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Grimes’ new album is called Art Angels, features a song about Al Pacino as transgender vampire

"Bro-art" album inspired by Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, and The Godfather

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    Grimes has confirmed details of her highly-anticipated fourth album. It’s titled Art Angels, and features the above artwork as its cover, designed by Claire Boucher herself. The first single and music video will arrive next week.

    Boucher previously said the album would receive a surprise release on iTunes.

    Meanwhile, in a new interview with Q, Boucher revealed some of the album’s “bro-art” influences, citing Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, and The Godfather in particular.

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    One song on the album, called “Kill V Maim”, is written from the perspective of Al Pacino in The Godfather Pt 2. “Except he’s a vampire who can switch gender and travel through space,” she explained to Q.

    Elsewhere on the album, according to an interview with Dazed and Confused, is a song “from the perspective of a butterfly in the Amazon as people are cutting down trees; there’s a song that’s from the perspective of angels who are polluted, so they’re crying polluted tears.”

    Art Angels serves as the follow-up to Grimes’ 2012 breakout album, Visions. In support of the release, she recently announced the Rhinestone Cowgirls Tour. Dates below.

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    Grimes 2015-2016 Tour Dates:
    10/24 – Santa Ana, CA @ Growlers Beach Goth Party Festival *
    10/26 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore *
    10/27 – Portland, OR @ Wonder *
    10/28 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox *
    10/31 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
    11/01 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
    11/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan
    11/07 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Festival
    11/09 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic
    11/10 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
    11/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre *
    11/13 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
    11/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    11/16 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *
    11/20 – Boston, MA @ Paradise *
    11/21 – Montreal, QB @ Metropolis *
    11/22 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth *
    11/24 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
    11/25 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
    01/26 – Tokyo, JP @ Akasaka Blitz
    01/27 – Osaka, JP @ Big Cat
    02/17 – Berlin, DE @ Astra Kulturhaus
    02/18 – Hamburg, DE @ Docks
    02/20 – Frankfurt, DE @ Gibson
    02/21 – Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall
    02/23 – Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller
    02/24 – Stockholm, SE @ Munchen Brewery
    02/26 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
    02/28 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
    02/29 – Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli
    03/02 – Luxembourg @ Den Atelier
    03/03 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
    03/04 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
    03/06 – Bristol, UL @ The Anson Rooms
    03/07 – Leeds, UK @ Beckett University
    03/08 – Notingham, UK @ Rock City
    03/10 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
    03/11 – Digbeth, UK @ O2 Institute Birmingham
    03/12 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy
    03/13 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC Glasgow
    03/15 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theatre

    * w/ Nicole Dollanganger

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