2011

Grouper re-releases rare Water People single to benefit NoDAPL
Grouper's Liz Harris has digitally re-released her incredible + long out-of-print Water People 7" -- copies of the 2011 release go for $50+ on discogs -- on bandcamp today, with all of her proceeds going directly to support NoDAPL (and of course, bandcamp will donate their share today …
gorilla vs. bear’s songs of 2011
Presenting our 100 favorite songs of 2011. Like our albums of the year list, we had to leave off a ton of great jams, but this is a pretty thorough representation of what we were most into this year. Turns out it was a pretty great one. Check the list after the jump…
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…
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...

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