Friday, May 22, 2015

I'll Be Fine by Clairy Browne And The Bangin’ Rackettes

I'll Be Fine gives a lover the kiss-off in classic style.

http://aurgasm.us/wp/uploads/clairy_browne-Ill_be_Fine.mp3

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Drunk Season by YouPeoples

A bleak depression pervades Drunk Season.

http://www.songfight.org/music/drunk_season/youpeoples_ds.mp3

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Deep Blue Sea by Daniel Rossen

Vocal harmonies add a haunting chill to the simple guy+guitar backbone of Deep Blue Sea.

http://static.gorillavsbear.net/uploads/mp3/15%20Deep%20Blue%20Sea.mp3

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Invention by David Cope

Today we have a cute little piano Invention in the style of Bach.

ftp://arts.ucsc.edu/pub/cope/invention.mp3

Monday, May 18, 2015

Not If I See You First by Shot Pounder

Perfect punk rock: Not If I See You First is 33 seconds of screaming and guitars.

http://www.songfight.org/music/not_if_i_see_you_first/shotpounder_niisyf.mp3

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Willow Tree by Chad VanGaalen

Thoughts on death rarely sound so adorable as VanGaalen's folk/pop gem Willow Tree.

http://static.gorillavsbear.net/uploads/mp3/01%20willow%20tree.mp3

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Willful by Atlas Sound

Willful distortion pervades the instrumentation and vocals of this track.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/ff4ab2df9057afa5775de5ebff1fe7817e1fbf6f

Friday, May 15, 2015

These Streets Will Never Look The same (drumless version) by Chromatics

These Streets Will Never Look The Same brings with it a sedate, haunting tension.

http://static.gorillavsbear.net/uploads/2012/05/02-THESE-STREETS-WILL-NEVER-LOOK-THE-SAME.mp3

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Becs Sales by Chenard Walcker

The throwback vocal samples combined with the occasional crunching guitar lick in Becs Sales creates a surreal listening experience.

https://archive.org/download/fsz002/fsz002_09-chenard_walcker-becs_sales.mp3

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Usual Topic by Carei Thomas

The Usual Topic is a short piano improvisation by Carei Thomas.

https://innig.net/music/recordings/ith_thomas_usual-topic.mp3

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

V Pattern by Lucky Dragons

The ramshackle and chaotic sound of V Pattern makes me imagine it was inspired by the novel.

http://www.luckydragons.org/all/widows/v%20pattern.mp3

Monday, May 11, 2015

I Noticed You by Podington Bear

This little indie pop tune called I Noticed You sounds as sweet as its title.

http://www.soundofpicture.com/mp3/download.php?file=Indie_Pop_Instrumentals/I_Noticed_You.mp3

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Super Mom by The Very Best

A reminder to remember your Super Mom, from The Very Best.

http://cdn02.cdn.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/01-The-Very-Best-Super-Mom.mp3

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Learn To Let It Go by Acquaintances

Good old fashioned rhythm-focused rock: Learn To Let It Go.

https://soundcloud.com/brooklynvegan/acquaintances-learn-to-let-it/download

Friday, May 8, 2015

Lucy Jane by Leza Boyland, remixed by Jeris

Mixter editor SackJo22 describes Lucy Jane: "Well balanced jazzy chill groove hipness from Jeris with expert weaving a panapoly of sounds — a bit of upright, a bit of brass, and the unique voice of Leza2unes."

http://ccmixter.org/content/VJ_Memes/VJ_Memes_-_Lucy_Jane.mp3

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Nadine by Fool's Gold, remixed by Memory Tapes

Gorilla vs. Bear: "Memory Tapes lends his warped, magical brand of nostalgia to this extended version of Nadine".

http://www.iamsoundrecords.com/original/music/foolsgold-weirdtapesversion.mp3

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Plastic Planet by Rocavaco

Rocavaco masterfully crafts mesmerizing electronic jazz from snowflake's vocal melody and many other mixters with Plastic Planet.

There's a lossless version for the audiophiles.

http://ccmixter.org/content/rocavaco/rocavaco_-_Plastic_Planet.mp3
http://ccmixter.org/content/rocavaco/rocavaco_-_Plastic_Planet.flac

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Another Likely Story by Au Revoir Simone, remixed by Neon Indian

Gorilla vs. Bear: "Neon Indian winningly applies his bent/dreamy psych-pop to Au Revoir Simone‘s Another Likely Story".

