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MUNYA – It’s All About You

We've been totally smitten with Quebec artist MUNYA's dreamy psychedelic pop since discovering her sublime debut EP North Hatley last spring, and her forthcoming new release Blue Pine -- the third and final installment of her EP trilogy -- is arguably her most enchanting work yet...

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video: Boy Harsher – LA

In advance of the release of their incredible new album Careful, coming next week, Boy Harsher shares the stunning video for pulsing synthwave reverie and album highlight "LA", a track that the group says "defines the album, by both mourning lost / lustful opportunities and craving that fleeting escape"...

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listen to James Blake’s new album Assume Form

James Blake's glowingly romantic new LP Assume Form is here, featuring a star-studded crew of collaborators, including Andre 3000, Rosalía, Oneohtrix Point Never, Metro Boomin + more. Some first impressions as you listen to the album:

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video: Anemone – Memory Lane

Montreal's Chloé Soldevila and her band Anemone are gearing up to release their glorious debut LP Beat My Distance next month on Luminelle, and today the group shares another highlight from the record with the dreamy "Memory Lane". While Chloé says the song "is reminiscent of one's unrepairable distance from another", the Laura-Lynn Petrick-directed video, on the other hand, is a "magical friendship story" that radiates a more carefree vibe. She explains:

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december 2018 mix

Presenting our final monthly mix of 2018, featuring some of the tracks that defined the year for us. This month's mix features songs from Tirzah, Men I Trust, Otha, Robyn, Lana Del Rey, SOPHIE, Helena Deland + more. Thanks for reading this year, and we'll see yall in 2019:

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Helena Deland – A Takeaway Show in Paris

La Blogotheque once again illustrate why they've been the best at this kind of thing for almost 15 years, as they capture an absolutely enchanting performance from Helena Deland along the Seine and in a charming old librairie in Paris, featuring two gorgeous acoustic versions of songs from her "Altogether Unaccompanied" series. Shot at St Michel + Odéon in Paris in October 2018. Directed by Fanny Corcelle:

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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

MUNYA – It’s All About You

MUNYA Final Small

We've been totally smitten with Quebec artist MUNYA's dreamy psychedelic pop since discovering her sublime debut EP North Hatley last spring, and her forthcoming new release Blue Pine -- the third and final installment of her EP trilogy -- is arguably her most enchanting work yet...

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video: Boy Harsher – LA

BOY HARSHER x KATHLEEN LA

In advance of the release of their incredible new album Careful, coming next week, Boy Harsher shares the stunning video for pulsing synthwave reverie and album highlight "LA", a track that the group says "defines the album, by both mourning lost / lustful opportunities and craving that fleeting escape"...

Read More

listen to James Blake’s new album Assume Form featuring Andre 3000, Rosalía, Oneohtrix Point Never, Metro Boomin + more

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James Blake's glowingly romantic new LP Assume Form is here, featuring a star-studded crew of collaborators, including Andre 3000, Rosalía, Oneohtrix Point Never, Metro Boomin + more. Some first impressions as you listen to the album:

Read More

Anemone shares dreamy video for new single “Memory Lane”

Screen Shot 2019-01-17 at 10.22.14 AM

Montreal's Chloé Soldevila and her band Anemone are gearing up to release their glorious debut LP Beat My Distance next month on Luminelle, and today the group shares another highlight from the record with the dreamy "Memory Lane". While Chloé says the song "is reminiscent of one's unrepairable distance from another", the Laura-Lynn Petrick-directed video, on the other hand, is a "magical friendship story" that radiates a more carefree vibe. She explains:

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Body San – Metro Overhead

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Portland's Body San is set to drop a new 12" next month via those most reliable purveyors of hypnotic late-night grooves and undisputed best bio writers in the game, 100% Silk. Hazily seductive, nocturnal new-age house vibes that the label has dubbed "Memphis design funk" and "skymall fusion", both of which feel somehow astoundingly accurate...

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listen to Cherushii & Maria Minerva’s dazzling “A Day Without You”

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100% Silk shares the bright and glittery opening track and lead single from the stellar forthcoming posthumous 12" release from late electronic music producer/luminary Chelsea Faith aka Cherushii, and her dear friend and kindred spirit Maria Minerva...

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