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GvsB MODERN YACHT ROCK III MIXTAPE
Presenting the third installment in our series of annual modern yacht rock summer mixtapes: As always, we’re expanding the yacht rock universe here to include more modern sounds inspired by those classic easy listening FM-gold guilty pleasures of the late '70s and early '80s, while occasionally veer…
Hana Vu - Cool
We are extremely proud to present the unclassifiable new record from 17-year-old Los Angeles-based artist Hana Vu, out this summer on our label Luminelle Recordings. Written and produced entirely by Hana and mastered by Clay Jones (Modest Mouse, Sunflower Bean), How Many Times Have You Driven By is …
GvsB Best Songs of 2018 Spotify Playlist
2018 has been such a bountiful year for incredible new music from favorites new and old that it's been almost impossible to keep up, but I'm doing my best. In addition to all the posts here on the site, I've been consistently updating our running "Best Songs of 2018" Spotify playlist, feat…
Gorilla vs. Bear x SXSW 2018 lineup
The official Gorilla vs. Bear x SXSW 2018 showcase goes down on Friday night, March 16th, at Seven Grand in downtown Austin. Featuring the best official SXSW showcase lineup I've ever seen in my life, starring: Hinds, Faye Webster, Men I Trust, Helena Deland, Sun June, Hater, and Forever...
Helena Deland – “There Are a Thousand”
We are extremely proud to share the beautiful first song from the debut release on our new label Luminelle Recordings, from extraordinary Montreal artist Helena Deland. I was immediately taken by these songs after serendipitously happening upon them by mistake a couple months back, and Helena's eleg…
gorilla vs. bear’s songs of 2017
Before we even have time to second guess our albums of the year list, here are our favorite songs of 2017. While plenty of our old favorites are well repped -- including TOPS, Burial, Shabazz Palaces, SZA, Sufjan, Laurel Halo, et al. -- it was an exceptionally great year for exciting new artists, wi…
GORILLA VS. BEAR’S ALBUMS OF 2017
As the internet's collective attention span continues to dwindle away and the clickbait economy slowly ruins everything good, we made a conscious effort this year to spend more time listening to fewer things. Discovering new favorites will always remain a priority around here, but it felt good to de…
MEN I TRUST - "I Hope to be around"
Montreal group Men I Trust's most recent single "Tailwhip" is a perfect song, a stylishly understated indie-dance-pop track with an irresistibly velvety groove, a magical, infectious melody, and poignant, casually profound lyrics that are impossible to shake ("this co…
DJDS - Why Don't You Come On
DJDS follow up their song of the year contender "Trees on Fire" with another beautiful, emotional dancefloor anthem, featuring inspired guest vocals from Empress Of + recently crowned VMA BNA Khalid:
Kedr Livanskiy - Ariadna
Kedr Livanskiy shares the dreamy title track from one of our most anticipated full-lengths of 2017, the follow-up to her brilliant 2016 debut EP January Sun. According to her label 2MR, the new record was inspired by "the Izhevsk (sometimes referred to as "the capital of Russian electronic…

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