It’s Another Gaming Saga for Grimes in “Kill V. Maim”

Living manga in real life.

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Photo: Grimes – Kill V. Maim Youtube. Fur is out – Grimes is bringing back the feathers so you can play with them!

Canadian manga experimental pop artist, Grimes, debuted her music video for “Kill V. Maim” where we see cartoon-like characters dancing like zombies and going on a gaming adventure. If there’s anything that Grimes’ new music and Porter Robinson’s last album Worlds teaches us is to embrace your geekiness – your work does not have to derive from what society labels as “high-end” art. You might be inspired from re-watching Sailormoon like Grimes or playing video games in the basement of your folks’ house in New Jersey like Robinson. Either way, you’ll get Coachella paycheck lineup:

“Kill V. Maim” is from her album Art Angels, which was released on November of last year and has been getting lots of brownie points. While Grimes has been on a whac-a-mole struggle towards the various interpretations from the press – which apparently contaminate the true meaning of her work – the majority of us genuinely enjoy the adrenaline-rushing gamelike sound arena her new record opens up for us. She’s on an international tour:

Asia 2016 tour

1/23 – Yes24 MUV Hall (Seoul, South Korea)

1/26 – Akasaka Blitz (Tokyo, Japan)

1/27 – Big Cat (Osaka, Japan)

1/30 – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival (Singapore, Singapore)

Australia 2016 tour

2/1 – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival (Auckland, New Zealand)

2/3 – 170 Russell (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

2/5 – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival (Adelaide, SA, Australia)

2/6 – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival (Brisbane, QLD, Australia)

2/7 – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

2/10 – Enmore Theatre (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

2/13 – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival (Footscray, VIC, Australia)

2/14 – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival (Fremantle, WA, Australia)

Europe 2016 tour

2/17 – Astra Kulturhaus (Berlin, Germany)

2/18 – Docks (Hamburg, Germany)

2/21 – Live Music Hall (Cologne, Germany)

2/23 – Rockefeller (Oslo, Norway)

2/24 – Munich Brewery (Stockolm, Sweden)

2/26 – Falconer Salen (Frederiksberg, Denmark)

2/28 – Paradiso (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

3/3 – Acienne Belgique (AB) (Brussels, Belgium)

3/4 – Le Trianon (Paris, France)

3/7 – O2 Academy Leeds (Leeds, UK)

3/8 – Rock City (Nottingham, UK)

3/10 – O2 Academy Brixton (London, UK)

3/12 – Manchester Academy (Manchester, UK)

3/13 – O2 ABC Glasgow (Glasgow, UK)

3/15 – Olympia Theatre (Dublin, Ireland)

USA 2016 tour

4/16 – Coachella (Indio, CA)

4/20 – Fox Theater (Oakland, CA)

4/21 – Shrine Expo Hall (Los Angeles, CA)

4/23 – Coachella (Indio, CA)

5/17 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (The Woodlands, TX)

5/18 – American Airline Center (Dallas, TX)

5/19 – Austin360 Amphitheater (Austin, TX)

5/20-22 – Hangout Music Festival (Gulf Shores, AL)

5/24 – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater (Bonner Springs, KS)

5/26 – Pepsi Center (Denver, CO)

5/27-30 – Sasquatch! Music Festival (George, WA)

6/2 – Xcel Energy Center (St. Paul, MN)

6/14 – Barclays Center (Brooklyn, NY)

6/24 – O2 Academy Birmingham (Birmingham, UK)

6/28 – O2 Academy Bristol (Bristol, UK)