GORILLA VS. BEAR http://www.gorillavsbear.net a Texas-based music blog Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:44:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 january 2015 mix http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/01/28/january-2015-mix/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/01/28/january-2015-mix/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:11:40 +0000 Chris http://www.gorillavsbear.net/?p=347144 Read more »]]>


01 Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith :: careen 00:00
02 Desire :: i can dream about you 03:08
03 sosi :: this is the thing 08:18
04 Yumi Zouma :: catastrophe 11:22
05 Chazzzy :: coco chanel 15:55
06 Lxury :: let down 18:12
07 Chazzzy :: lana del rae 21:50
08 Ana Caprix :: perthro 24:45
09 Esa Shields :: shelley duvall 29:17
10 Dawn Richard :: choices (interlude) 31:36
11 Arca :: sheep (immortal) 34:25
12 Chromatics :: the bell 37:36
13 Miami Nights 1984 :: accelerated 40:04
14 Abelard :: ☆SEINWAVE☆2000☆ 43:46
15 GFOTY :: all the small things 47:32

[previous monthly mixes]

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premiere: Bop English (James Petralli of White Denim) – Dani’s Blues http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/01/28/premiere-bop-english-james-petralli-of-white-denim-danis-blues/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/01/28/premiere-bop-english-james-petralli-of-white-denim-danis-blues/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:00:06 +0000 Chris http://www.gorillavsbear.net/?p=347101 Read more »]]>
get on your surfboard and ride” — bop english

White Denim‘s James Petralli has been one our favorite songwriters since we first heard WD’s thrillingly frenetic, very intense raw demos on myspace (RIP) almost 10 years ago now. Petralli’s always seemed to have a million brilliant, barely-contained ideas up his sleeve, as anyone who’s experienced the evolution of his band’s adventurous/experimental and often mind-blowing live sets can attest. Over the past 5+ years, he’s harnessed and honed these ideas into some of the best jams of his life, in the form of a beautiful, sprawling, and characteristically genre-defying record under his longtime moniker Bop English. Today Bop unveils the album’s rollicking opening track, “Dani’s Blues (It Was Beyond Our Control)“; listen below, and grab it now on iTunes. Bop English’s timeless debut LP Constant Bop is out April 21 via Downtown in the States, and on limited blue & yellow vinyl via Blood and Biscuits.

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GvsB x RBSS presents: TOPS + Puro Instinct + Blackstone Rangers http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/01/27/gvsb-x-rbss-presents-tops-puro-instinct-blackstone-rangers/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/01/27/gvsb-x-rbss-presents-tops-puro-instinct-blackstone-rangers/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:00:50 +0000 Chris http://www.gorillavsbear.net/?p=347044 Read more »]]>

We’re teaming up with Red Bull Sound Select to curate a series of amazing shows here in Dallas in 2015. First up: our dream(pop) bill featuring Montreal’s TOPS, LA’s Puro Instinct, and Dallas’ own Blackstone Rangers, at Three Links in Deep Ellum on Thursday, March 12. Only $3, but you need to RSVP here to get in on that.

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mp3: download GFOTY’s Cake mix http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/01/27/mp3-download-gfotys-cake-mix/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/01/27/mp3-download-gfotys-cake-mix/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:30:58 +0000 Chris http://www.gorillavsbear.net/?p=347091

PC Music‘s GFOTY drops the Blink-182 cover you didn’t know you needed.

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premiere: watch the BANGS-directed video for Yumi Zouma’s new single “Catastrophe” http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/01/27/premiere-watch-the-bangs-directed-video-for-yumi-zoumas-new-single-catastrophe/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/01/27/premiere-watch-the-bangs-directed-video-for-yumi-zoumas-new-single-catastrophe/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:00:39 +0000 Chris http://www.gorillavsbear.net/?p=347048 Read more »]]>

Yumi Zouma follow up their stellar debut EP and an all-around breakout year in 2014 with their new EP II 10″, out March 10 on Cascine. We’ve already heard the dreamy, bittersweet dance-floor catharsis of “Alena“, and today the band unveils the Allie Avital Tsypin-directed video for new single “Catastrophe,” yet another sweetly infectious jam that captures the kind of wistful, life-affirming yearning the Yumis do so well. Part I of a two-part film from Allie’s crew BANGS, “about a fictional small town in which the people are disrupted from their day-to-day life by otherwordly forces.”

Pre-order Yumi Zouma’s EP II, and while you’re at it, pick up their lovely debut on cassette from Cascine. The group will play an EP release show in Brooklyn on 3/13 @ Cameo Gallery before finally making their way to TX for SXSW (and this) in March.

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Dan Lissvik – Airwalk http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/01/27/dan-lissvik-airwalk/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/01/27/dan-lissvik-airwalk/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:40:12 +0000 Chris http://www.gorillavsbear.net/?p=347073

[taken from Lissvik's limited new Shuvit 12", out February 9 on Smalltown Supersound]

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video: Ariel Pink – Dayzed Inn Daydreams http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/01/26/video-ariel-pink-dayzed-inn-daydreams/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/01/26/video-ariel-pink-dayzed-inn-daydreams/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:11:50 +0000 Chris http://www.gorillavsbear.net/?p=347056

[directed by Grant Singer]

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album premiere: listen to Jib Kidder’s dreamlike Teaspoon to the Ocean http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/01/22/album-premiere-listen-to-jib-kidders-dreamlike-teaspoon-to-the-ocean/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/01/22/album-premiere-listen-to-jib-kidders-dreamlike-teaspoon-to-the-ocean/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 02:11:51 +0000 Chris http://www.gorillavsbear.net/?p=347021 Read more »]]>

We’re psyched to debut the expansive, poignant new LP from Jib Kidder (née Sean Schuster-Craig), A Teaspoon to the Ocean. Schuster-Craig covers much varied and wonderfully strange ground over the album’s 11 tracks, creating a vivid, dreamlike landscape — see the complementary animations below — best navigated while reading his very personal and insightful self-written album bio, which covers everything from his early experiences with collage/sampling, to his time spent at the University of Michigan with Julia Holter (who appears on the lovely, lilting acid-country jam “Appetites“) and Laurel Halo, to his “dark years”, and the intense relationship/fascination with dreams that informs his unique musical style.

A Teaspoon to the Ocean is out next week via our friends at Weird World; catch Jib Kidder on tour with Panda Bear in Europe in March.

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listen to Burial’s new single TEMPLE SLEEPER http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/01/22/listen-to-burials-new-single-temple-sleeper/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/01/22/listen-to-burials-new-single-temple-sleeper/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:45:45 +0000 Chris http://www.gorillavsbear.net/?p=347014

[out now on one-sided white label 12" + mp3 via Keysound]

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Charli XCX – Doing It (A. G. Cook remix) http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/01/22/charli-xcx-doing-it-a-g-cook-remix/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/01/22/charli-xcx-doing-it-a-g-cook-remix/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:30:15 +0000 Chris http://www.gorillavsbear.net/?p=347008

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