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Grouper re-releases rare Water People single to benefit NoDAPL

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Grouper's Liz Harris has digitally re-released her incredible + long out-of-print Water People 7" -- copies of the 2011 release go for $50+ on discogs -- on bandcamp today, with all of her proceeds going directly to support NoDAPL (and of course, bandcamp will donate their share today to the ACLU)...

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premiere: Grouper welcomes the Winter Solstice with beautiful new Paradise Valley 7″

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The winter solstice is an astronomical event marking the shortest day and longest night of the year, a day on which the sun stands still, officially ushering in winter. It's a cold, dark time, and it feels that way this year more so than ever...

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watch Grouper’s mesmerizing Boiler Room live set

GROUPER BOILER ROOM

I'll be drifting off to sleep to this every night for the forseeable future: A gorgeous and hypnotic live set from Grouper at MoMA PS1 in NYC, with visuals from her regular collaborator Paul Clipson.

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video: Helen – Covered in Shade

HELEN ORIGINAL FACES

Directed by Jamie Potter. "Covered in Shade" is taken from Helen's new LP the original faces (quickly becoming one of our favorite records of the year), out today on Kranky.

Liz Harris’ “pop group” Helen unveils another track: listen to “Violet”

HELEN

Last month, Liz Harris of Grouper announced the debut LP from her "pop group" Helen, and unveiled the record's stellar lead single "Motorcycle", a track that we said at the time maintained "all the beautiful, delicate haze of a Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill-era Grouper song, before erupting into a glorious, blown-out fuzz-pop jam...

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Liz Harris’ pop group Helen announces debut LP the original faces, hear first single “Motorcycle”

HELEN THE ORIGINAL FACES

In case you missed their excellent 7" single from a couple years back, Liz Harris of Grouper also plays in a "pop group" called Helen with some Portland friends (Jed Bindeman of Eternal Tapestry + Scott Simmons of Eat Skull)...

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video: Grouper – Made of Air

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mp3: new Grouper – Call Across Rooms

GROUPER RUINS

"Recorded pretty simply, with a portable 4-track, Sony stereo mic and an upright piano. When I wasnʼt recording songs I was hiking several miles to the beach. The path wound through the ruins of several old estates and a small village...

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Grouper announces new album Ruins

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"The album is a document. A nod to that daily walk. Failed structures. Living in the remains of love. I left the songs the way they came (microwave beep from when power went out after a storm); I hope that the album bears some resemblance to the place that I was in...

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Helen (Liz Harris of Grouper) – “Felt This Way” / “Dying All The Time”

LIZ HARRIS HELEN GROUPER

"I have been playing pop music with some friends and we made a 7". We're playing under the name Helen." -- Liz Harris of Grouper

Grab Helen's beautifully blown-out debut Felt This Way / Dying All the Time 7" single on iTunes...

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