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Tess Roby x gorilla vs. bear takeover: Eliot Roby

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Eliot Roby is my brother, who wrote and recorded all of the guitar arrangements on Beacon. Often people ask me how it is to work with a sibling, and the answer is that it is both wonderful and difficult...

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Tess Roby x gorilla vs. bear takeover: Martha & the Muffins

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Martha & The Muffins are a Toronto band who rose to fame in the 1980s, with their hit single ‘Echo Beach’. Their daughter went to the same elementary school as me, and our parents became friends through picking us up in the playground every day...

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Tess Roby x gorilla vs. bear takeover: songs that somehow change your life

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Everyone has these ones– songs that hold a very important memory, or carry you through an important time in your life. Here are some of mine. -- Tess Roby

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Tess Roby x gorilla vs. bear takeover: Beacon mixing references playlist

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While mixing the record, Peter and I came up with a list of mixing references and sonic influences. Enjoy ~ Tess Roby

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Tess Roby x gorilla vs. bear takeover: The Bottle Garden Studio

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Beacon was recorded and mixed at The Bottle Garden studio in Montreal during the winter of 2016. The Bottle Garden is a gem of a studio, a shrine to analogue tape and equipment hiding just below the noses of passersby on a busy street in the Mile End...

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Tess Roby x gorilla vs. bear takeover: catalyst

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In February 2017 we set out to California to film the video for Catalyst. We rented a car for two weeks, took a boat to Catalina island, drove deep into the desert. It was a magical experience, and I feel that this video is the first artistic vision I have ever seen realized. Here are some behind the scenes photographs, stills and memories from the amazing adventure that happened as we filmed this video. -- Tess Roby

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Tess Roby x gorilla vs. bear takeover: The Beacon

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The Beacon exists in Lancashire, England, not far from where my father was born and where I spent summers as a child. I have been returning to it my whole life. The photograph above is featured on the gatefold of the LP. It’s me as a child, walking up to beacon, somehow so telling of the future. -- Tess Roby

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Tess Roby – Given Signs

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Montreal's Tess Roby shares the dreamy opening track from her beautiful new album Beacon, out tomorrow on "marble cloud" vinyl via Italians Do It Better. Listen below + check back here tomorrow as Tess takes over GvsB all day:

photos: Lou Rebecca – Live in LA

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All photos shot by David at Resident in Los Angeles.

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Tess Roby shares dreamy new single “Catalyst” from her debut album Beacon

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Montreal based musician + photographer Tess Roby follows up last year's beautiful "Ballad 5" with another dreamy and poignant new synth-pop gem from her stellar debut LP Beacon, a "spiritual homage" to her late father, inspired by the Beacon's magical pull...

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