Grimes – “Genesis” video

Canadians do the darndest things. Avril Lavigne is marrying  Chad Kroeger, the lead singer of Nickelback (collective “ew”) in what seems to be almost a fitting match. Austra just made a video in support of Pussy Riot. And now we have Grimes.

Claire Boucher – who is also known as Grimes (see, Lana Del Rey’s self-appointed name isn’t as bad as Grimes) – directed this video of crazy spectacle. And she’s only four months older than me! Way to put THAT in perspective. I guess I need to start working on my experimental music a-sap.

Continuing on…

While the song leaves you wanting something of substance, the video itself is strange and well constructed enough (what with the LARPing and the crazy costumes) that just watching the video is a magical experience. Magical in the way that playing Skyrim is magical. The weapons make you think you’re going to see some blood but, you’re not. Don’t worry, no snakes were harmed in the making of this video, we assume.

The lady with the interesting pink hair looks like Miley Cyrus at certain angles. Or maybe it is just the hair? Or the less than interesting countenance?

Just as a bonus, here is Twin Shadow’s “Confess” which is just as good, albeit with a different storyline for the video.

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