Thursday, January 29, 2015

My Audio Wake Up by Teru

My Audio Wake Up blends several Ashwan tracks into what SackJo22 calls a "rich cool trip hip hop track with touches of elegance that are unique to Teru".

http://ccmixter.org/content/teru/teru_-_My_Audio_Wake_Up.mp3

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Die Slow by Health, remixed by NIte Jewel

This slow, dark dance-pop tune is what you might expect of a song called Die Slow.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/mp3/04%20Die%20Slow%20Nite%20Jewel%20remix.mp3

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Come Back by Brad Sucks, remixed by destinazione_altrove

Mixter destinazione_altrove delightfully throws some upbeat piano to clash against the downer lyrics of Brad's Come Back.

http://ccmixter.org/content/destinazione_altrove/destinazione_altrove_-_Come_Back_(_Remix_).mp3

Monday, January 26, 2015

Heavy Water by Grouper, remixed by Phaseone

Grouper's distant vocals and Phaseone's fuzzy production makes Heavy Water like it could disappear despite its weight.

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

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Open Your Mind by Zthmusic

CCMixter editor texasradiofish: "Open Your Mind to zthmusic’s atmospheric remix of Leza Boyland’s Ice Cream Dreams. Many feelings expressed in this well crafted song."

http://ccmixter.org/content/zthmusic/zthmusic_-_zthmusic_-_Open_Your_Mind.mp3

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Video Games by Lana Del Rey, remixed by Balam Acab

Balam Acab stole Lana Del Rey to sing for him on Video Games.

http://cdn04.cdn.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/videogamesrmx.mp3

Friday, January 23, 2015

Fine Print (Ouch Interpretation) by Project Question, remixed by Hans Atom featuring Kirkoid

Fine Print (ouch interpretation) starts and ends with clips of Ralph Nader, but Project Question's rapping in between is the real show.

http://ccmixter.org/content/hansatom/hansatom_-_Fine_Print_(ouch_interpretation).mp3

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Thrum Room by Podington Bear

The bass boom at the center of Thrum Room sounds so diffuse it sounds like it could be coming from the walls.

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

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

South Of France by Harlem

According to Gorilla vs. Bear, "These dudes bust some super infectious, instantly endearing throwback garage-pop" with tracks like South of France.

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

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Skull, Folds, Thought by Cherly KaCherly

Mix the ingredients: Skull, Folds, Thought.

https://archive.org/download/CherlyKacherly-MisadventureOfAMeatyMachine/02_Cherly_KaCherly-Skull_Folds_Thought.mp3

Monday, January 19, 2015

Battle Cry by State Shirt

State Shirt's Battle Cry split the vote in last week's Song Fight with a synth-drenched pop tune.

http://www.songfight.org/music/battle_cry/stateshirt_bc.mp3

Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Ghost Of You Lingers by Spoon

The last of La Blogothèque's session with Spoon to be featured on here, The Ghost of You Lingers a hypnotic performance.

http://lablogo.free.fr/SpoonTAS/The%20Ghost%20Of%20Your%20Lingers%20%28Blogotheque%20version%29.mp3

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Valentine by Kina Grannis

Aurgasm describes Kina Grannis's music as "sweet with the occasional melancholic hint, but most of all, undeniably catchy", words that apply perfectly to Valentine.

http://aurgasm.us/music/michelle/kina-grannis-valentine.mp3

Friday, January 16, 2015

Daughter by Yu(c)k

Yu(c)k mixes repeating fuzzy guitar with clean piano and wind up with Daughter, a beautiful track.

http://cdn03.cdn.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Daughter.mp3

Thursday, January 15, 2015

In Extrema Spe by Sepulcrum Spei

A flute and some sparse strings decorate In Extrema Spe over top a low, quiet rumble.

https://archive.org/download/SEPULCRUMSPEI/02inextremaspe.mp3

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Stomach For It by Berkeley Social Scene

The Berkeley Social Scene produced a slick little rocking tune to contend for the Stomach For It title.

http://www.songfight.org/music/stomach_for_it/berkeleysocialscene_sfi.mp3

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

She Closes Her Sister With Heavy Bones by Sirius String Quartet and Nick Didkovsky

She Closes Her Sister With Heavy Bones is a piece that holds a quiet tension throughout.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/a793a46c6cd11613e5788d64f1c40b54ed1c0647

Monday, January 12, 2015

Pilot Light by Atlas Sound

Bedroom Databanks Vol. 2 opens with a repeating guitar loop, Pilot Light.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/b77f98c1153e202a7d82ddcf5f515874d14933c6

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Lady Daydream by Twin Sister

Lady Daydream is an excellent title for Mr Twin Sister's ethereal sound.

