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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

deep cover

Here's our first listen to Sun Araw's new double LP ON PATROL, in the form of this clip for dubby interstellar jungle jam "Deep Cover" (not a Dre + Snoop cover), directed by Cameron Stallones himself. ON PATROL is out in early April on Not Not Fun.



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belong

Washed Out performs "Belong" at the Mexican Summer + gorilla vs. bear SXSW showcase/dance party, with an assist from the dudes in Small Black. Shot by the hardest working crew at SXSW 2010, Yours Truly:



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dark days



Slumberland is reissuing Sound of the Westway, the debut LP from '80s Swiss post-punk girl group Chin Chin. The record, which came out in 1985 and has been out of print for years, will be released on vinyl only with "new mastering and artwork" by the label (in conjunction with Mississippi Records) on April 13. Here's Westway's sweetly melodic, C86-leaning opening jam, "Dark Days":

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

march 2010 mix



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march 2010 mix (75 mb)

[tracklist after the jump]

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01 twin sister :: all around and away we go
02 ariel pink's haunted graffiti :: round and round
03 washed out :: #7
04 sister irene o'connor :: fire of god's love (more info)
05 caribou :: odessa (nite jewel remix)
06 tame impala :: 41 mosquitos (canyons remix)
07 dimlite :: diana won't
08 j dilla :: safety dance
09 HEALTH :: in heat (javelin remix)
10 all saints day :: it'll come around
11 gauntlet hair :: i was thinking...
12 sleep over :: sunspots
13 zola jesus :: night
14 cults :: go outside
15 washed out :: #6

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previously:

January 2010 mix

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color your life



Twin Sister is now offering their amazing new EP Color Your Life as a free download on their website. Here are a couple highlights, but the whole thing is pretty beautiful (today's P4k review compared their sound to Stereolab, Bjork, and Cocteau Twins). Pre-order the vinyl version here. You can also pick up a cassette featuring some demos from the new EP from Chocolate Bobka's Curatorial Club.

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twin sister :: lady daydream
twin sister :: all around and away we go

Twin Sister :: Color Your Life EP .zip (63 mb)

[thanks to ryan for the tip]

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eternal summers 10"



Just a heads up to let you know that the 2009 self-titled debut EP from Virginia's Eternal Summers -- one of last year's best -- is now available on 10" vinyl from Chimney Sweep Records. I was lucky enough to snag a copy of the 10" at SXSW, and can confirm that the duo's hazy, heartfelt "dream punk" sounds even better on glorious heavy duty vinyl. Limited to 500 copies; get it here (comes with a free digital download) before it's gone.

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eternal summers :: fall straight back

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Monday, March 29, 2010

it'll come around


[photo by pooneh ghana]

Katy of Vivian Girls just sent over this infectious springtime jam by her new group with Gregg Foreman of Cat Power, All Saints Day. On "It'll Come Around," the unexpected duo rip through a fuzz-laden beach backdrop, with Katy's recognizable vocals soaring above the noise. I assume this will be out sooner or later on the Girls' own Wild World Records. Looking forward to hearing what these two come up with next:

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All Saints Day :: It'll Come Around

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cults + forest family records


[forest family records logo by will bryant]

We are beyond psyched to announce that we've teamed up with our good friends at Weekly Tape Deck to start a new record label called Forest Family. We've got some big things planned for the label's very near future, and we couldn't be more excited about our debut release, which is also the first-ever release from mysterious duo Cults, featuring the much-loved, sunny 60's-pop-inspired instant summer anthem "Go Outside," backed with the equally infectious "Most Wanted" on the b-side. The 7" single, which is limited to 400 copies pressed on bright yellow vinyl, is officially out on April 20, but you can pre-order it here now.



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cults :: most wanted

[Pre-order Cults' Go Outside 7" here]

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Love: Whose Songs are Dreams in the Human Mind

Toro y Moi performs Causers of This standouts "You Hid" + Talamak," as shot in Brooklyn by Ray Concepcion through a pair of disposable 3-D glasses (with intro music by Austin's Sleep Over):



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babe rainbow x midnight juggernauts



Here's the b-side from Midnight Juggernauts' This New Technology 7", on which the title track is mutated into an ominous, crawling, dubbed-out dirge by Vancouver "surf-step" producer Babe Rainbow, whose own haunted Shaved EP is out now on Warp:

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midnight juggernauts :: this new technology (babe rainbow dark & dubby remix)

Midnight Juggernauts' This New Technology 7" is limited to 500 copies on orange vinyl, and is out now on Acephale.

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video: dum dum girls | "Jail La La"



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Sunday, March 28, 2010

ancient treasure


s.t. mikael's psychocosmic songs

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paul white :: ancient treasure

[via now again records]

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

video: erykah badu | "window seat"



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Thursday, March 25, 2010

premiere: jónsi of sigur rós + nico muhly | "go do"

Sigur Ros frontman Jónsi performs "Go Do," the opening track from his solo debut Go, live at Bethnal Green with composer Nico Muhly:



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GvsB Sirius | XM Blog Radio

Our weekly Sirius | XM Blog Radio show airs today at noon Eastern (and again at midnight) on Sirius XMU. This week's episode features new music from Delorean, Gauntlet Hair, Twin Sister, Washed Out, Sleep Over, J Dilla, and more. You can listen online with a free trial here. Check this week's playlist + some mp3s after the jump...

