Contact Us

vancouver

premiere: Ora Cogan – The Light

photo by Mona li Alzghoul
photo by Mona li Alzghoul

I serendipitously caught a stunning live set from Vancouver's Ora Cogan at Boise's amazing Treefort Fest last week, thanks to arriving at the venue a couple hours early to stake out a good spot for Grouper, who was headlining the evening's show. Cogan debuted a handful of darkly beautiful and poignant songs from her forthcoming new album Crickets, a profoundly moving collection of visceral, haunted psych-folk elegies, recorded very recently (just last month) in Philly with Tom Deis of uni ika ai. She was hands down my favorite new discovery of the fest, so it goes without saying that we're honored to premiere one of those new tracks here today. Ora told us via email about the meaning behind her ominous but cathartic single "The Light":

Read More

Pacific Coliseum – Ocean City

PAC COL OCEAN CITY

Just in time for the start of spring, Jamison of Teen Daze shares the transportive, hazily glistening balearic vibes of the lead single and title track from the debut of his new project, Pacific Coliseum...

Read More

RAMZi – Noite

ramzi noite

Phobiza "Noite" Vol 2. is the new EP from Vancouver's Phoebe Guillemot aka RAMZi, out later this month on Mood Hut:

Read More

Mood Hut readies new release on Japanese label Snaker

MOOD HUT x SNAKER

Vancouver's Mood Hut crew is set to drop a new comp next month on Japanese label Snaker, featuring what sounds like very soothing and blissed-out tracks by Jack J, Pender Street Steppers, and more, all with very appropriate titles like "Rain Dance", "Lunar Milk", "Love Festival", etc. (full details + descriptions of each track here). Cover art by MUSTONE. Chill preview after the jump:

Read More

Mood Hut crew announces Disco Mantras 12″

DISCO MANTRAS

Not exactly sure who or what these tracks are, but we do know this comes from a forthcoming 12" LP from Vancouver's Mood Hut crew, and it sounds exceedingly dope. According to the soundcloud description, the aptly named Disco Mantras is made up of "loose-ish collaborations straight from the swamps and isolated bus stops of the lower mainland…" Zone out to this 11-minute Disco Mantras teaser + check the full tracklist below:

Read More

premiere: Mind Bath – Bad Timing

Mind Bath - Bad Timing (3)

A couple months back we posted up a "floating, intoxicatingly languid" breakup jam from Montreal artist June Moon, aka Forever, who makes up half of tropical house/paradise party duo Cafe Lanai. Not to be outdone, her bandmate in the group also makes sensual, intensely yearning slow-jams as Mind Bath, and will release his proper debut single this week on Cascine's singles imprint CSCN...

Read More

download Cindy Lee’s MALENKOST tape for free

CINDY LEE MALENKOST TAPE

We mentioned the other day that Cindy Lee (Patrick Flegel, formerly of Women) had an extremely limited new cassette release out on Vancouver label Isolated Now Waves; that tape has since sold out, and the band is now giving the record away as a free download — along with their even better Act of Tenderness LP — over on their geocities page. Listen to another haunted lullaby from MALENKOST + download the whole thing below:

Read More

hear an achingly beautiful song from Cindy Lee’s new MALENKOST cassette

CINDY LEE ALWAYS LOVERS

Cindy Lee, the experimental pop project from former Women guitarist/singer Pat Flegel, follows up one of the best albums of 2015 with MALENKOST, an 11-song cassette release on Vancouver label Isolated Now Waves...

Read More

premiere: Forever – Every Second

FOREVER

Here's a floating, intoxicatingly languid new track from Montreal's Forever, aka June Moon of Cafe Lanai, the Vancouver duo responsible for one of our favorite chilled tropical house tracks of the year...

Read More

listen to Cindy Lee’s very dark and heartbreaking new album Act of Tenderness

CINDY LEE

Cindy Lee is the experimental no wave / blues / trans-pop project from former Women (and more recently, Androgynous Mind) guitarist/singer Patrick Flegel. "Power and Possession" is taken from the group's intensely dark and cathartic new album Act of Tenderness, an eerie fever dream of fleeting, utterly heartbreaking classic girl-group melodies, sometimes obscured by abrasive noise and buried under a heavy layer of murk, casting a palpable, unshakeable gloom over the whole thing...

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://www.gorillavsbear.net using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for GORILLA VS. BEAR quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!