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gorilla vs. bear’s songs of the decade | 2010-2019

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Almost impossible to follow up the best ALBUMS OF THE DECADE list we've seen this decade (SO FAR), but here are our favorite songs of the past 10 years, lovingly culled from a running list of over 500 tracks, all of which we adore...

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gorilla vs. bear’s albums of the decade | 2010-2019

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As we come up on 15 years existing as a blog, we are pleased to present our favorite releases of the decade. When we did this back in 2009 — that list still mostly holds up, with a few exceptions — we got Carles to write the foreword. It's a relic of an era that feels like an eternity ago, but one thing he said still rings true: "We have lived through this. Now we shall reflect upon this".

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2019.5: our favorite albums + songs from the first half of the year

BEST OF 2019.5 FEATURED

As we approach the midway point of 2019, here's our constantly evolving recap of our favorite albums, songs, and videos from the first half of an already insane year. In an era when truly special new records seem to evade or evaporate from the internet's collective consciousness at an unsettling rate -- in many cases before they're even officially released -- it's not easy to keep up, but I've done my best...

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gorilla vs. bear’s SONGS OF 2018

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Presenting our favorite songs of 2018*...

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Gorilla vs. Bear’s ALBUMS of 2018

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Presenting the list of our favorite releases from an overwhelming year, posted up way too soon like we always do:

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MUNYA – Hotel Delmano

MUNYA

Saguenay, Quebec's Josianne Boivin, aka MUNYA, follows up her absolutely perfect North Hatley mini-EP with another, perhaps even more enchanting 3-song EP, coming very soon on Luminelle Recordings...

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follow our Best Songs of 2018 Spotify playlist

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2018 has been such a bountiful year for incredible new music from favorites new and old that it's been almost impossible to keep up, but I'm doing my best. In addition to all the posts here on the site, I've been consistently updating our running "Best Songs of 2018" Spotify playlist, featuring some of the essential 2018 jams that may or may not be on your radar yet, from the likes of Avalon, Barrie, Sun June, oklou, Helena Deland, MorMor, Peggy Gou, Grouper, Amen Dunes, G Flip + more...

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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, Sun June, Hater, and Forever...

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Helena Deland – “There Are a Thousand”

HELENA DELAND THERE ARE A THOUSAND

We are extremely proud to share the beautiful first song from the debut release on our new label Luminelle Recordings, from extraordinary Montreal artist Helena Deland. I was immediately taken by these songs after serendipitously happening upon them by mistake a couple months back, and Helena's elegantly sophisticated and layered songwriting is still revealing new magic after countless listens...

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gorilla vs. bear’s songs of 2017

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Before we even have time to second guess our albums of the year list, here are our favorite songs of 2017. While plenty of our old favorites are well repped -- including TOPS, Burial, Shabazz Palaces, SZA, Sufjan, Laurel Halo, et al. -- it was an exceptionally great year for exciting new artists, with Men I Trust, Yaeji, Playboi Carti, Kelly Lee Owens, Aldous Harding, Bernache, and so many more dropping some of the most essential songs of the year. Hit play on that 5+ hour Spotify playlist, and follow along with the list below:

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