gorilla vs. bear modern yacht rock 2022 summer mix
gorilla vs. bear modern yacht rock 2021 summer mix
Presenting the 6th annual installment in our series of modern yacht rock summer mixtapes...
Gorilla vs. Bear Modern Yacht Rock 2020 Summer Mix
Presenting the 5th annual installment in our series of modern yacht rock summer mixtapes...
Light in the Attic dropping Pacific Breeze sequel this spring
The sequel to our favorite comp of last year is coming in May on Light in the Attic, and they already have the vibiest cover art of the year on lock...
GvsB MODERN YACHT ROCK 2019
Presenting the fourth annual installment in our series of modern yacht rock summer mixtapes: this year's mix was loosely inspired and guided by Light in the Attic's absurdly dope Pacific Breeze compilation of late '70s and early '80s Japanese City Pop that dropped this spring, which the label says lands in some nebulous zone encompassing "easy listening with mutant exotica, tilted techno-pop,
Aldous Harding covers Gerry Rafferty’s yacht rock classic “Right Down the Line”
As she prepares to unveil her brilliant new record Designer later this month on 4AD/Flying Nun, New Zealand's Aldous Harding once again illustrates why she's one of our favorite performers around with her haunting take on Gerry Rafferty's 1978 yacht rock classic, from a recent set at Rough Trade in Brooklyn (via Brooklyn Vegan):
Kelsey Lu covers 10cc’s yacht rock classic “I’m Not in Love”
Kelsey Lu follows up her lovely Joni Mitchell cover/Sampha collab with a sprawling, dreamily atmospheric rendition of "I'm Not in Love". Video by Alima Lee + Kelsey Lu:
GORILLA VS. BEAR YACHT ROCK 2017 MIX
Presenting our second annual summer mixtape of modern yacht rock vibes: Like last year, we’re using the term "yacht rock" loosely here, to include myriad sounds inspired by smooth, sumptous soft rock grooves, while occasionally veering off into balearica, pillowy soft funk, sophistipop, cosmic disco novelties, psych-soul, and darker forms of hypnogogia. Listen/download + check the full t
premiere: Dent May – Face Down in the Gutter of Your Love
Dent May returns with a charming new single, his first for Carpark Records: "Face Down in the Gutter of Your Love" is everything we love about vintage Dent, blending his smooth AOR-disco stylings and romantic yacht rock sentimentality with a darker, yearning side of his signature light-hearted wit, making for a wistful, heartfelt love song that would have been a perfect centerpiece on ou
yacht rock 2016 mixtape
With the recent return of Sirius XM's glorious seasonal yacht rock channel, we were inspired to compile this mixtape of modern soft rock, sophistipop, vaporwave, balearic pop, cosmic funk, and smooth hypnogogic jams from the past decade or so that would fit seamlessly in the station's rotation, or alongside the legends Fleetwood Mac, Loggins & Messina, Steely Dan, Hall & Oates, Toto, et al