
It’s been an incredible year for Grimes, aka Claire Boucher, bursting onto the world indie scene with her latest album this year, Visions. While she’s put out a few releases prior to this last effort, people are taking notice, and it’s a deserved following she’s garnered for herself. I mean, the show is SOLD OUT, so that has to tell you something. Last time in Austin, she sold out Lamberts, and everyone we talked to said it was definitely a moving experience. Openers Myths and Elite Gymnastics have also had a solid 2012, with the latter being pinned by many as a band to keep an eye on in the future. I know there’s not tickets available, but ask your friends and hit up Craigs…you just might find yourself lucky![audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Grimes_-_Oblivion.mp3]
Download: Grimes – Oblivion [MP3]