Grimes

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Grimes

Born Gold (formerly Gobble Gobble)

Thu, March 22, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

First Unitarian Church

Philadelphia, PA

$12.00

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Grimes
Grimes
Grimes is weird pop influenced by styles such as R&B, Industrial, goth, hip hop and Western medieval organum. She is noted for simple but strong percussion, vocal virtuosity, and addictive melodies. Despite having little acquaintance with music before the age of 18, Grimes (born 1988) has overcome this barrier and used it to her advantage, exploding onto the music scene with a sound that is that is far different from that of her peers, and extremely broad in it's references (Mariah Carey, Salem, Cocteau Twins, Gang Gang Dance, The Smiths, Prince). And yet, while all Grimes songs are different and genre-bending, there is a strong sound that is fully her own, characterized primarily by her chameleon-like voice.

She cannot read music and has no understanding of theory or notation, so her attempts to imitate often fail. Rather, the result is particularly unique, strangely beautiful, sometimes scary, frequently melancholic and catchy as hell.
Born Gold (formerly Gobble Gobble)
Born Gold  (formerly Gobble Gobble)
After a whirlwind batch of releases and a truly ceaseless tour schedule, Edmonton electro-pop freaks Gobble Gobble have announced plans to change their name to Born Gold.

In a statement, mastermind Cecil Frena explained that the name change has been a long time coming. "We have been slowly coaxing this caterpillar into a butterfly with our fists," he said. "Check it out, girl -- a new face to fit both our past to date and the futuresex we are slowly growing into. Stand before a mirror, hold your palm over your right eye, and repeat Born Gold six times."

Performing as Born Gold from here on out, the group will unleash another batch of forward-thinking electro jams on an upcoming LP called Bodysongs
Venue Information:
First Unitarian Church
2125 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
http://www.philauu.org/