We're not quite halfway through 2018, but here's our annual recap of the albums + songs of the first half of the year anyway. I’ve excluded any records that we’ve released on our new label Luminelle Recordings; otherwise, the stellar new ones from Helena Deland, Anemone, and Hana Vu would have all figured prominently into both of these lists. Also, I guess a few of these aren’t officially out yet. Sorry!
Presenting our new monthly mix for May 2018, featuring some of the best new tracks we heard over the past month, from CHROMATICS, Tirzah, Otha, Playboi Carti, Beach House, Bella Boo + more. Thanks JJ for the cover image:
Presenting our new monthly mix for April 2018, featuring some of the best new tracks we heard over the past month, from Grouper, Moodymann, Oneohtrix Point Never, Bella Boo, Carla Dal Forno + more:
Presenting our new monthly mix for March 2018, just a few days late. Featuring some of the best new tracks we heard over the past month, from Tess Roby, Kaytranada, Amen Dunes, Air Waves, Sun June + more:
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...
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:
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...
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:
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: