Grimes Treated to Vinyl Reissue Campaign
Published Jan 19, 2016While Grimes is currently supporting her pop masterpiece Art Angels with wild music videos, the artist will also have her back catalogue highlighted in a reissue series this year. Following news that 2010's Geidi Primes was being put back into print on vinyl, Arbutus Records has confirmed that fresh vinyl presses of Halfaxa and Grimes' Darkbloom split with d'Eon are also on the way.
As previously reported, the upcoming reissue of Geidi Primes arrives February 5, meaning fans won't have to shell out hundreds dollars to spin some vintage Grimes. With original copies of Grimes' 2010 offering Halfaxa currently hitting a median sale price of about $150 US, it'll be a relief to know that this, too, will be offered up in a new pressing at a reasonable price. The double LP will be released through Arbutus on April 1.
Finally, Darkbloom, the 2011 split EP between Grimes and d'Eon that included Grimes' crossover single "Vanessa," will be delivered on vinyl again on May 20. The record had originally been delivered through Hippos in Tanks/Arbutus, but will be handled by the latter only this time around. Discogs currently has OG copies floating for over $100.
You'll find pre-order info on all three releases over here.
UPDATE (01/19, 4:40 p.m.): Apparently, however, these reissues aren't coming with the approval from Grimes herself, if some recent tweets are to be believed.
In related news, it was recently revealed that Grimes will continue touring behind last year's Art Angels as a support act for English pop project Florence and the Machine. None of the dates with Grimes take place in Canada, but you can see the details of the tour schedule over here.
You can also watch Grimes' newly shared "Kill V. Maim" video below.