Sunday, September 21, 2014

Wolves by Darkroom featuring Clulow Forester

Simple, beautiful vocals atop a slow beat and haunted by a soft flute, Wolves is menacing music.

http://ccmixter.org/content/mactonite/mactonite_-_Wolves.mp3

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Just Don't Wanna Be Alone by Shelly Fraley

Just Don't Wanna Be Alone is catchy, maximalist folk-pop.

http://aurgasm.us/wp/uploads/Shelly-Fraley-Just-Dont-Wanna-Be-Alone.mp3

Friday, September 19, 2014

Ghost Train by Summer Camp

Gorilla vs Bear aptly describes Summer Camp as "classic/nostalgic ’50s girl group vibes submerged in a tidepool of modern indie-pop". "The lilting Ghost Train glows with [...] hopelessly romantic longing".

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/mp3/ghost%20train.mp3

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Beachhead by Podington Bear

Beachhead is categorized as Panoramic / Ambient, and it feels to me like it describes a particular place.

http://soundofpicture.com/MP3/Panoramic/Beachhead.mp3

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Miriam (C. Taylor) by Jeff Parker

Today's tune is a soft, quiet little jazz guitar piece called Miriam.

http://umbrellamusic.org/sites/default/files/01%20Miriam%20(C.%20Taylor).mp3

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Felicia by Mandrágora Tango

Anyone short of lovely, romantic, body moving tango should give Felicia a listen.

http://www.mandragoratango.com/music/2009/06/18/17%20Felicia%20-%20Nueva%20Guardia%20Vieja%20Tan.mp3

Monday, September 15, 2014

City Building (Alternate Version) by Jóhann Jóhannsson

This alternate take on City Building is beautiful, cinematic music.

http://aurgasm.us/music/julija/Johann%20Johannsson%20-%20City%20Building%20(Alternate%20Version).mp3

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Quakes by Flying Lotus

Rumbling Quakes makes for a dark, atmospheric listen.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/mp3/04%20Quakes.mp3

Saturday, September 13, 2014

La Grande by Laura Gibson

La Grande puts a Western atmosphere with cool, distant vocals.

http://mp3s.barsuk.com/LauraGibson_LaGrande.mp3

Friday, September 12, 2014

Line Of Flight by Revolution Void

I find few blends of hip-hop and jazz styles as seamless and compelling as Line of Flight.

I prefer vorbis. Audiophiles should find it in flac.

https://archive.org/download/The_Politics_of_Desire-7876/Revolution_Void_-_01_-_Line_of_Flight.mp3
https://archive.org/download/The_Politics_of_Desire-7876/Revolution_Void_-_01_-_Line_of_Flight.ogg
https://archive.org/download/RevolutionVoid-ThePoliticsOfDesire/1.RevolutionVoid-LineOfFlight.flac

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Mouth Of The Desert by Atlas Sound

Bedroom Databanks are a strange menagerie of sounds that occasionally wander places like the Mouth of the Desert.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/8964e60304abbd8f82e6f71c72e01d2ba36d6251

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Anticipation Of The Night by Sahy Uhns

This glitchy, bouncing track crackles with Anticipation of the Night.

http://aurgasm.us/music/julija/Sahy%20Uhns%20-%20Anticipation%20of%20the%20Night.mp3

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Voice Of An Old Friend by Active Child

This hazy, ethereal tune has the haunting qualities of the Voice of an Old Friend.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/mp3/Voice%20of%20an%20Old%20Friend.mp3

Monday, September 8, 2014

All I Ever Needed by John Benjamin Band

John Benjamin belts out a crowd pleasing, Song Fight winning pop ditty about All I Ever Needed.

http://www.songfight.org/music/all_i_ever_needed/johnbenjaminband_aien.mp3

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Saravati by Noertker's Moxie

Named for the Hindu goddess who inspires the arts, Saravati mixes jazz with traditional Indian musical themes.

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

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Shades by Yellow Ostrich

Shades delivers impeccable pop rock with a dash of noise.

http://mp3s.barsuk.com/YellowOstrich_Shades.mp3

Friday, September 5, 2014

Glory Hallelujah by Brian Wright

If you're looking for a rocking Americana tune, Glory Hallelujah, you've got it.

http://aurgasm.us/music/michelle/brian-wright-glory-hallelujah.mp3

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Bonfire by Memoryhouse

Gorilla vs Bear: “Bonfire is a faded, beautifully wistful/wintry love song about getting cold together".

