Gorilla vs. Bear

is creating the best independent music blog on the internet since 2005
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super close friends 💎
$5
per month

All patrons will receive access to EXCLUSIVE weekly GvsB bonus  content like playlists, mixes, and special posts, created by us and available to patrons only. 


And each month, we'll choose a few patrons at random and send them a #rare piece of GvsB-related merch or ephemera, such as an original one-of-a-kind Polaroid of one of our favorite artists taken by us, a meaningful vinyl record from our personal collection, a Luminelle test pressing, one-off GvsB tee or jersey, etc.

true homie status 💙
$10
per month

Everything from the $5 tier plus:


  • an original polaroid of a GvsB-approved artist, taken by us
  • a GvsB sticker
  • We love you
personal mix god tier 🏆
$20
per month

everything from the $5 + $10 tiers, plus I'll make you a one-of-a-kind custom mix and/or playlist with a theme of your choosing, complete with cover art, for your event, party, whatever you want, whenever you want. 

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About Gorilla vs. Bear

“WTF!!!! Gorilla Vs Bear Posted Black And White Up! That's The Only Music Site I Ever Go To. WTF? Got Damn, Fucking Swag. Shit.” – Tyler, the Creator

Hi. We are Gorilla vs. Bear, an independent music blog born in 2005. For the past 15 years, we have tirelessly sought out the most exciting new music without regard to genre, becoming one of the best destinations for new music discovery in the process. We do as much as we can to lovingly support the artists that are important to us by sharing their music with our ever-expanding readership at gorillavsbear.net. We’re not a podcast, but we do host an award-winning, national weekly show on SiriusXM satellite radio. We recently launched a sweet new record label called Luminelle Recordings, and we regularly present amazing concerts in Texas and beyond. Our previous GvsB live shows have featured such luminaries as Grimes, CHROMATICS, Danny Brown, SOPHIE, Panda Bear, Laurel Halo, Charli XCX, and more. Our work has been featured in the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, the Guardian, and Rolling Stone, among other esteemed publications, and Pitchfork once called us their “favorite music blog”, only to retroactively delete it when they were acquired by Condé Nast. 

We're one of the last ones still doing it, and we'd love to continue doing what we do forever without succumbing to the prevailing clickbait culture that has befallen so many of our peers. But as you probably know, the internet ad economy is not what it used to be, and that is why we’re here on Patreon.

We genuinely hope to be a bright spot and a source of discovery and inspiration in your daily internet routine. We understand that there are an infinite number of more important ways to spend your hard-earned money, and that not everyone has the means or desire to contribute. The site will still always remain free for all to use.

But if you do value the site, and enjoy discovering your favorite new artists via our daily posts and monthly mixes, and appreciate our unwavering focus on the actual music and the thrill of discovery, please consider contributing. We appreciate your support immensely, thanks for helping to keep GvsB alive.

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