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GvsB x Luminelle SXSW 2019 official showcase

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We're psyched to announce that we'll be back at SXSW again this year with this stellar official showcase featuring some of the incredible artists on our label Luminelle Recordings, as well as a few other acts we're especially excited about in 2019, including Barrie, Ellis, BEA1991, and Pottery...

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CHROMATICS announce tour, share new single “Time Rider”, headlining GvsB VII

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CHROMATICS announce the DOUBLE EXPOSURE 2019 North American tour — their first in over 5 years — and share the video for glimmering new Dear Tommy track "Time Rider"...

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watch Helena Deland’s gorgeous Takeaway Show, shot in Paris by La Blogotheque

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La Blogotheque once again illustrate why they've been the best at this kind of thing for almost 15 years, as they capture an absolutely enchanting performance from Helena Deland along the Seine and in a charming old librairie in Paris, featuring two gorgeous acoustic versions of songs from her "Altogether Unaccompanied" series. Shot at St Michel + Odéon in Paris in October 2018. Directed by Fanny Corcelle:

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Gorilla vs. Bear’s ALBUMS of 2018

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Presenting the list of our favorite releases from an overwhelming year, posted up way too soon like we always do:

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Helena Deland’s first North American headlining tour starts this week, win tickets

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Helena Deland kicks off her first-ever headlining North American tour this week in Toronto, and we're giving away a pair of tickets to each show on the tour. Check all of the dates below, and go here to win tix via our instagram.

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video: Helena Deland – Claudion

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Montreal's Helena Deland shares the heartwarming video for one of the many highlights from her "Altogether Unaccompanied" series of songs -- which was recently reviewed by Pitchfork, who effused, "her melodies and arrangements are almost unfailingly captivating" -- starring Helena and her cousin Claudia busting the kind of sweet familial dance moves that only cousins can pull off...

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watch Helena Deland’s stunning performance for CBC Music’s First Play Live

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Montreal's Helena Deland stopped by CBC Music's First Play Live recently to play some selections from her series of songs "Altogether Unaccompanied" Vol. I-IV, as well as a goosebump-inducing performance of her 2016 masterpiece "Baby"...

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Helena Deland – Lean On You

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At the risk of sounding extremely biased, which, as a blog, I definitely am: if we're being honest, the 9 songs that make up the four collective volumes of Helena Deland's From The Series of Songs “Altogether Unaccompanied”, while not technically intended to exist as a cohesive full-length album, is easily one of the best records of the year...

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Helena Deland – Rise

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While the four volumes of Helena Deland's From the Series of Songs "Altogether Unaccompanied" do not technically constitute a full-length album -- Helena says that the songs are "to be considered as their own little things," adding, "They are part of something larger, yes, but they live on their own" -- enough time spent with the series reveals an elegance and understated dignity in the way Helena approaches relationships (romantic, familial, and otherwise) that inextricably links these songs to one another...

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