Grimes - Shadout Mapes
from her first LP, Geidi Primes released in 2010
A little ol skool Grimes for all you lovers and haters out there alike. It’s been interesting to see what a devout following of both fans and haters that little Claire has grown over the past 3 years. Friends of mine that I normally share similar musical interests, recoil at the name drop of Grimes, but when I play Geidi Primes for those same people, they dig it. Somehow, despite her blowing up, everyone seems to ignore her 1st two albums, Geidi Primes & Halfaxa respectfully. I’ve said it before, and I’ll harp on it some more, Geidi Primes is a masterpiece, and Visions is great but its got nothing on it.
Fundamentally I understand the relative success of Visions and obscurity of Geidi Primes, being that Visions is much more upbeat & accessible, while the later is a far more experimental & downbeat piece. I say ‘piece’ to further highlight that Geidi Primes shines best when listening through to it as a whole, with not likely a radio hit here, though Rosa & Avi come close. If you want to be fair about it, the two are almost in completely different categories, and so I’ll urge haters to give Geidi Primes a fair shot before completely writing off the latest big hipster thing.
Anyways all that being said, I’m seeing her play Basilica Hudson tomorrow night, and I can’t wait. Cause I’ve only been waiting 3 years to see her live. I hope she’ll grace us with at least one or two off Geidi Primes.