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gorilla vs. bear HALLOWEEN 2016 mix

Presenting our favorite mix to make every year: the very terrifying and spooky annual Gorilla vs. Bear Halloween Mix. Play it loud + in the dark:


Joanna Newsom – Make Hay

Joanna Newsom shares an unreleased outtake for the 1st "AnniDIVERSary" of the release of Divers. Update: you can download the track for free, courtesy of Drag City, below:



We're psyched to premiere the dope debut single from West Coast duo The Homie (aka Cole MGN + J Nadya), a heady, self-described "raw teen melodrama of epic proportions" that has quickly become one of our favorite jams of the year...


watch Grouper’s Boiler Room live set

I'll be drifting off to sleep to this every night for the forseeable future: A gorgeous and hypnotic live set from Grouper at MoMA PS1 in NYC, with visuals from her regular collaborator Paul Clipson.


We feel pretty confident proclaiming 2015 the best year for new music this decade, and we'd even go so far as to say it's been arguably our favorite year in the history of this site. So many stars seemed to serendipitously align this year — our 10th as a blog — for sounds that veered right into our own personal, sometimes insular little lane: the triumphant return of Grimes; the improbable meteoric rise of Leon Bridges from seemingly out of nowhere (i.e., right here in our own backyard); a sweet, thoroughly relatable, '90s-hip-hop-inspired record from Panda Bear (our favorite artist); two Beach House albums in the span of two months; D'Angelo with probably the best show we've seen since the last time he rolled through town 15 years ago; Grouper started a pop group; the summer of Jamie xx; and on and on. If 2015 had seen the release of Dear Tommy and new music from Shabazz Palaces or Burial (all still possible, I suppose), our blog might have imploded. With all of that said, I still feel like we went as deep as ever this year, and as always, there were some genuinely incredible hidden gems to uncover if you spent a little time digging. Let us know how your year went as you check the full list of our 50 favorite records of the year, and lose yourself in our nearly 3-hour-long spotify playlist:


Newman Wolf – Computer


LA's Newman Wolf shares a dreamy, skittering electronic gem that hits all of the emotions hard, thanks in part to those ghostly, disembodied vocal samples (think a more introspective version of his Body High homies DJ Dodger Stadium's epic and cathartic dance music). "Computer" is taken from Wolf's excellent debut LP Please Keep Talking, out November 11th on Body High.

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gorilla vs. bear presents: Still Corners tonight in Dallas


London's Still Corners bring their dreamy, sweeping synth-pop to Dallas' Prophet Bar, tonight in Deep Ellum. The group's beautifully cinematic live show is a must-see for fans of Beach House, Cocteau Twins, Chromatics, and the like...

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