UK group Fear of Men are currently traversing America's flyover states as we speak on the last leg of their 2016 North American summer tour with Puro Instinct, and they'll soon be arriving here in TX for a show tomorrow night in Dallas at Club Dada, and one on Saturday night down in Austin at Barracuda...
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With the recent return of Sirius XM's glorious seasonal yacht rock channel, we were inspired to compile this mixtape of modern soft rock, sophistipop, vaporwave, balearic pop, cosmic funk, and smooth hypnogogic jams from the past decade or so that would fit seamlessly in the station's rotation, or alongside the legends Fleetwood Mac, Loggins & Messina, Steely Dan, Hall & Oates, Toto, et al. on any yacht rock playlist. Shimmering and soothing summer-ready FM radio vibes for the weekend, with a nod to classic yacht rock's darker and weirder undertones. Listen/download + check the full tracklist below:
Listen to our JUNE 2016 monthly mix, featuring our favorite new tracks from the past month, below:
As we approach the midway point of what has been an overwhelming year for new music, here's the ever-evolving list of our favorite records of (roughly) the first half of 2016. Favorite songs of the year (SO FAR) coming later this week:
Listen to our MAY 2016 monthly mix, featuring our favorite new tracks from the past month, below:
Listen to our APRIL 2016 monthly mix, featuring new tracks from the past month by SZA, Nite Jewel, SALES, Autre Ne Veut, Boyboy, Andy Stott + more:
Listen to our March 2016 monthly mix, featuring new tracks from the past month by Negative Gemini, Merely, Maria Usbeck, Mall Grab, Japanese Breakfast + more. March was a particularly good month if you like to dance:
Our official Gorilla vs. Bear 2016 SXSW showcase at Mazda + Hype Machine's Hype Hotel offered a glimpse into the future of pop music on a beautiful Thursday night in east Austin, from Negative Gemini's frenetic, club-ready experimental electronic pop that began the evening (I heard at least a few people compare her vibe to an early Grimes set circa 2011) to headliner Charli XCX's first-ever, next-level collaborative set with SOPHIE, which Charli proclaimed "maybe my most favourite set I have EVER played"...
We're beyond psyched to present the official Gorilla vs. Bear x Mazda + Hype Machine's Hype Hotel SXSW 2016 showcase, starring: