Top tracks from Grimes: Genesis, Oblivion & more. Grimes is the alias of Claire Boucher, a Montreal, Canada-based, Vancouver native, artist. Grimes fuses contemporary instrumentation with classical vocal practices from around the world. Boucher, born in Vancouver, Canada, came to Montreal in 2006. Her experience as a performer is deeply embedded in the illegal DIY loft culture of Montreal, where she was one of the prominent figures in the scene surrounding Lab Synthèse – a 4600sq ft re-appropriated textile factory. She developed in a scene where punk ethos and pop music collide, resulting in a distinct sense of community, religiosity and psychedelic revelry. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.fm.