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follow our Best Songs of 2018 Spotify playlist


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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february 2018 mix


Presenting our new mix for February 2018, which I believe is our longest monthly mix ever (it was an exceptionally good month). Featuring some of the amazing new tracks we heard in February, from the likes of U.S. Girls, oklou, Beach House, SALES, Katie Dey, Westerman, Danny L Harle + more:

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announcing the official Gorilla vs. Bear x SXSW 2018 showcase


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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vibe out to Sober + Gina G’s Nitecap deep house mix

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Dallas' Sober hits us with yet another stellar, immersive deep house mix for staying warm, lounging, swaying around your cubicle, late-night drives, etc. This one is a true collaborative affair with Gina G, featuring tracks from the likes of Project Pablo, Palms Trax, Morning Factory, Sage, Seb Wildblood, and more...

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january 2018 mix


Here's our first monthly mix of 2018, featuring some of the best new tracks from the past month by James Blake, Young Galaxy, Negative Gemini, Helena Deland, Johnny Jewel + more:

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We've collab'ed once again with our friends at the essential tennis publication RACQUET Mag on a mix to commemorate the release of their new issue #5 for Winter 2018. Featuring Charli XCX, King Krule, Yaeji, Kelly Lee Owens, and more...

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listen to the official LEVITATION 2018 mixtape + win a 4-day Stubb’s pass for the fest


Austin's LEVITATION 2018 is now officially only 100 days away, and to get y'all even more psyched for this year's fest, we're premiering volume I of the always epic annual official LEVITATION mixtape by Al Lover, featuring over an hour and a half of deep jams from this year's performing artists...

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december 2017 mix


Here's our last monthly mix of 2017, featuring some of the best new tracks from December by Charli XCX, Sufjan, Boyhood, DJDS, Hannah Diamond + more:

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Hannah Diamond – Soon i won’t see you at all


Produced by A. G. Cook. Stream / download / tracklist below:

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gorilla vs. bear’s songs of 2017


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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