GORILLA VS. BEAR http://www.gorillavsbear.net a Texas-based music blog Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:15:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 july 2015 mix http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/07/29/july-2015-mix/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/07/29/july-2015-mix/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:00:06 +0000 Chris http://www.gorillavsbear.net/?p=350644 Read more »]]>


01 Helen :: motorcycle 00:00
02 2 8 1 4 :: Huīfù 03:40
03 Obey City :: airy (feat. kelela) 08:50
04 TA-HA :: orion 11:00
05 Picnictyme :: burnin’ up 13:33
06 Botany :: jotu 17:45
07 Valet :: clouds (recycle culture magellanic mix) 21:09
08 CFCF :: touching the earth 25:04
09 Teen Daze :: kepler-452b 29:38
10 Cyril Hahn :: same (feat. yumi zouma & madeira) 33:10
11 Jack J :: thirstin’ 37:05
12 Vesuvio Solo :: don’t leave me in the dark 41:11
13 Morly :: and sooner than we know it… 42:50
14 Domenique Dumont :: la chateau de corail 45:20

[previous monthly mixes]

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2 8 1 4 – Huīfù http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/07/29/2-8-1-4-huifu/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/07/29/2-8-1-4-huifu/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:45:21 +0000 Chris http://www.gorillavsbear.net/?p=350653 Read more »]]>

Get lost in the hazy, rainy nightbus vibes of the latest release on LA’s Not Not Fun label, 2 8 1 4‘s Atarashī Ni~Tsu no Tanjō. The record is a collaborative effort between vaporware OGs telepath + Hong Kong Express, who’ve created a darkly beautiful and dystopian ambient cinescape in a similar (albeit considerably floatier) vein as another NNF classic that still gets regular play around here, Sand Circles. Atarashī Ni~Tsu no Tanjō is out soon on NNF; here’s the haunting opening track:

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video: LIZ – When I Rule the World (prod. by SOPHIE) http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/07/28/video-liz-when-i-rule-the-world-prod-by-sophie/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/07/28/video-liz-when-i-rule-the-world-prod-by-sophie/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:30:11 +0000 Chris http://www.gorillavsbear.net/?p=350639

[directed by Justin Francis]

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listen to the official stream of John Talabot’s “Loud Synths Reconstruction” of Jamie xx’s Loud Places http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/07/27/listen-to-the-official-stream-of-john-talabots-loud-synths-reconstruction-of-jamie-xxs-loud-places/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/07/27/listen-to-the-official-stream-of-john-talabots-loud-synths-reconstruction-of-jamie-xxs-loud-places/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:45:50 +0000 Chris http://www.gorillavsbear.net/?p=350629

[12" out soon on Young Turks]

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Leon Bridges performs Coming Home in the historic Old Bronx Courthouse http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/07/24/leon-bridges-performs-coming-home-in-the-historic-old-bronx-courthouse/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/07/24/leon-bridges-performs-coming-home-in-the-historic-old-bronx-courthouse/#comments Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:30:31 +0000 Chris http://www.gorillavsbear.net/?p=350623 Read more »]]>

Leon Bridges performs “Coming Home” at the Old Bronx Courthouse for Venue, a project for “collaborative works created at the intersection of music and the visual arts.”

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listen to Koreless’ new double A-side TT / Love 12″ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/07/24/listen-to-koreless-new-double-a-side-tt-love-12/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/07/24/listen-to-koreless-new-double-a-side-tt-love-12/#comments Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:11:12 +0000 Chris http://www.gorillavsbear.net/?p=350615

KorelessTT / Love 12″ is out now on Young Turks.

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Cascine turns 5 http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/07/24/cascine-turns-5/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/07/24/cascine-turns-5/#comments Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:45:01 +0000 Chris http://www.gorillavsbear.net/?p=350552 Read more »]]>

As tireless curators, purveyors, and lovers of fine modern pop music (that tends to fall on the dreamier side of the spectrum) over the past half-decade, our friends at Cascine have become one my personal most beloved and revered labels. So, we’re very psyched and honored that they’ve asked us to help them celebrate turning 5 years old this year, with a special celebration on September 17 at Brooklyn’s Wythe Hotel.

