Grimes + friends take over SiriusXMU in honor of ‘Art Angels’ release!

Grimes’ long-awaited new album, Art Angels, has finally arrived!! And to celebrate the release, the Canadian art-pop performer is taking complete control of SiriusXMU (Ch. 35) today (11/6) from 2 pm to midnight ET. As an added bonus, she’ll be joined by special guests Caroline Polachek (Chairlift) and Alexis Krauss (Sleigh Bells)! The electro-pop trifecta, will introduce music from the new album and play songs from other artists ranging from Le Tigre and Lana Del Ray to Bruce Springsteen and Dolly Parton.

Art Angels follows up 2012’s Visions and sees Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) moving away from “cathartic, but victim-y” themes and into “something strong and aggressive,” which is more reflective of her these days.

Here are 5 things you’ll learn:

  1. Grimes’ least favorite song on the Art Angels is Easily.
  2. Her favorite song on the album is Kill V. Maim.
  3. The song California isn’t about California.  It’s a “hate track to Pitchfork.”
  4. Alexis Krauss used to sing at bar mitzvahs
  5. As a teenager, Caroline Polachek baked a pie for Joanna Newsom and tried to give it to her at a show.

Tune in for more insight, and don’t forget to pick up Art Angels, out now!

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