Posts tagged Elite Gymnastics
[Watch] Learn the Meaning of Easter with Vampire Weekend and Steve Buscemi

The saga of Steve Buscemi and Vampire Weekend continues, and this time we get not one but two promo videos!

The first finds Steve in the park with a friend, only to run into Claire Boucher, aka Grimes, and James Brooks, formerly of Elite Gymnastics. Watch as Steve gets denied when inviting her to Easter brunch. The second video is of that lovely Easter brunch, where Steve and the Vampires paint easter eggs and discover the spirit of Easter. Check them both out below, and if you haven't seen the previous episodes watch them here.

Vampire Weekend will be performing at Roseland Ballroom in New York on April 28th. Steve Buscemi will be directing the live webcast of the concert. The band will also be perfomring on Saturday Night Live on May 11th.

[News] Grimes Announces Mythical Gymnastics Tour

Claire Boucher, better known by her moniker Grimes, has had an incredibly quick rise to fame over the past year, and her busy schedule has just gotten busier. Following appearances at several summer festivals, an opening performance for The Flaming Lips, as well as touring alongside Skirllex and Diplo on an across-Canada-by-train journey, Grimes will go on a massive headlining tour. Starting on September 25th, the aptly titled Mythical Gymnastics tour will see Grimes accompanied by Elite Gymnastics and Myths for a full month of performances all across North America. Check out all of the tour dates after the jump.

Grimes 2012 Tour Dates:

6/16 – Pasadena, CA @ Make Music Pasadena
6/28 – New Orleans, LA @ Venue TBC +
7/11 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Blues Fest
7/12 – Quebec City, QC @ Festival D’Ete
7/13 – Toronto, ON @ Fort York *
7/14 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
7/15 – Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean Drapeau *
7/18 – Winnipec, MB @ Shaw Park *
7/20 – Edmonton, AB @ Kinsmen Park *
7/21 – Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
7/22 – Vancouver, BC @ PNE Coliseum *
8/09 – New York, NY @ Hudson River Park #
8/18 – Tokyo, Japan @ Summer Sonic Festival
8/19 – Osaka, Japan @ Summer Sonic Festival
8/24 – Paris, France @ Rock En Seine
8/25 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
8/26 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
8/28 – Edinburgh, UK @ The Edge Festival
8/29 – Glasgow, UK @ The Arches
8/30 – Manchester, UK @ Sound Control
9/01 – Dublin, Ireland @ Electric Picnic
9/05-06 – London, UK @ Heaven
9/07 – Berlin, Germany @ Berlin Festival
9/09 – Isle Of Wight, UK @ Bestival
9/25 – Hudson, NY @ Basilica Hudson ^
9/26 – Boston, MA @ Paradise ^
9/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ^
9/28 – Baltimore, MD @ The Coward Shoe ^
9/29 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall ^
10/01 – Atlanta, GA @ The Basement ^
10/02 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree ^
10/03 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge ^
10/05 – Dallas, TX @ Trees ^
10/06 – Austin, TX @ Beauty Ballroom ^
10/08 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom ^
10/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre &
10/11 – San Diego, CA @ Porters Pub ^
10/15 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge ^
10/19 – Calgary, AB @ Saits The Gateway ^
10/20 – Saskatoon, SK @ Louis Pub ^
10/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater ^
10/26 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom ^
10/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg ^

+ with the Flaming Lips
* with Skrillex & Diplo
# with Wild Nothing
^ with Myths & Elite Gymnastics
& with Elite Gymnastics

[Watch] Korallreven - "Sa Sa Samoa" (Elite Gymnastics Remix) (Video)

At the end of February, Minneapolis duo Elite Gymnastics remixed Korallreven's standout track "Sa Sa Samoa," turning it from an ethereal, dreamy track into an outright banger, sampling Whitney Houston and infusing elements of '80s hardcore rave music. The video for the duo's remix is equally as spastic as the song itself, with fitting imagery of pills, flashing lights, footage of people dancing and the repetitive appearance of the word "ecstasy" on-screen. Check it out above, via Elite Gymnastics' Tumblr.