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GvsB MODERN YACHT ROCK III MIXTAPE

Presenting the third installment in our series of annual modern yacht rock summer mixtapes: As always, we’re expanding the yacht rock universe here to include more modern sounds inspired by those classic easy listening FM-gold guilty pleasures of the late '70s and early '80s, while occasionally veering off into balearica, pillowy soft funk, sophisti-pop, long-lost obscurities, exotica, and darker forms of hypnogogia. Listen/download + check the full tracklist below:

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june 2018 mix

Presenting our new monthly mix for June 2018, featuring some of the best new tracks we heard over the past month, from Hana Vu, Chromatics, Dilly Dally, Kornél Kovács, Mr Twin Sister, Hater + more:

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Das Body – Boys

We're beyond psyched to welcome Oslo's Ellie Linden and her band Das Body to the Luminelle Recordings family. Ellie's already been called "brilliant" by i-D on the strength of a handful of rousing, increasingly buzzy performances in Das Body's native Norway, and the group's debut single "Boys" is a balmy and brash summer jam that conjures some vibrant lost '80s dance-pop anthem and earliest Lykke Li vibes in equal measure...

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premiere: Boyhood – Bad Mantras

I've become a massive fan of Caylie Runciman aka Boyhood since first hearing her undeniable jam "Drivin" just over a year ago, so I'm extremely honored to debut the stream of her raw and beautiful new record here today...

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2018.5

We're not quite halfway through 2018, but here's our annual recap of the albums + songs of the first half of the year anyway. I’ve excluded any records that we’ve released on our new label Luminelle Recordings; otherwise, the stellar new ones from Helena Deland, Anemone, and Hana Vu would have all figured prominently into both of these lists. Also, I guess a few of these aren’t officially out yet. Sorry!

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As the internet's collective attention span continues to dwindle away and the clickbait economy slowly ruins everything good, we made a conscious effort this year to spend more time listening to fewer things. Discovering new favorites will always remain a priority around here, but it felt good to devote more quality time to absorbing ambitious, flawed, elaborately nuanced and layered masterpieces like Dust, Quazarz, Party, and The OOZ. And the more immediate records that we fell in love with at first listen -- TOPS’ Sugar at the Gate, the super charismatic Carti mixtape, and Kelly Lee Owens’ enveloping debut full-length, to name a few -- felt more like all-time favorites with each spin. While anyone in our top 5 could have staked a legit Album of the Year claim depending on the day, we had to put the two EPs that announced the arrival of dance music's brightest new star in their rightful spot at the top of our list. Here are our favorite records of 2017:

GORILLA VS. BEAR’S ALBUMS OF 2017

GORILLA VS. BEAR MODERN YACHT ROCK III SUMMER 2018 MIXTAPE

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Presenting the third installment in our series of annual modern yacht rock summer mixtapes: As always, we’re expanding the yacht rock universe here to include more modern sounds inspired by those classic easy listening FM-gold guilty pleasures of the late '70s and early '80s, while occasionally veering off into balearica, pillowy soft funk, sophisti-pop, long-lost obscurities, exotica, and darker forms of hypnogogia. Listen/download + check the full tracklist below:

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stream SALES’ new album forever & ever

SALES FOREVER EVER

After releasing a string of excellent singles over the past 6 months or so, Orlando duo Lauren Morgan + Jordan Shih aka SALES just dropped their long-awaited new LP forever & ever. Listen to the record below + pre-order the vinyl/cassette versions here:

forever & ever by SALES

SALES goes on a never-ending U.S. ...

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Madeline Kenney announces new album Perfect Shapes, shares video for first single “Cut Me Off”

Madeline Kenney - Perfect Shapes

Madeline Kenney goes bright, unabashed pop on the dazzling lead single from her forthcoming, Jenn Wasner-produced sophomore LP Perfect Shapes, due this October on limited coke bottle green vinyl via Carpark. Video directed by Robert Kolodny, Elaine Benes-inspired concept/dancing by Madeline Kenney:

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