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FADE – Fall in Love

We were huge fans of Grand Rapids, Michigan songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Marley Ferguson's previous group PARTS, which released one stellar EP of swooning, poignant dream-pop via our friends at Winspear back in 2016...

DAS BODY ELLIE

Das Body – Graceland

Oslo's Ellie Linden and her band Das Body follow up their irresistible debut single/summer jam "Boys" with another pulsing neon-hued gem from their debut EP, out next month on Luminelle Recordings...

TOMBERLIN

video premiere: Tomberlin – Any Other Way

When her debut album At Weddings made a fleeting appearance on bandcamp late last year, we fell in love with Tomberlin's devastating "Self-Help", an exquisite, achingly intimate inner devotional that was intensely moving and quietly powerful in a way that recalled Seven Swans-era Sufjan...

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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:

FREE LOVE PUSHING TOO HARD

video premiere: Free Love – Pushing Too Hard & July

Genre-defying Glasgow duo and recent Scottish Album of the Year Award nominees Free Love (fka Happy Meals) just dropped a stellar double A-side single on their own label Full Ashram, featuring the absurdly infectious, bilingual acid-italo-disco-pop anthem "Pushing Too Hard", backed with the slightly darker and much trippier "July"...

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Helena Deland – Claudion

Montreal's Helena Deland will grace us with two beautiful new volumes from her series of songs Altogether Unaccompanied this fall on our label Luminelle Recordings, and we're very psyched to share the release's magical lead single here today...

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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

Kate NV – YOU

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Kate NV shares the latest in her series of wonderful illustrated "postcards" created for each track on her new album для FOR. Kate made the vibrant animated .gif seen above for the twinkling track "вас YOU", and it's teeming with a kind of whimsy and effervescent joy that perfectly captures the vibe of the whole album...

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Still Corners takeover: Personal Shopper

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I watched this with a friend again and he said it was boring and 0 out of 5 stars ha. I really like it, it's a slow meandering film with a dark feel to it so what's not to like. This is a period where things that I find inspiring are those things that take a bit of time and grow as opposed to walloping you over the head with the "idea"...

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Still Corners takeover: John Constable and the Seagram Murals at the TATE Modern

Red on Maroon 1959 Mark Rothko 1903-1970
Red on Maroon 1959 Mark Rothko 1903-1970

We've spent a lot of time at the Tate Modern staring at John Constable's landscape paintings. They're grand and beautiful and evoke a timelessness which directly inspired Slow Air.

The Seagram Murals also suggest a type of space that is unknown and unknowable...

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Still Corners takeover: The Detectorists

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A new series that we've fallen completely in love with. A clever and thoughtful show with lovely scenes of two guys roaming around the English countryside chatting, drinking tea and looking for treasure. The rhythm and subtlety of the show greatly influenced the vibe of Slow Air and how we sequenced the songs together. Opens with a beautiful folk song by Johnny Flynn, gorgeous. -- Still Corners

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