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/mp3/Bonfire.mp3

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

QueenS by THEESatisfaction

Sub Pop's description of THEESatisfaction as "funk-psychedelic feminista sci-fi epics with the warmth and depth of Black Jazz and Sunday morning soul" applies especially well to QueenS.

http://assets1.subpop.com/assets/audio/11220.mp3

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Small Voice by Lucky Dragons

Lucky Dragons construct A Small Voice from a fuzzy, distorted tape effect.

http://www.luckydragons.org/all/PUBLICITY_REFORM/01%20a%20small%20voice.mp3

Monday, September 1, 2014

Tail Coating by Jared C. Balogh

Tail Coating runs through a playful, bouncing melody.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/884590d7d6a1bc1da88bce50172e9e49c250c880

Sunday, August 31, 2014

When Harpo Played His Harp by Tiny Folk

This tinny ukulele rendition of When Harpo Played His Harp carries a sweet sadness.

http://freedownloads.last.fm/download/299606300/When%2BHarpo%2BPlayed%2BHis%2BHarp%2B%2528Jonathan%2BRichman%2529.mp3

Saturday, August 30, 2014

D.D. by The Weeknd

With D.D. The Weeknd not only has the ambition to put himself next to Micheal Jackson but the talent to sound even creepier.

http://cdn02.cdn.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/01-D.D..mp3

Friday, August 29, 2014

La Marcha Turca by Daniel Bautista

La Marcha Turca is a rendition of a movement from one of Mozart's piano sonatas, done with a rock ensemble (drums + electric bass and guitar) + piano. Strangely satisfying.

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

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Seven Nation Army Ben l’Oncle Soul

Ben l’Oncle Soul makes a ridiculously catchy case that Seven Nation Army is better as a soul song.

http://aurgasm.us/music/Ben%20LOncle%20Soul%20-%20Seven%20Nation%20Army.mp3

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Soul Love by Brad Sucks

I find something surreal about Brad's typically droll delivery of Soul Love's "love of love" line.

http://media.bradsucks.net/covers/Brad_Sucks_-_Soul_Love_(cover).mp3

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Waltz Op 39 No 15 (in A flat major) composed by Johannes Brahms, performed by Paul Cantrell

Cantrell calls Brahms' Waltz Op 39 No 15 (in A flat major) a "masterpiece of sophisticated simplicity". It is indeed refined, elegant, and simple.

https://innig.net/music/recordings/ith_brahms-39-15.mp3

Monday, August 25, 2014

Kill You by jj

JJ's comically absurd redux of Paper Planes threatens to Kill You.

http://cdn02.cdn.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/4-kill-you.mp3

Sunday, August 24, 2014

MTI by Koreless

Aurgasm describes MTI: "Between toned white noise, spherical raindrops whet the aural palette."

http://aurgasm.us/music/Koreless-MTI.mp3

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Almost Let You In by Molina and Johnson

Here's a simple piano and guitar tune with emotional heft: Almost Let You In.

http://www.scjag.com/mp3/sc/almostletyouin.mp3

Friday, August 22, 2014

Road to Hana by State Shirt

State Shirt took his Song Fight near-winning track, Road to Hana, and made it the second track of his most recent full-length album, Let's Get Bloody.

http://www.stateshirt.com/audio/letsgetbloody/02_The_Road_to_Hana.mp3

Thursday, August 21, 2014

When You're There, Remember Me by Uncle Owen, Aunt Beru

Some taped noise and an echoing voice reminds you, When You're There, Remember Me.

