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FEAR OF MEN

GvsB Presents: Fear of Men

Fear of Men share one of our favorite tracks of 2016 so far, taken from their forthcoming LP Fall Forever. The group's spectral, chill-inducing new single "Sane" is a raw embodiment of the record's themes of empowerment and "emotional extremes", and it's one of the most cinematic and powerful missives the band has recorded to date...

GvsB APRIL 2016 MIX

April 2016 mix

Listen to our APRIL 2016 monthly mix, featuring new tracks from the past month by SZA, Nite Jewel, SALES, Autre Ne Veut, Boyboy, Andy Stott + more:

ISLAND x WEDIDIT

premiere: ISLAND – Lights Go By

We were introduced to genre-defying Welsh duo ISLAND sometime last year via their incredible ISLAND Joints mixtape that dropped back in 2014, and we still regularly return to the expansive and strangely evocative tape...

KEDR NO MORE SUMMER RAIN

download Kedr Livanskiy’s “No More Summer Rain”

As we've mentioned repeatedly here and on our radio show, January Sun, the stellar debut 12" release from Russian producer/singer Yana Kedrina -- aka Kedr Livanskiy -- currently sits in rare company with Oh No, untitled unmastered., and Lemonade as one of the best records of 2016. And while the entrancing, beautifully lo-fi "No More Summer Rain" doesn't actually appear on the record, it was one of the first things we ever heard from Kedrina (via this charming video on her youtube channel), and it might be the most uplifting and hopefully nostalgic track in her oeuvre.

GvsB ALBUMS OF 2015

We feel pretty confident proclaiming 2015 the best year for new music this decade, and we'd even go so far as to say it's been arguably our favorite year in the history of this site. So many stars seemed to serendipitously align this year — our 10th as a blog — for sounds that veered right into our own personal, sometimes insular little lane: the triumphant return of Grimes; the improbable meteoric rise of Leon Bridges from seemingly out of nowhere (i.e., right here in our own backyard); a sweet, thoroughly relatable, '90s-hip-hop-inspired record from Panda Bear (our favorite artist); two Beach House albums in the span of two months; D'Angelo with probably the best show we've seen since the last time he rolled through town 15 years ago; Grouper started a pop group; the summer of Jamie xx; and on and on. If 2015 had seen the release of Dear Tommy and new music from Shabazz Palaces or Burial (all still possible, I suppose), our blog might have imploded. With all of that said, I still feel like we went as deep as ever this year, and as always, there were some genuinely incredible hidden gems to uncover if you spent a little time digging. Let us know how your year went as you check the full list of our 50 favorite records of the year, and lose yourself in our nearly 3-hour-long spotify playlist:

GORILLA VS. BEAR’S ALBUMS OF 2015

James Blake’s new album The Colour in Anything is out tonight, hear three new songs now

JAMES BLAKE

James Blake drops his new record The Colour in Anything in just a few hours (midnight GMT, 6 PM CST). Surprise! In the meantime, listen to two tracks from the album -- "Radio Silence" + Bon Iver collab "I Need a Forest Fire" -- below. UPDATE: you can also check another new one called "My Willing Heart":

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GvsB presents Fear Of Men in Texas + hear the group’s haunting new song “Sane”

FEAR OF MEN

Fear of Men share one of our favorite tracks of 2016 so far, taken from their forthcoming LP Fall Forever. The group's spectral, chill-inducing new single "Sane" is a raw embodiment of the record's themes of empowerment and "emotional extremes", and it's one of the most cinematic and powerful missives the band has recorded to date...

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premiere: ISLAND teams up with WEDIDIT to release an immersive new single

ISLAND x WEDIDIT

We were introduced to genre-defying Welsh duo ISLAND sometime last year via their incredible ISLAND Joints mixtape that dropped back in 2014, and we still regularly return to the expansive and strangely evocative tape...

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