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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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video: listen to the title track from Johnny Jewel’s new solo album Digital Rain

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Digital Rain is out on January 26th on pink champagne vinyl via Italians Do It Better. Video directed by Daniel Fickle + starring Aletheia Matthews:

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stream CHROMATICS’ 18-song deluxe Cherry LP

As the world waits with bated breath for Dear Tommy, the prolific Italians Do It Better continues to quietly share a wealth of amazing new and/or rare material in 2017. The label just dropped a sprawling new deluxe version of CHROMATICS' 2016 Cherry LP, featuring a handful of reworked tracks alongside the title track and previously released jams like "Hands in the Dark" + the group's dreamy "Ceremony" cover...

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video: CHROMATICS – CITY BEDS

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Italians Do It Better is releasing a couple of obscure, long out-of-print records today, including GLASS CANDY's 2006 I Always Say Yes LP on lavender marble vinyl with "5 unreleased outtakes & alternate mixes From the original tapes", and CHROMATICS' little-heard NITE LP, recorded in 2004-2005 before Ruth Radelet joined the band...

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Italians Do It Better release autumn 12″ bundle

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Italians Do It Better just quietly dropped a limited new "autumn 12" bundle" on their site, featuring releases from Invisible Conga People, Andrew Douglas Rothbard, and Twisted Wires, pressed on "transparent blue mist, emerald, & fog" 180g vinyl...

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