GORILLA VS. BEAR http://www.gorillavsbear.net a Texas-based music blog Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:37:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 new Puro Instinct – W.Y.L. http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/07/01/new-puro-instinct-w-y-l/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/07/01/new-puro-instinct-w-y-l/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:27:28 +0000 Chris http://www.gorillavsbear.net/?p=350211

…something for all the lovers out there from your girlz + Sam Mehran <3

Another glittery new love song from our favorite LA sister duo, mixed + co-produced by Sam Mehran:

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listen: Beach House share gorgeous new single Sparks http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/07/01/listen-beach-house-share-gorgeous-new-single-sparks/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/07/01/listen-beach-house-share-gorgeous-new-single-sparks/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:11:14 +0000 Chris http://www.gorillavsbear.net/?p=350173 Read more »]]>

Beach House unveil a dreamy new jam from their beautiful, long-awaited new album Depression Cherry: with its distorted, cascading washes of shoegaze guitar, “Sparks” isn’t necessarily the most indicative of the whole record and the band’s promised “return to simplicity” — a promise on which they deliver gloriously, by the way — but it feels like the perfect choice for the album’s lead single, and a triumphant, achingly gorgeous return from one of our favorite bands. Depression Cherry is out August 28 on Sub Pop (that red velvet sleeve is looking plush).

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Tamaryn – Softcore http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/06/30/tamaryn-softcore/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/06/30/tamaryn-softcore/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:20:55 +0000 Chris http://www.gorillavsbear.net/?p=350167

Taken from Tamaryn‘s excellent new record Cranekiss, out August 28 on Mexican Summer.


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june 2015 mix http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/06/29/june-2015-mix/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/06/29/june-2015-mix/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 02:50:12 +0000 Chris http://www.gorillavsbear.net/?p=350147 Read more »]]>


01 Domenique Dumont :: Comme Ça 00:00
02 Yumi Zouma :: alena (race banyon remix) 03:40
03 Nicolas Jaar :: volver 08:50
04 swim good x merival :: since u asked 11:00
05 Eric Copeland :: cheap treat (panda bear version) 13:33
06 Years and Years :: shine (danny l harle remix) 17:45
07 Strange Names :: i can’t control myself (doss remix) 21:09
08 Abelard :: dance in space ✌︎ (dream fiend remix) 25:04
09 ABRA :: roses xoxo 29:38
10 The Galleria :: mezzanine 33:10
11 Vesuvio Solo :: don’t ask don’t tell (unknown mobile remix) 37:05
12 Qrion :: sink (hemsworth fountain version) 41:11
13 drip-133 :: this is something, now isnt it (feat. sosi) 42:50
14 Toro y Moi :: that instead of this 45:20
15 Harry Fraud :: haaaaaan (instrumental) 46:52
16 Domenique Dumont :: la bataille de neige 50:08
17 Dux Content :: snow globe 53:48

[previous monthly mixes]

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premiere: Air Waves – Milky Way http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/06/29/premiere-air-waves-milky-way/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/06/29/premiere-air-waves-milky-way/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:00:12 +0000 Chris http://www.gorillavsbear.net/?p=350134 Read more »]]>

Here’s a moving new jam from Nicole Schneit, aka Air Waves, taken from her beautiful, long-awaited forthcoming full-length Parting Glances. In the past, we’ve used phrases like “casually poignant” and “world-weary” when describing Schneit’s lovely way with melody, her familiar, worn-in voice, and her often subtly heartbreaking turns of phrase, and that all certainly applies on the hopefully melancholy “Milky Way“, one of the album’s standout tracks. Parting Glances, which was recorded with Jarvis Taveniere of Woods and features vocals from Jana Hunter on two tracks, is out September 18 on Western Vinyl.

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listen to Nicolas Jaar’s Nymphs III 12″ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/06/28/listen-to-nicolas-jaars-nymphs-iii-12/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/06/28/listen-to-nicolas-jaars-nymphs-iii-12/#comments Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:30:18 +0000 Chris http://www.gorillavsbear.net/?p=350123 Read more »]]>

Nico Jaar follows up the release of Nymphs II + the generous free release of his early 2015 LP/film soundtrack Pomegranates with his new Nymphs III 12″. Listen to both sides — “Swim” + “Mistress” — below or here.

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Domenique Dumont – Comme Ça http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/06/25/domenique-dumont-comme-ca/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/06/25/domenique-dumont-comme-ca/#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:00:45 +0000 Chris http://www.gorillavsbear.net/?p=350095 Read more »]]>

This one was a last-minute entry on our records of the year (SO FAR) list, from a mysterious artist named Domenique Dumont. Even Domenique’s own label, the Paris-based Antinote Recordings, claims to know nothing about the artist (please), but he/she has created a blissful, dreamily aquatic world via an elegant collision of dub, tropicalia, chillwave, ye-ye, bossa nova, techno, balearic, and every other genre/vibe you could possibly need for the beach. The poppier vocal tracks “Comme Ça” + “L’Esprit de l’Escalier” are the obvious standouts, but repeat listens of jams like “La Bataille de Neige” + “Le Château de Corail” reveal a deeper, insanely pleasant, spaced-out surf-dub trip. Comme Ça is out now; listen to the record in its entirety below:

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Pete Rock remixes Panda Bear’s Crosswords http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/06/25/pete-rock-remixes-panda-bears-crosswords/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/06/25/pete-rock-remixes-panda-bears-crosswords/#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:00:17 +0000 Chris http://www.gorillavsbear.net/?p=350099 Read more »]]>

The legend Pete Rock lends his golden touch on a nice and subtle hip-hop re-working of one of the best tracks of the year. This one will appear on the PBVSGR Remixes EP, along with the previously released Danny L Harle + Andy Stott remixes and more, out next week. In related news, check PB’s own new “remix”/beautifully warped version of Eric Copeland’s “Cheap Trickhere.

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premiere: Gwenno remixes Stealing Sheep’s Not Real http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/06/22/premiere-gwenno-remixes-stealing-sheeps-not-real/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/06/22/premiere-gwenno-remixes-stealing-sheeps-not-real/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:59:29 +0000 Chris http://www.gorillavsbear.net/?p=350073 Read more »]]>

Former Pipettes front-woman Gwenno remixes the title track from one of our favorite records of the year so far, transforming Stealing Sheep‘s infectiously off-kilter pop gem “Not Real” into a chugging, hypnotically disorienting electro-kraut-pop jam. Gwenno’s own excellent LP Y DYDD OLAF, originally released late last year, will be reissued on July 24 by Heavenly Recordings.

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listen to Four Tet’s new record Morning/Evening http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/06/21/listen-to-four-tets-new-record-morningevening/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2015/06/21/listen-to-four-tets-new-record-morningevening/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:30:45 +0000 Chris http://www.gorillavsbear.net/?p=350066 Read more »]]>
“Produced by Kieran Hebden between August 2014 and February 2015

This music was created on a laptop computer using the Ableton Live software to control and mix VST synthesizers and manipulations of found audio recordings.”

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