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The fifth annual Gorilla Vs. Bear Festival has just announced their 2015 lineup, with Jamie xx headlining! The rest of the incredible lineup also includes Lower Dens, Tei Shi, Bop English, Yumi Zouma and more.

The annual one day fest has historically taken place at the best venue in Dallas, the 420 friendly Granada Theater. This year the event will be there on Friday, July 31st and expands to a second day in Austin on Saturday, August 1st, at The Mohawk.

Past performers in previous years have included Danny Brown, Panda Bear, White Denim, HAERTS, Grimes, Glass Candy, Chromatics, Sophie,  Blue Hawaii, Ejecta, Pure X, Doss, Twin Sister, Shabazz Palaces, Laurel Halo and Sleep ∞ Over. If you aren’t yet familiar with the artists on the lineup, we have listed some similarities for you below. #gvsb5

Jamie XX (London)

For Fans Of: Mount Kimbie, Darkside, SBTRKT, James Blake, Burial, Four Tet

“one of electronic music’s most respected figures…on In Colour thoughts come to life as the sounds of a thousand London dancefloors.” — the FADER

Lower Dens (Baltimore)

For Fans Of: The War On Drugs, Courtney Barnett, Wild Nothing, Viet Cong, Bear In Heaven, Ariel Pink

“The (songs) on the band’s new album, Escape From Evil, are lush but distant, beautiful things held just out of reach…feels like a long-lost synthpop classic of the ’80s, complete with robotic bass and an undeniable dance floor undertow” — NPR

Tei Shi (Brooklyn)

For Fans Of: Wildcat! Wildcat!, HAERTS, Little May, GEMS, HOLYCHILD, Josef Salvat

“…like a cross between the lushness of Bat for Lashes and the minimalism of the xx.” — Pitchfork

Bop English (Austin only)

For Fans Of: Terror Pigeon, The Districts, Will Butler, Tobias Jesso Jr., White Denim, Algiers

“this is an album that restores faith in the sheer joy of music…5 stars” — the Independent

Yumi Zouma (New Zealand)

For Fans Of: Mas Ysa, Twin Sister, Ballet School, HAERTS, Fear Of Men, ASTR

“Yumi Zouma’s music – budget-plush, instantly poignant – sounds placeless” — the Guardian

Prince Innocence (Toronto)

For Fans Of: Soft Metals, Ejecta, White Sea, Mood Rings, Night Drive, Empress Of

“Prince Innocence make shimmering synth pop, sleek r&b and cold eyed soul” — i-D