Our late night go-to jam these days (when not listening to pom pom or PBVSGR, of course) has been Favors, the stellar new cassette release from former TOPS bassist Thom Gillies and Cameron MacLean, aka Vesuvio Solo. The tape’s standout track — a gloriously warped and catchy sophisti-pop gem called “Avion” that’s become one of our most played songs of the year in a matter of weeks — gets a hazy video that only enhances the jam’s seedy, late night vibes:
Favors, which features a supporting cast of Montreal all-stars (Jane Penny on flute!), is out now on Banko Gotiti in North America and on Atelier Ciseaux everywhere else. Vesuvio Solo plays a couple of shows at CMJ this weekend; check those dates, and listen to Favors in its entirety, after the jump…
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Beverly‘s dreamy, sweetly romantic ballad “Yale’s Life” gets some fitting, gloriously languid slow-motion visuals from director Jim Larson. Taken from one of the more underrated records of the year, Beverly’s debut full-length Careers. Drew Citron and Beverly are in NYC this week for CMJ; check all of their dates after the jump…
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[the opening track from Les Sins' Michael, out November 4 on Company]
Well this is a pleasant surprise: Panda Bear drops a brand new EP out of nowhere, featuring one of the best jams from his incredible new album Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper. In addition to “Mr Noah,” the EP features 3 non-album b-sides: “Faces in the Crowd“, “Untying the Knot“, and “This Side of Paradise“. Listen to the EP in its entirety below + download it now on iTunes. PBVSGR is out January 13, 2015, pre-order the 3xLP here. You can also see some of Danny Perez’s PBVSGR visuals here. Tracklist after the jump…
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[directed by AB/CD/CD // Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper is out January 13, 2015]
(๑ ऀืົཽ₍₍ළ₎₎ ऀืົཽ)✧ ‘Get Happy’ is a song we recorded one day in January 2014 but laid to rest as we got lost in the commotion of touring and moving to separate cities. As the year progressed, we found our live show intensify but still had all these softer recordings which would never be released. Hence we present Get Happy / Get Happier, where we explore both sides: the original demo and a fun, double-time edit made one day in August.
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Montreal duo Blue Hawaii drop a beautifully conflicted new jam/mantra ahead of their CMJ dates: Listen to + download the hypnotic “Get Happy“, along with its more frantic, double-time counterpart, below. Raph and Agor bring their amazing live show to NYC this week for CMJ, check those dates after the jump…
Blue Hawaii :: Get Happy / Get Happier .zip
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How much is kr 279 000 in $USD? Video by Espen Friberg.