Grimes' 2012 album Visions was fan-freaking-tastic. It sounded like a electropop kewpie doll from the alien planet Helium, or like Aphex Twin hired a chorus of singing mice. It was great and very strange. And now three years later, Grimes (AKA Claire Boucher) has promised a surprise album release this month—so expect delightful new oddities at her live show. COURTNEY FERGUSON
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