Presenting the 6th annual installment in our series of modern yacht rock summer mixtapes: Since time is meaningless and very like fake in 2021, you'll find modern yacht rock-adjacent heroes -- Oneohtrix Point Never, TOPS, Men I Trust, Saint Pepsi, UMO, et al. -- mingling with melty, slowed + reverbed-out classics, 2021 bandcamp deep-dive obscurities that land somewhere between soft rock and vaporwave, '80s end-credits theme song vibes, and John fuckin Mayer. And like we've always maintained, we're not trying to adhere to the yacht rock purist's standards here; it's more of a vibe, you know it when you hear it. Listen/download + check the full tracklist below:

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GORILLA VS. BEAR MODERN YACHT ROCK 2021

01 ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER :: crosstalk II (00:00)
02 GERRY RAFFERTY :: baker street (slowed + reverb) (00:33)
03 CAROLE KING :: dancin' with tears in my eyes (slowed + reverb) (02:40)
04 SERI ISHIKAWA :: panorama heaven (04:34)
05 JOHN MAYER :: wild blue (07:42)
06 MEN I TRUST :: lucky sue (11:35)
07 DIVINO NIÑO :: made up my mind (14:55)
08 ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER :: crosstalk IV / radio lonelys (18:44)
09 SKYLAR SPENCE ALIVE 2020 :: hall & oates x daft punk (19:19)
10 LUXXURY :: baby please don't go (oooh no) (edit) (20:50)
11 BENNY MARDONES :: into the night (slowed + reverb) (26:08)
12 MEN I TRUST :: tides (27:40)
13 PAUL CHERRY :: like yesterday (30:44)
14 SHEER MAG :: silver line (34:39)
15 ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER :: crosstalk III (37:58)
16 UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA :: weekend run (38:00)
17 TOPS :: party again (42:34)
18 OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN :: magic (slowed + reverb) (45:17)
19 TADAO INOUE :: close your eyes (46:52)
20 BORN AT MIDNITE :: cruise control (48:15)
21 GERRY RAFFERTY :: right down the line (slowed + reverb) (51:08)
22 FLEETWOOD MAC :: dreams (vaporwave edit) (56:16)
23 CHUCK PERSON :: A2 (57:28)
24 ADE + CONNAN MOCKASIN :: it's just wind (58:10)
25 CRITICAL_GRIM :: strawberry icecream (1:01:25)
26 ANRI :: last summer whisper (1:04:14)
27 SAINT PEPSI :: nova (1:08:56)
28 FORD & LOPATIN :: break inside (1:10:40)
29 PSYCHIC MIRRORS :: you remind me (1:15:22)
30 MARILYN MARTIN :: sorcerer (1:20:07)
31 SERWED :: in spare (1:25:01)
32 BETTER PERSON + JOHN MOODS :: like a whisper (1:27:30)
33 JOHN MOODS :: without you (1:31:42)

[check our previous modern yacht rock mixes HERE]

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