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gorilla vs. bear blog radio :: March 25, 2010

01 jj :: my life
02 twin sister :: all around and away we go
03 twin sister :: ribbon bow
04 les sins :: lina
05 animal collective :: daily routine
06 how to dress well :: ready for the world
07 burial :: fostercare
08 j dilla :: safety dance
09 caribou :: odessa (nite jewel remix)
10 stereolab :: miss modular
11 weird tapes :: home
12 cults :: go outside
13 love is all :: make out fall out make up
14 robyn :: no hassle
15 delorean :: stay close
16 dum dum girls :: play with fire
17 gauntlet hair :: i was thinking...
18 the sandwitches :: kiss your feet
19 sleep over :: sunspots
20 OoOOo :: nosummr4u
21 jj :: my way
22 washed out :: #7
23 major lazer :: can't stop now
24 flying lotus :: auntie's lock (infinitum)
25 smith westerns :: imagine, pt. 3
26 grass widow :: to where
27 the bitters :: travelin girl
28 pearl harbor :: luv goon
29 the mayfair set :: already warm
30 grouper :: heavy water/i'd rather be sleeping

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video: Glass Candy | "Feeling Without Touching"

Glass Candy's first official video, directed by Travis Peterson:



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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

beck, st. vincent, liars + os mutantes cover INXS



[via @st_vincent // record club]

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mp3: new Delorean | "stay close"



Taken from the band's Subiza LP, out next month on True Panther:

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delorean :: stay close



[via true panther/matador]

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go outside



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cults :: go outside

Unofficial video by Helene Park

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mp3: nite jewel x caribou



Nite Jewel reworks one of the best songs of the year. Taken from a Europe-only 12" single, out soon on City Slang:

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caribou :: odessa (nite jewel remix)

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Monday, March 22, 2010

photos: gorilla vs. bear + mexican summer showcase | SXSW 2010


dum dum girls


best coast


the golden filter


pearl harbor


mountain man


the sandwitches


aerin of the bitters







More photos from the Gorilla vs. Bear + Mexican Summer SXSW 2010 showcase here...

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

photos: the xx / jj / SALEM | Young Turks showcase SXSW 2010



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NBA star / sandwich blogger Matt Bonner

[photos by David]

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polaroids: toro y moi / warpaint / washed out | live at urban outfitters SXSW 2010

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[photos by david]

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Friday, March 19, 2010

set times for our Friday SXSW parties


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Our party with Mexican Summer Records kicks off at noon today (Friday March 19) at Klub Krucial, on 6th St. next to Emo's. The day party is FREE and open to the public (NO RSVP or badge/wristband required), while the evening showcase is an official SXSW event. First 50 people that show up get a free Mexican Summer/Gorilla vs. Bear SXSW t-shirt by RVCA and a copy of Mexican Summer's new vinyl compilation.

Friday, March 19 :: noon
KLUB KRUCIAL
614 E. 6th Street (Next to Emo's)

Unofficial Day Party (FREE/open to the public):

12:00 Eternal Summers
12:45 Mountain Man
1:30 The Bitters
2:15 Woodsman
3:00 The Sandwitches
3:45 The Mantles
4:45 Dum Dum Girls
5:30 The Golden Filter
6:15 Best Coast

Official SXSW Evening Showcase:

7:00 The Young
8:00 Weekend
9:00 Pearl Harbor
10:00 Tamaryn
11:00 Real Estate
12:00 Memory Tapes
1:00 Washed Out (feat. Small Black)

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Here are the set times for the Underwater Peoples/GvsB showcase this evening at Longbranch Inn. FREE/no RSVP required:

Friday, March 19 :: 8 PM
LONGBRANCH INN
1133 E. 11th St.

Young Prisms 8:30-8:55
Big Troubles 9:10-9:35
Fluffy Lumbers 9:50-10:15
Family Portrait 10:30- 10:55
Andrew Cedermark 11:10-11:35
Pill Wonder 11:55:12:20
Mountain Man 12:35-1:00
Air Waves 1:15-1:45

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

GvsB Sirius | XM Blog Radio :: SXSW edition

Our weekly Sirius | XM Blog Radio show airs today at noon Eastern (and again at midnight) on Sirius XMU. This week's special SXSW-focused edition features music from the xx, Best Coast, Washed Out, the Morning Benders, Real Estate, Dum Dum Girls, and more. You can listen online with a free trial here. Check this week's playlist + some mp3s after the jump...