Still recommending vorbis.

https://archive.org/download/birdsong026/06_When_Youre_There_Remember_Me.mp3
https://archive.org/download/birdsong026/06_When_Youre_There_Remember_Me.ogg

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Where I'm Going by Cut Copy

Sometimes one just needs some uplifting, exuberant pop. Those times just follow Where I'm Going.

http://cdn03.cdn.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Cut-Copy-Where-I_m-Going.mp3

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Can't Get You Off My Mind by Miss Li

Miss Li's sultry voice sings the refrain of the heartbroken and the betrayed: "I can't Get You Off My Mind."

http://aurgasm.us/music/julija/Miss%20Li%20-%20Can't%20Get%20You%20Out%20Off%20My%20Mind.mp3

Monday, August 18, 2014

Herby by Podington Bear

Herbie is listed under the "Joyful" section of soundofpicture.com, and it's an adorable little slice of joy.

http://soundofpicture.com/MP3/Joyful/Herbie.mp3

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Much Chubbier by MC Frontalot

A goat tricks a troll into waiting for his Much Chubbier companion.

http://frontalot.com/media.php/10065/MC_Frontalot_-_Question_Bedtime_08_Much_Chubbier.mp3

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Duet For Violin And Piano by Muhal Richard Abrams

This Duet for Violin and Piano builds quiet, anxious tension, melts into a playful melodies, and then slides back to a more sparse ending.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/8959c3d85f6645988a56b1eb31b5af7a8241ed73

Friday, August 15, 2014

Chant De Grillon by White Hinterland

Gorilla vs Bear: "Chant de Grillon vaguely recalls the eerie textural dissonance of the Arcade Fire’s I’m Sleeping in a Submarine, but the song reaches another level on the strength of Dienel’s haunting vocals".

http://www.scjag.com/mp3/do/chantdegrillon.mp3

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Lewis Takes Off His Shirt by Owen Pallett

Lewis Takes Off His Shirt is among the most adorable looping laptop pop you're likely to hear anywhere.

http://aurgasm.us/music/michelle/owen-pallett-lewis-takes-off-his-shirt.mp3

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

daB ehT dnA dooG ehT by Sonic Youth

If you're curious what early Sonic Youth sounds like backwards, check out daB ehT dnA dooG ehT, along with the rest of their first EP reversed at their free sample page.

http://sonicyouth.com/archives/mp3-selector/new_mp3/daB_ehT_dnA_dooG_ehT.mp3

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

El Pato Zambullidor Argentino by Mandrágora Tango

Mandrágora Tango has several excellent samples from their new album at sound cloud, the first of which is a beautiful piece called El Pato Zambullidor Argentino.

https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/86716649/download?secret_token=&client_id=0f8fdbbaa21a9bd18210986a7dc2d72c

Monday, August 11, 2014

Paper Thin by Shotpounder

Combine a vivid imagination, randy neighbors, and Paper Thin walls and you get excellent rock.

http://www.songfight.org/music/paper_thin/shotpounder_pt.mp3

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Te Amo by Atlas Sound

A steady, uplifting loop fits Te Amo beautifully.

http://cdn04.cdn.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Te-Amo.mp3

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Let Me by Atu

Let Me is a sublime combination of ethereal melodies and a powerful downtempo beat.

http://aurgasm.us/wp/uploads/Atu-Let-Me.mp3

Friday, August 8, 2014

Luck Now by Big Scary

Luck Now talks of cold repetition, but the slow piano and soft croon fills it's repetition with warmth.

http://mp3s.barsuk.com/BigScary_LuckNow.mp3

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Our Plans Are On Hold by bgm

This dark tale of why Our Plans are on Hold is told over a banjo and an alternating bass.

http://www.songfight.org/music/our_plans_are_on_hold/bgm_opaoh.mp3

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Lightspeed by Grieves

A mellow rap song about slowing down, because not everything needs to happen at Lightspeed.

http://www.rhymesayers.com/download.php?file=http://www.rhymesayers.com/radio/get.php?web=http://rhymesayers.s3.amazonaws.com/radio/GrievesLightspeed.mp3

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Alsatian Darn by Panda Bear

This slow, plodding live performance is a obtuse as it's title, Alsatian Darn.

http://cdn02.cdn.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/03-Alsatian-Darn-live-at-Pitchfork-Festival.mp3

Monday, August 4, 2014

Simon Says by Laleh

Aurgasm describes Simon Says: "With its lovely arrangements, subtle multi-layered vocals and playful lyrics, this one you will carry and hum for the rest of the day."

http://aurgasm.us/wp/uploads/laleh-simon-says.mp3

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Jacket by David Vandervelde

Jacket strikes me as a snotty rebuke from a damaged lover.

http://www.scjag.com/mp3/sc/jacket.mp3