The evening will feature performances by Cascine artists Chad Valley, Lemonade, Yumi Zouma, Korallreven, and Cuushe, as well as DJ sets from Erika Spring (Au Revoir Simone), Jensen Sportag, and Maria Usbeck (Selebrities), and emcee Duncan Cooper (FADER, Wildarms). Presented by us, Spotify, and our friends at AdHoc. Purchase your tickets early to cop one of their awesome limited “Cascine 5YR Packs“, which includes a brand new Yumi Zouma 12″, a cassette mixtape featuring some of my personal Cascine highlights over the years and a couple of stellar unreleased jams, selected by yours truly, and more:

“Attendees have the choice of purchasing a general admission ticket, or a ticket that includes a limited 5YR Pack which features 1) a ticket to the event 2) a cassette mixtape curated by Gorilla vs. Bear’s Chris Cantalini (ed: that’s me) that includes standout tracks from the label’s catalogue along with unreleased songs by Boat Club, Chad Valley and Jensen Sportag. 3) a new and yet-to-be announced Yumi Zouma 12″, and 4) the Cascine 5YR tee as designed by Jack Hardwicke.”

We’ll share more on this soon, but you can check out the Cascine 5YR pack below, and grab your tickets now here. Congrats Jeff, Andi, Sandra, and Cascine <3

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premiere: Wet performs Deadwater at NY’s Electric Lady Studios http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/07/24/video-premiere-wet-performs-deadwater-at-nys-legendary-electric-lady-studios/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/07/24/video-premiere-wet-performs-deadwater-at-nys-legendary-electric-lady-studios/#comments Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:00:22 +0000 Chris http://www.gorillavsbear.net/?p=350560 Read more »]]>

Wet‘s heartbreaking new single “Deadwater” already has a gorgeous official video, but this is the rare song that warrants as many vids as the band wants to make, and as much love and attention as we can give. Here’s a simple, elegant black and white recording of the group performing the song in the house that Jimi built, NYC’s legendary Electric Lady Studios. “Deadwater” is taken from Wet’s beautiful forthcoming debut LP, Don’t You.

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premiere: Botany – Jotu http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/07/23/premiere-botany-jotu/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/07/23/premiere-botany-jotu/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:00:30 +0000 Chris http://www.gorillavsbear.net/?p=350516 Read more »]]>
“Low-end might be associated with thunder, or the sound of a mother’s heartbeat as heard from inside the womb, or an approaching stampede, or earthquake. Low-end generally indicates something bigger and more powerful than you”Botany

Dimming Awe, The Light is Raw is the expansive new full-length from DFW native and current Austin resident Spencer Stephenson, aka Botany. The record feels like a widescreen sci-fi excursion, recalling the the more adventurous leanings of FlyLo, Boards of Canada, King Britt’s latest Fhloston Paradigm release, and the Leaving Records crew (Leaving leader matthewdavid lends his vocals to album highlight “Glow Up“). We’re psyched to premiere the booming, psychedelic lead single “Jotu“, an ominous, warm and absolutely thunderous track that works as a perfect intro to the record’s glorious synthesis of dusty hip-hop vibes and cosmic free jazz spirit (if you’re feeling this one, wait until you hear the mind warping 6-minute mini-epic “Bad CGI“). Dimming Awe, The Light is Raw is out September 18 on Western Vinyl.

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listen to the title track from Pure Bathing Culture’s Pray For Rain http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/07/22/listen-to-the-title-track-from-pure-bathing-cultures-pray-for-rain/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/07/22/listen-to-the-title-track-from-pure-bathing-cultures-pray-for-rain/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:30:26 +0000 Chris http://www.gorillavsbear.net/?p=350499 Read more »]]>
Are you rough and ready tumble, are you careless like a child?
When you lost her did you smile, do you stumble are you wild?

Currently in love with the danceable/devastating (occasionally at the same time) new Pure Bathing Culture full-length; here is the title track. Pray For Rain is out October 23.

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