The Name “Grimes”

Grimes: “Me and my friends used to make all these different MySpaces when MySpace was cool, when it still worked. I just had tons of MySpaces of all these fake bands and then when we were going to put out [ [my cassette-only debut album] Geidi Primes my manager, who now runs my label, said, ‘What are you going to call your band?’ and I was like, ‘Uh I don’t know.’ At the time the Grimes page had the most hits, so I was like, ‘This one is the most popular. It already has a thousand hits and it already exists so let’s go with that.’”