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HEAVEN – It’s Not Enough

Beautifully seductive and dramatic new track from new Italians Do It Better act HEAVEN. Produced by Johnny Jewel and described as "Teardrop rock...Suicide meets Julee Cruise", with some heavy LDR and Chromatics vibes in there too. "It's Not Enough" is the first track from the group's debut EP, out next month via Italians Do It Better. Video starring Hana Vagnerova, directed by Rene & Radka + edited by CHROMATICS:

CONFESS TO U

Omar-S x Nite Jewel – Confess to U

Last year's magical Omar S x Nite Jewel collab "Sky Train" had to be one of the most slept-on tracks of the year, a charmingly tender and sweet boogie-house jam featuring an infectiously warm vocal and the vibiest of grooves (which we would have given anything to see performed live in its ideal setting at sunrise in Tulum). Thankfully "Sky Train" was not a one-off, as the dream duo have recreated that balmy, alluring magic on the resplendent new single "Confess to U", out on Omar-S' own FXHE Records. Listen below, as the duo cruise around LA in a red Corvette and hit the beach in the track's dreamy Brian Kage-directed visuals:

MAUD GEFFRAY

premiere: Maud Geffray – POLAAR

We're psyched to premiere the stunningly beautiful and surreal visuals for the title track from French artist Maud Geffray's debut solo LP POLAAR, out next month on Paris label Pan European Recording...

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Demen – Ambur

We briefly referenced the "surreal romantic Lynchian horror vibes" of demen's sublimely spooky and poignant "ambur" when we premiered her debut single "niorum" about a month back, and today the reclusive Stockholm artist officially shares the otherworldly highlight from her stunning forthcoming debut LP...

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march 2017 mix

Listen to our March 2017 monthly mix, featuring some of the best new tracks from the past month:

GORILLA VS. BEAR ALBUMS OF 2016

It may or may not be that time yet, but here is the highly subjective list of our 60 favorite albums -- too long, I know, but we could have gone much deeper -- from an unfathomably weird, incredible, terrifying 2016. It was a year marked by loss and uncertainty, and that might be why music felt more monumental to us than ever. Thanks for sticking with us for another year. Check the full list + a lovingly curated four-hour Spotify playlist below, and as always, we'd love to hear about your favorites that we might have missed.

GORILLA VS. BEAR’s ALBUMS OF 2016

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Today we follow up our albums of 2016 list with the much more interesting list of our 101 favorite songs of the year. Featuring a couple of inventive flips of Shangaan Electro and Tropicália samples in the top 3, the powerful opening missive from A Tribe Called Quest's first album in nearly 20 years, an old Radiohead love song, multiple jams each from Frank Ocean, Danny Brown, and Carly Rae, undeniable breakthrough singles from Whitney, Mitski, Maggie Rogers, and The Homie, another strong showing from TX's own S U R V I V E boys (whose massive year culminated this morning in 2 Grammy noms in the same category), and many more incredible and essential tracks that helped us all make it through this pathetic excuse for a year. Hit play on that 6 hour spotify playlist + check the full list below:

GORILLA VS. BEAR’s SONGS OF 2016

Superorganism – It’s All Good

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The mysterious Superorganism crew follows up their insanely catchy left-field blog hit "Something for Your M.I.N.D." -- which has been scrubbed from the internet thanks to an uncleared sample -- with the also-very-catchy and off-kilter motivational (shout out to the Tony Robbins sample) jam "It's All Good". Listen below:

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listen to the first single from Johnny Jewel-produced project HEAVEN

HEAVEN

Beautifully seductive and dramatic new track from new Italians Do It Better act HEAVEN. Produced by Johnny Jewel and described as "Teardrop rock...Suicide meets Julee Cruise", with some heavy LDR and Chromatics vibes in there too. "It's Not Enough" is the first track from the group's debut EP, out next month via Italians Do It Better. Video starring Hana Vagnerova, directed by Rene & Radka + edited by CHROMATICS:

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gorilla vs. bear presents: SHABAZZ PALACES in TX

SHABAZZ TX 2017

As we mentioned this morning, the legends Shabazz Palaces are back, and they'll make their triumphant return to Texas this August. We're presenting both of the group's TX summer shows with the homies at Margin Walker: catch them at the Mohawk in Austin on August 23rd + at Dada in Dallas on August 24th...

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photos: Julie Byrne + Whitney at the Glass House

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Shot by Faith Silva on the Impossible Project's lavender/lilac frame instant film. More photos + a lovely video of Julie Byrne + Julien Ehrlich of Whitney playing "No Woman" together for the first time backstage at the Glass House in Pomona, CA, below:

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watch Midnight Sister’s surreally noirish “Leave You” video

MIDNIGHT SISTER

New LA duo Midnight Sister share their alluring and wonderfully timeless debut single, out today on Jagjaguwar. The seedy and surreal visuals for "Leave You", directed by Midnight Sister's own Juliana Giraffe and her sis Nicky, perfectly complement the song's cinematic, sort of classic-feeling LA noir vibe...

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