favorites of 2012.5
Here are our favorite records / songs / videos from a very strong first half of 2012, complete with links to listen to the albums in their entirety, in most cases. We probably don't have to ask you to leave your choices in the comments, but as always, we enjoy seeing them...
presenting: GvsB II
Coming July 28 to the Granada Theater in Dallas, TX. Pre-sale tickets are available here now using the password gvsb2012. Starring:






Chromatics – Kill For Love

The highly anticipated new Chromatics double-LP Kill For Love is now (finally) available on iTunes, as of about 30 minutes ago, and it's well worth the wait. To recap:
gorilla vs. bear’s videos of 2011

We leave you for the weekend with our favorite music videos of 2011: you'll notice that the majority of these videos are of the low-budget, DIY variety, as most of the expensive / cinematic joints that dropped this year felt a little overwrought and, with a couple of notable exceptions, mostly fell …
gorilla vs. bear’s albums of 2011

This was a little tougher than usual this year, but after much deliberation and some unpleasant culling, here are our favorite releases -- full-lengths, mixtapes, EPs, and one cassette -- of 2011. To accompany our choices, we asked all of the amazing artists on our list to tell us their own personal…
video: Grimes – “Nightmusic” (YTGvB session)

When Grimes was in Dallas last summer for our first music fest, she came through to chill at the studio in East Dallas and watch Shabazz Palaces and do their thing. She wasn't planning on playing for us, but in the downtime between sessions, she was cool enough to hook up this magical, c…
cool 2k11
Something about this NME Cool List feels like one of the worst lists we've ever seen, so we thought it would be fun to make our own version. Of course we realize making "cool lists" is inherently not that cool. Leave your list in the comments if you hate ours...
Shabazz Palaces: YTGVB session
For our first official collaboration of many with SF's, Seattle's Shabazz Palaces hooked up this unreal performance at Tomcast in East Dallas when they were in town for GvsB Fest back in July. The brief session -- which went down on what was arguably the hottest day in our city's history…

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