Larkin Grimm

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Larkin Grimm
Larkin Grimm performing live.jpg
Background information
Born (1981-09-18) September 18, 1981 (age 37)
Memphis, Tennessee
OriginUnited States
GenresFolk, psychedelic folk, experimental
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, musician
Years active2005–present
LabelsNorthern Spy Records, Secret Eye Records, Young God Records

Larkin Grimm (born September 18, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter and musician based out of New York City. She was born in Memphis, Tennessee.[1][2][3][4]

Early Life and Career[edit]

Grimm was born into a religious order called Holy Order of MANS. The Grimm family owns a music store in Dahlonega, Georgia, where she grew up.

At age 20 dropped out of Yale University and moved to Alaska, where she hiked and began to experiment with singing. Several months later she was convinced by a friend to return to Yale and graduate with her degree in Studio Art. Before leaving Yale, She began recording her first album Harpoon, which was partly influenced by Grimm's experiences performing with the Dirty Projectors.[5] Grimm then moved to Providence, Rhode Island, where she has since produced another album called The Last Tree. Larkin's third album Parplar was released October 2008 by Young God Records.

In 2017 Grimm released her album Chasing an Illusion on Northern Spy Records. Chasing an Illusion was recorded in a natural cave featuring raw vocals and working from live recordings layered on the same mixing board used for David Bowie’s Young Americans.[6] Sasha Geffen's review on Pitchfork states, "These paradoxical moments of sorrowful lyrics against spirited playing make up the crux of the magic Grimm weaves on Chasing an Illusion. Pain can be paralyzing, but it can also level the ground for something new to grow. Pain and the healing that follows it can turn us loose."[7]


Guest vocals[edit]


  1. ^ "Spinning On Air: Larkin Grimm (April 15, 2007)". WNYC. Archived from the original on September 5, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-14.
  2. ^ "Larkin Grimm : liverecensie op KindaMuzik". Retrieved 2008-06-14.
  3. ^ LECHNER, Marie (2007-04-06). "Folk allumé aux Instants chavirés" (French). Libération. Retrieved 2008-06-14.
  4. ^ "Göteborgs-Posten/Utskriftsversion". Archived from the original on 2009-04-25. Retrieved 2008-06-14.
  5. ^ "Larkin Grimm". Young God Records. Archived from the original on 2010-01-06. Retrieved 2010-05-17.
  6. ^ "Chasing An Illusion – Northern Spy Records". Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  7. ^ "Larkin Grimm: Chasing an Illusion Album Review | Pitchfork". Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  8. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Soul Retrieval: Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
  9. ^ "Hungry Ghosts: These Songs Are Doors – Mudboy". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  10. ^ "We Are Him – Angels of Light". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  11. ^ "Technicolor Health – Harlem Shakes". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  12. ^ "Boy from Black Mountain – Beat Circus". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  13. ^ "Made Flesh – Extra Life". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  14. ^ "No Más – Javelin". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 November 2011.

External links[edit]