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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It's been way too long since we were blown away by someone from around here, but we feel like these brilliant throwback soul jams from Crowley's Leon Bridges are pretty undeniable. We don't know much about Bridges at this point, and it's hard to believe that this kid channeling a young Sam Cooke comes from our own backyard, or anywhere, but we can't escape the promise of greatness we keep hearing in his timeless songs...
We are psyched to finally announce the 2014 edition of our annual summer showcase: GvsB IV happens on Friday, September 12, 2014, at the Granada Theater here in Dallas. This year is special, as we are beyond honored to present arguably our single favorite artist in the history of this site, Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear, whose Person Pitch remains one of the most influential and acclaimed albums of the past decade, and whose current live set (complete with all new material + mind-warping visuals from Animal Collective collaborator Danny Perez) is one of the best shows we've ever experienced...
These are our favorite things from the first half (roughly) of 2014, complete with an incomplete soundcloud playlist:
01 SHABAZZ PALACES - Lese Majesty
02 DOSS - Doss EP
03 LEWIS - L'Amour (reissue)
04 FEAR OF MEN - Loom
05 FREDDIE GIBBS + MADLIB - Piñata
06 YUMI ZOUMA - Yumi Zouma EP
07 THE WAR ON DRUGS - Lost in the Dream
08 ANA CAPRIX - For Seven Nights This Island Is Ours
09 SCHOOLBOY Q - Oxymoron
10 JEROME LOL - Deleted / Fool EP
11 ANGEL OLSEN - Burn Your Fire For No Witness
12 MARK BARROTT - Sketches From An Island
13 CEO - Wonderland
01 SHABAZZ PALACES - Forerunner Foray
02 FUTURE - Benz Friendz (feat...
Here is the list of our favorite releases of 2013: not quite as deep as last year's list, which probably has more to do with our increasingly/intently focused listening habits (I feel like I listened to nothing but Anxiety for a month straight early this year, thus its spot at the top) than the quality of this year's offerings. Check our selections + a very emotional accompanying BEST OF 2013 mix (and Spotify playlist) below, and as always, we'd love to hear your thoughts on anything we might have overlooked. Stay tuned for the GvsB songs of 2013 list -- easily my favorite post every year -- coming soon...
If this doesn't convince you to grab your tix, you're probably a lost cause: the official GvsB III mix by Dallas' own Booty Fade. Featuring this year's GvsB III stars Danny Brown, Blue Hawaii, HAERTS, Empress Of, and Booty Fade, plus GvsB alums Glass Candy and more, brilliantly mixed by Sober + Picnic...
We are beyond thrilled to announce the lineup for the party of the summer here in TX: GvsB III at Dallas' historic Granada Theater on Friday, August 23. Best lineup yet, as far as we're concerned, starring:
More to come about all of these amazing artists in the very near future, but you can start getting acquainted below, and grab tickets right here for $24...
Let's try this again: those of you that abstained from listening to that garbage webrip that was floating around everywhere last week, and missed the bootleg video rip that was up for about 10 minutes, your patience has been rewarded: The Knife just dropped the official Marit Östberg-directed video and stream for their massive, sprawling new single "Full of Fire...
With 2012 (and possibly humanity as we know it) nearing its end, we give you our 100 favorite songs of the year. This is always the best list to make, and we enjoy seeing your choices, so leave those too if you'd like. While you take it all in, hit play on this ridiculous 5+ hour Spotify playlist featuring (nearly) every song on the list. Check the full top 100 + download our 2012 year-end mix, then take it for a night drive, after the jump...