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/mp3/Another%20Likely%20Story%20Neon%20Indian%20Remix.mp3

Monday, May 4, 2015

Dancing Like A Maniac by Sybil Smith, remixed by Rey Izain featuring The Ragga Twins

Musikpirat on Dancing Like a Maniac: "Want some great combination of Swing, Reggae and Hip Hop that makes you dance like a maniac? Here you go! Rey Izain in combination with Sybil Smith and The Ragga Twins make is nearly impossible not to dance to the beat."

http://ccmixter.org/content/Rey_Izain/Rey_Izain_-_Dancing_Like_A_Maniac_ft_The_Ragga_Twins.mp3

Sunday, May 3, 2015

This New Technology by Midnight Juggernauts, remixed by Memory Tapes

Memory Tapes transmutes This New Technology from trippy pop to pounding club dance.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/mp3/this%20new%20technology%20memory%20tapes%20mix.mp3

Saturday, May 2, 2015

So Wierd by State Shirt, remixed by Jacob Nowak

Here's a subtle shake up of So Weird. It manages to sound more spacey and ethereal while also making the lyrics more prominent and clear.

http://ccmixter.org/content/Jacob_Nowak/Jacob_Nowak_-_So_Weird.mp3

Friday, May 1, 2015

I'll Be There With Bells On by Brass Bed

I'll Be There With Bells On is a track that's ready to accept your challenge.

https://soundcloud.com/riot-act-media-1/03-ill-be-there-with-bells-on/download

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Lucky Cloud by White Hinterland

The strange touches and lo-fi sound make Lucky Cloud a charming track.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/mp3/Lucky%20Cloud.mp3

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Run Free by ADD

I love the amateur recording, the washed out vocals and distorted guitars of Run Free.

http://www.songfight.net/covers/songs/add_jbb_runfree.mp3

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Symphony No 25, Movement 1, composed by JS Bach, performed by Daniel Bautista

If you want to hear an electric guitar rendering of Bach's Symphony No 25, Movement 1, Bautista has music for your ears.

http://www.danielbautista.com/music/bautista/clasicos/sinfonia25.mp3

Monday, April 27, 2015

Os Argonautas by Mina Tindle

Gorilla vs. Bear describes "this somewhat unexpected, completely enchanting Tropicália throwback. Her lovely cover of Caetano Veloso‘s Os Argonautas is just a demo, but highly recommended for fans of Gal, Feist, Françoise, and the like."

http://cdn02.cdn.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/OS-ARGONAUTAS-demo.mp3

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Thanks For Coming by Deshead

A friendly rock song cover of Jack Shite's Thanks for Coming moves me this afternoon.

http://www.songfight.net/covers/songs/deshead_jackshite_thanksforcoming.mp3

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ballade Op 10 No 4 composed by Johannes Brahms, performed by Paul Cantrell

Paul Cantrell describes Ballade Op 10 No 4: "it’s almost as if the whole piece were a single long phrase. And it ends by dissolving and fading away — a sentence without a period."

https://innig.net/music/recordings/ith_brahms-10-4.mp3

Friday, April 24, 2015

Here Comes My Dragon by Cow Exchange

Cow Exchange makes great exuberant and bouncy songs, this time a cover of a goofy tune called Here Comes My Dragon.

http://www.songfight.net/covers/songs/cowexch_rabidgarfunkel_herecomesmydragon.mp3

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Shine Blockas by Big Boi featuring Gucci Mane

Shine Blockas represents Big Boi as one of the best rappers around.

http://static.gorillavsbear.net/uploads/mp3/02%20Shine%20Blockas.mp3

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Dunce Cap by The Whiskers

Why must The Whiskers be dead? Even their Dunce Cap exhibits a wondrous creativity.

http://thewhiskers.com/duncecap/15-dunce_cap.mp3

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

More Fun by Noertker's Moxie

Expect a jazz ensemble with Moxie to have More Fun.

http://www.noertker.com/audio/MoreFun.mp3

Monday, April 20, 2015

SChnitzel Polka by Cherly KaCherly

SChnitzel Polka rides a compellingly curious rhythm.

