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premiere: stream Amelia Airhorn’s glorious love letter to NYC nightlife


Skylar Spence + the Knocks combine forces as supergroup/alter-ego Amelia Airhorn to drop an immersive, character-filled, starry-eyed love letter to NYC nightlife, teeming with summertime nostalgia, familiar samples, channel-surfing interludes, New York hip-hop, and straight up euphoric hands-in-the-air disco-soul...

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Skylar Spence x GvsB takeover: Braque – Maraude


I just stumbled upon this record label called D.K.O. out of France, and they’ve got an impressive roster of house and disco enthusiasts. Braque’s EP, ’Maraude’, is short but sweet from top to bottom, and the title track sounds like something that could have been released on Crydamoure...

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Skylar Spence x GvsB takeover: Roman à Clef – Bye/Gone


This track is the centerpiece of (for my money) the best album of 2015. I heard the single, “Abandonware”, on the radio on the way to leave for our first ever leg of tour. It floored me instantly...

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Skylar Spence x GvsB takeover: Motorcraft


From the mind of ACTUAL VISIONARY Chaz Allen comes Motorcraft. A bandcamp visit’s worth a thousand words, so i’ll spare you mine and meet you at the finish line. A MUST LISTEN. — Skylar Spence

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Skylar Spence x GvsB takeover: George Clanton – Wonder Gently


I was a huge fan of ‘Heartbeats’, a record by Mirror Kisses that soundtracked my summer of 2015. George Clanton is the mastermind behind the project, which he’s recently retired in favor of releasing music under his “real name”...

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Skylar Spence x GvsB takeover: マザー・グース – 貿易風にさらされて

貿易風にさらされて / マザー・グース

I don’t have much to say about this one, but it’s a jam and it goes like twenty different places within its three and a half-minute timeframe. It might sound like something you’d expect to hear on an Ariel Pink record, but the album credits include almost a dozen pioneers of the Japanese City Pop scene...

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Skylar Spence x GvsB takeover: Blank Body – g o o g l e me (exclusive)

blank body

One of my favorite releases of 2015 is ‘Explicit Deluxe’ by Blank Body, a California producer who’s putting out some of the most forward thinking electronic music this side of Bandcamp. I’m delighted to share an unreleased track in the form of a Real Housewives remix...

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Skylar Spence x GvsB takeover: Blood Moon – Homeland (Exclusive)


You may recognize Jesse Brickel as the live drummer for Skylar Spence, but he also runs a kickass one-man band under the name Blood Moon. He’s currently gearing up to release his sophomore album, Future Nostalgia, and he’s letting me leak a track...

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Skylar Spence x GvsB takeover: SAINT PEPSI – Fall Harder (Early Version)


I wrote this song one weekend while I was a student at Boston College, two months after I started the SAINT PEPSI project. I was initially planning to release this song under a side project, but my parents told me they thought it was the best song I’d ever written...

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Skylar Spence x GvsB takeover: Monkey (demo)


I haven’t had much time to work on new tunes since I finished ‘Prom King’, mostly due to putting a band together and playing a bunch of shows this summer. Which was awesome! But I’ve had some time off and I’m just trying to have fun making music again...

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