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Gorilla vs. Bear x SXSW 2018 lineup

The official Gorilla vs. Bear x SXSW 2018 showcase goes down on Friday night, March 16th, at Seven Grand in downtown Austin. Featuring the best official SXSW showcase lineup I've ever seen in my life, starring: Hinds, Faye Webster, Men I Trust, Helena Deland, Hater, and Forever...

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Helena Deland – Take It All

Montreal's Helena Deland follows up her acclaimed single "There Are a Thousand" with another stunning new song from her forthcoming 12", From the Series of Songs "Altogether Unaccompanied" Vol...

LOW LIFE

premiere: Kate Teague – Low Life

Here's an exquisitely dreamy new jam from Mobile, Alabama native (and now Oxford, Mississippi-based) Kate Teague. The lush, sweeping "Low Life" is a smoldering torch song from Kate's new record, out this fall on Muscle Beach records. Listen below + catch Kate live later this month in Oxford with Hovvdy + Graham:

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oklou – Friendless

Shout out to our friend Arielle for the inadvertent heads up on this gorgeous track + video from London-based French producer + singer Marylou Mayniel, aka oklou...

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premiere: listen to Barrie’s dazzling debut single “Canyons”

We're psyched to premiere the magical debut single from Barrie, a young Brooklyn band that we expect will win a lot of hearts in 2018. The group, whose members serendipitously converged on NYC from various locales -- Baltimore, Boston, São Paulo, London, and Upstate New York, specifically -- says that every revision to the sumptuous, warmly glowing "Canyons" "was like a swipe of sandpaper, stripping it down and roughing up the sweetness...

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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

announcing the official Gorilla vs. Bear x SXSW 2018 showcase

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The official Gorilla vs. Bear x SXSW 2018 showcase goes down on Friday night, March 16th, at Seven Grand in downtown Austin. Featuring the best official SXSW showcase lineup I've ever seen in my life, starring: Hinds, Faye Webster, Men I Trust, Helena Deland, Hater, and Forever...

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Caroline No – Alex

CAROLINE NO

What are the odds that Caroline Says and Caroline No would each drop gorgeous, heartbreaking new singles on the very same day? Probably not very high, but here we are: Australian Caroline Kennedy and her group -- which includes the great Mick Turner of Dirty Three on this one -- have shared a beautiful song from their new Swimmers EP, out next month...

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premiere: Caroline Says – I Tried

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Austin's Caroline Sallee aka Caroline Says follows up one of our favorite songs of the year -- the softly sparkling "Sweet Home Alabama", thankfully not a Skynyrd cover -- with another absolutely lovely track from her forthcoming album No Fool Like An Old Fool, due next month on Western Vinyl...

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U.S. Girls x gorilla vs. bear takeover #8: Darlene Shrugg

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I’m going to end my take over on a side note:

At the same time In a Poem Unlimited was in production, Darlene Shrugg (a rock band featuring myself and Poem vets Maximilian Turnbull & Amanda Crist as well as Simone Tisshaw-Baril & Carlyn Bezic) also made an album...

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U.S. Girls x gorilla vs. bear takeover #7: Tony Price

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I met Tony on the same day I met Max and Louis (I need to look into just what the stars were doing that glorious day in 2010). Tony is the man behind ‘Navy & Cream’ from Half Free and contributed massive production detail to ‘Rosebud’ on In a Poem Unlimited...

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U.S. Girls x gorilla vs. bear takeover #6: The Singers

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One of my favorite things about In a Poem Unlimited is the variety of voices on it. Here is a song from each of the singers who contributed to the album. Each of these special people have many years of experience and plenty of releases behind (and ahead) of them. Use your preferred search engine and go down a rabbit hole! -- Meg Remy / U.S. Girls

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U.S. Girls x gorilla vs. bear takeover #5: Cover Songs

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Simone Schmidt and Micah Blue Smaldone are two songwriters of utmost artistry and integrity. In a Poem Unlimited features a cover of each artist. Listen to the original versions NOW. -- Meg Remy / U.S. Girls

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U.S. Girls x gorilla vs. bear takeover #4: Rich Morel

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I have Ian Svenonius to thank for bringing Rich into my life. He has collaborated with Yoko Ono, Cindy Lauper and Martina Topley-Bird. Rich graciously gifted me the music for tunes ‘Rosebud’ and ‘Poem’. He also serves pasta for breakfast! He’s a friggin’ genius! Listen to his dance-tastic project Sistr Mid9ight. -- Meg Remy / U.S. Girls

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