Get it in vorbis.

https://archive.org/download/CherlyKacherly-MisadventureOfAMeatyMachine/04_Cherly_KaCherly-SChnitzel_Polka.mp3
https://archive.org/download/CherlyKacherly-MisadventureOfAMeatyMachine/04_Cherly_KaCherly-SChnitzel_Polka.ogg

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Points Of Light by Pillars And Tongues

These Points of Light have a slow folk song feel, but with a lavish attention to detail.

https://soundcloud.com/brooklynvegan/pillars-and-tongues-points-of-light-mp3/download

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Fall by The Weeknd

"I ain't scared of The Fall." It's deep and dark.

http://static.gorillavsbear.net/uploads/2011/12/07-The-Fall.mp3

Friday, April 17, 2015

Weathering A Storm by Brown Bird

Brown Bird has been Weathering a Storm lately. This recording is a tad less polished than I'm used to from them, but the song writing is just as sharp.

https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/122928782/download?client_id=b45b1aa10f1ac2941910a7f0d10f8e28

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Lanterns by Atlas Sound

These Lanterns undulate hypnotically for over four minutes.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/5d7a2284f554f72de8cc74205426a1691f688fe0

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Full Retard by El-P

It's hard to think of a rapper and producer who can turn up the rage as high as El-P does on tracks like The Full Retard.

https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/39556307/download?client_id=0f8fdbbaa21a9bd18210986a7dc2d72c

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Infinitely by Amanda Rogers

A piano and a woman's voice are the simple ingredients that create the beauty in Inifinitely.

http://aurgasm.us/music/kyle/Amanda%20Rogers%20-%20Infinitely.mp3

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hey Sparrow by Peaking Lights

Hey Sparrow is a dash of slow surreal pop.

http://static.gorillavsbear.net/uploads/2011/03/05-05-Hey-Sparrow.mp3

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sunday by Lucky Dragons

It seems appropriate to me that Sunday closes out the Fear Melody EP.

http://www.luckydragons.org/all/fear_melody/sunday.mp3

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Earthine by Berestez

Earthine creates a lovely ambiance decorated with fascinating percussion rythms.

It's yet another track I recommend in vorbis

https://archive.org/download/kahvi169_Berestez_Earthine/kahvi179e_berestez-earthine.mp3
https://archive.org/download/kahvi169_Berestez_Earthine/kahvi179e_berestez-earthine.ogg

Friday, April 10, 2015

Intermezzo by That Crooner From Nowhere

Today enjoy a brief Intermezzo from That Crooner.

You can enjoy this tiny tune in vorbis as well.

https://archive.org/download/jamendo-031825/04.mp3
https://archive.org/download/jamendo-031825/04.ogg

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Follow The Porcupines by Drew Barefoot

An instrumental named Follow the Porcupines can't help but be adorable.
http://aurgasm.us/wp/uploads/Drew-Barefoot-Follow-the-Porcupines.mp3

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Blues by Primary 1 featuring Nina Persson

Gorilla vs. Bear calls The Blues a "wistful and extremely catchy duet with Nina Persson of A Camp/the Cardigans, highlighted by some melancholy horns and Persson’s familiar dreamy voice."

http://static.gorillavsbear.net/uploads/mp3/The%20Blues.mp3

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Down The Drain by Sleeve Channel

"I just flush your gossip Down the Drain". It's the perfect line for cool, slinky electronic pop.

I prefer vorbis.

http://www.radio-gfm.net/podpress_trac/web/2104/0/Sleeve_Channel_-_Down_The_Drain.mp3
http://download.radio-gfm.net/ogg/rockpop/Sleeve_Channel_-_Down_The_Drain.ogg

Monday, April 6, 2015

Fever Dream by The Chocolate Chips

"Nothing is what it seems lost in the Fever Dream" says the surreal voice of The Chocolate Chips.

http://www.songfight.org/music/fever_dream/chocolatechips_fd.mp3

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Carry by Chenard Walcker

Carry is another inventive blend of samples from L'Ane Vetu de la Peau de Lion.

https://archive.org/download/fsz002/fsz002_05-chenard_walcker-carry.mp3

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Raindrops Plucking The Last Leaves From A Tree by Lullatone

Raindrops Plucking the Last Leaves from a Tree perfectly captures the track's sweet, relaxing character.

http://aurgasm.us/wp/uploads/Lullatone-Raindrops-Plucking-The-Last-Leaves-From-A-Tree.mp3

Friday, April 3, 2015

Less Of It, More Of Having by Flow Child

With an epic sweep, Less Of It, More Of Having seems to celebrate the indescribable.

http://static.gorillavsbear.net/uploads/2012/02/01-Less-Of-It-More-Of-Having.mp3