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gorilla vs. bear blog radio :: March 18, 2009

01 ariel pink's haunted graffiti :: round and round
02 holy shit :: written all over your face
03 white denim :: i'd have it just the way we were
04 cults :: go outside
05 magic kids :: hey boy
06 harlem :: someday soon
07 happy birthday :: subliminal message
08 magic kids :: good to be
09 washed out :: new theory
10 memory tapes :: bicycle
11 toro y moi :: talamak
12 the sandwitches :: kiss your feet
13 eternal summers :: fall straight back
14 mountain man :: animal tracks
15 best coast :: when i'm with you
16 pearl harbor :: luv goon
17 dum dum girls :: rest of our lives
18 the mantles :: don't lie
19 the bitters :: no anchor
20 real estate :: beach comber
21 the morning benders :: cold war
22 jj :: baby
23 the xx :: hot like fire (aaliyah cover)
24 HEALTH :: in heat (javelin remix)
25 the golden filter :: hide me
26 family portrait :: mega secrets
27 reading rainbow :: underground
28 sleep over :: sunspots
29 joanna newsom :: good intentions paving company
30 beach house :: master of none
31 panda bear :: untitled (guys eyes)
32 donnie & joe emerson :: baby

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

j dilla :: safety dance



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j dilla :: safety dance

Dilla flips "The Safety Dance." Taken from J Dilla: Donut Shop, out in May on Stones Throw.

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two thousand and ten injuries



Love is All's Two Thousand And Ten Injuries is out next week on Polyvinyl, and the label has hooked us up with a couple LPs to give away on the release date. One winner gets a copy of the record on limited white vinyl (edition of 500) + this new Love is All t-shirt, while another winner will get the record on white vinyl + CD. Hit us up at gorillavsbearcontests@gmail.com if you'd like to enter, and I'll pick two winners at random next week.

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Love is All :: Repetition



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Monday, March 15, 2010

miracles club x FUR



"Clears Throat," the recent "mutant tapeloop disco" jam from Denton's FUR, gets reworked by Portland psych-house duo Miracles Club:

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FUR :: clears throat (Miracles Club remix)

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subliminal message



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Happy Birthday :: Subliminal Message

From Happy Birthday's self-titled debut, out tomorrow on Sub Pop. Catch Happy Birthday on Wednesday in Austin with Harlem, the Magic Kids, and more at the free True Panther / Harlem / GvsB presented Victims of Sonic Attack! party.

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crafts for a cause



Little Joy's Binki Shapiro emailed us over the weekend to let us know that her charity benefit auction goes live today. The auction, which will raise funds for "rebuilding and maintaining long term sustainability in Haiti," includes lots of cool one-of-a-kind items from some of your favorite bands, including the guitar that Ed Droste learned to play on, a No Age shirt that will get you into their shows free for life, an original painting by Cat Power (pictured above), toy robots signed and decorated by Daft Punk, and much more. Other participating artists include the Strokes, Devendra Banhart, Spike Jonze, Fleet Foxes, Aziz Ansari, and more.

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bring a date...


[flyer by a. savage // click for larger image]


Before we head down to Austin for SXSW, we're teaming up with our NTX bros Weekly Tape Deck and the great Fergus & Geronimo to present this SXSW warm-up tonight + tomorrow night at Mable Peabody's in Denton. Starring Reading Rainbow, the Sandwitches, Eternal Summers, Beach Fossils, Coasting, and many more. $5. Check all the set times here.

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Reading Rainbow :: underground
Eternal Summers :: fall straight back
The Sandwitches :: back to the sea
Coasting :: hots for teacher

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

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Friday, March 12, 2010

dead sun



Liquid Vega's excellent new "ghost disco" single "Dead Sun" is extended into a hypnotic, darkly seductive late-night club jam on this "semi-trance" mix by Sweden's Museum of Bellas Artes. Look for Liquid Vega's Dead Sun single April 19 on Force Majeure:

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liquid vega :: dead sun (museum of bellas artes remix)

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OUT PAST CURFEW



Video by Zahid Jiwa. Catch Rangers at SXSW here, here, and here. Suburban Tours is out now on Olde English Spelling Bee.

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mp3: new Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti | "Round and Round"



As previously reported, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti recently signed with 4AD for the release of their next full-length, due sometime this spring. On lead single "Round and Round," a newly focused/evolved Ariel Pink conjures the kind of genuine nostalgia and longing that was hinted at on brilliant '08 single "Can't Hear My Eyes." This one, though, is elevated by a chorus that may be the best thing he's ever written: unabashedly sentimental, pure '70s AM-radio gold that easily transcends the lo-fi tag that Pink is apparently trying to shed with the release of this new record. An early frontrunner for song of the year:

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Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti :: Round and Round

The limited Round and Round 7" single is out on 4AD on April 26.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

frankie rose covers arthur russell



Ex-Vivian Girl/Crystal Stilt and current Dum Dum Girl Frankie Rose and her new band the Outs recently upped a number of awesome new jams to their myspace page, including a nice cover of Arthur Russell's "You Can Make Me Feel Bad," as well as new songs "Don't Tread," "Save Me," and "Girlfriend Island." Take a listen here, and catch the group at one of their many SXSW appearances, or at BRO FEST 2010 here in Dallas with Dum Dum Girls.

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