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KEDR NO MORE SUMMER RAIN

download Kedr Livanskiy’s “No More Summer Rain”

As we've mentioned repeatedly here and on our radio show, January Sun, the stellar debut 12" release from Russian producer/singer Yana Kedrina -- aka Kedr Livanskiy -- currently sits in rare company with Oh No, untitled unmastered., and Lemonade as one of the best records of 2016. And while the entrancing, beautifully lo-fi "No More Summer Rain" doesn't actually appear on the record, it was one of the first things we ever heard from Kedrina (via this charming video on her youtube channel), and it might be the most uplifting and hopefully nostalgic track in her oeuvre.

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GvsB TEXAS SUMMER 2016

We're extremely psyched to announce Texas Summer 2016, starring a couple of artists responsible for the two best records of 2016 so far (in our opinion): the amazing Jessy Lanza, whose new LP Oh No is out soon on Hyperdub, and the first U...

PATIENCE SLEEVE FINAL

video: Patience – The Church

Patience is the new solo synth-pop project of Roxanne Clifford, the former frontwoman of beloved London indie-pop group Veronica Falls. The gorgeous lead single and a-side from her debut 7" is a wistfully bittersweet dance-floor anthem that possesses all of the heart and nostalgic/romantic melodic sensibility that made her previous work so great, but this one radiates an icy, softly shimmering italo-disco sheen that will appeal to fans of her Night School labelmate Molly Nilsson, Sally Shapiro, and the Italians Do It Better roster...

NITE JEWEL BOO HOO

Nite Jewel – Boo Hoo

LA's Nite Jewel returns with the beautiful first single from her forthcoming album Liquid Cool, out June 10 on Gloriette. Listen to the haunting late-night dance jam "Boo Hoo" below:

PURO INSTINCT AUTODRAMA

new Puro Instinct – Tell Me

LA sisters Piper + Skylar Kaplan -- aka Puro Instinct -- return with their first full-length since 2011's Headbangers in Ecstasy, a record which remains a criminally under-appreciated, genuine dream-pop classic in some circles (ours)...

GvsB ALBUMS OF 2015

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:

GORILLA VS. BEAR’S ALBUMS OF 2015

download Kedr Livanskiy’s “No More Summer Rain”

KEDR NO MORE SUMMER RAIN

As we've mentioned repeatedly here and on our radio show, January Sun, the stellar debut 12" release from Russian producer/singer Yana Kedrina -- aka Kedr Livanskiy -- currently sits in rare company with Oh No, untitled unmastered., and Lemonade as one of the best records of 2016. And while the entrancing, beautifully lo-fi "No More Summer Rain" doesn't actually appear on the record, it was one of the first things we ever heard from Kedrina (via this charming video on her youtube channel), and it might be the most uplifting and hopefully nostalgic track in her oeuvre.

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video: Patience – The Church

PATIENCE SLEEVE FINAL

Patience is the new solo synth-pop project of Roxanne Clifford, the former frontwoman of beloved London indie-pop group Veronica Falls. The gorgeous lead single and a-side from her debut 7" is a wistfully bittersweet dance-floor anthem that possesses all of the heart and nostalgic/romantic melodic sensibility that made her previous work so great, but this one radiates an icy, softly shimmering italo-disco sheen that will appeal to fans of her Night School labelmate Molly Nilsson, Sally Shapiro, and the Italians Do It Better roster...

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