http://twinsistermusic.com/media/uploads/music/02_Lady_Daydream.mp3

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Bateau by Lights At Sea

The quiet start to Bateau breaks into a thunderous drum beat. It continues to ebb and flow, but the intricate rumble of the drums steals all my attention.

http://freedownloads.last.fm/download/227882963/Bateau.mp3

Friday, January 9, 2015

Multi Chrome (For Peter Brotzmann, Han Bennink, Fred Van Hove) by The Frame Quartet

Multi Chrome (For Peter Brotzmann, Han Bennink, Fred Van Hove) is fifteen minutes of improvised music that moves from textures through slow melodies to frantic bursts.

http://umbrellamusic.org/sites/default/files/01%20Multi%20Chrome%20(For%20Peter%20Brotzmann,%20Han%20Bennink,%20Fred%20Van%20Hove).mp3

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Vortex by David Cope

Vortex is a contemporary classical piece with periods of intense action and lots of open space.

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

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A Ray Array Side B by Lucky Dragons

Here's the other half of A Ray Array, filled with quiet melodies and strange textures.

http://www.luckydragons.org/all/A_RAY_ARRAY_OST/arayarray-cassette-sideB.mp3

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Angels by jj

On Angels jj uses samples of Biggie and 2Pac and crafts their own beautifully melancholic melodies around them.

http://cdn02.cdn.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/8-angels.mp3

Monday, January 5, 2015

Up/Side/Down by Kinny

Up/Side/Down is simply infectiously catchy pop.

http://aurgasm.us/wp/uploads/04-Up_Side-Down-1.mp3

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Fill In The Blank by bgm

Fill In The Blank is a great kiss-off song: cold, calm, angry, restrained, short.

http://www.songfight.org/music/fill_in_the_blank/bgm_fitb.mp3

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Love Is Real by Chenard Walcker

Chenard Walcker brings together a widely morphing variety of sounds and places them behind a loop telling us Love is Real

https://archive.org/download/fsz002/fsz002_21-chenard_walcker-love_is_real.mp3

Friday, January 2, 2015

You Got To Be Kind by Nobody Et Al

Despite the self-deprecation and overuse of "rusted out" in the lyrics, You Got To Be Kind manages to be a cute little tune.

http://www.songfight.org/music/you_got_to_be_kind/nobodyetal_ygtbk.mp3

Thursday, January 1, 2015

What We Did by Little Girls

What We Did fits with how Gorilla vs. Bear describes Little Girls sound: "noisy/abrasive, sinister lo-fi pop jams".

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/mp3/03%20What%20We%20Did.mp3

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Nocturn 55 No 1 by Paul Cantrell

Paul Cantrell's recording of Chopin's Nocturn 55 No 1 moves with a slow elegance, picks up with fits of energy, and comes together to create a moving piece of music.

https://innig.net/music/recordings/ith_chopin-55-1.mp3

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

All You've Got To Do Is Fall In Love by Priscilla Ahn

The simple, quiet voice of Priscilla Ahn and her guitar whispers All You've Got To Do Is Fall In Love.

http://aurgasm.us/music/michelle/priscilla-ahn-all-you've-got-to-do-live.mp3

Monday, December 29, 2014

Solvieg's Intro by Daniel Bautista

Bautista uses Solvieg's Intro to kick off his record Weirdos and Classics.

Like most anything, I'll take my weird guitar classics in vorbis.

http://www.danielbautista.com/music/bautista/weirdos/01.solveigs_intro.mp3
http://www.danielbautista.com/music/bautista/weirdos/ogg/01.solveigs_intro.ogg

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Utushka Lugovaya by Jamuna

Utushka Lugovaya is a Russian folk song beautifully rendered by Jamuna. The title means "Meadow Duckling".

http://www.communitymusicproject.org/albums/dof/DOF-02-Utushka_Lugovaya.mp3

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Suddenly Last Summer by The John Benjamin Band

John Benjamin has a knack for charming pop tunes, as his rendition Suddenly Last Summer displays.

http://johnorama.com/songs/covers/pops/suddenly_last_summer.mp3

Friday, December 26, 2014

Duello Criollo by Mandrágora Tango

Duello Criollo is a classic of the early 20th century, performed by Mandrágora Tango.

https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/86716651/download?client_id=b45b1aa10f1ac2941910a7f0d10f8e28

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas, Baby by Banjo Or Freakout

A strange and surreal Merry Christmas, Baby.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/mp3/02%20Merry%20Christmas%20Baby.mp3

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Rattlesnake Song #2 by Todd Harper

Composer Todd Harper, on Rattlesnake Song #2: "[This song] I have to share credit for, because I did not write the words. I was at my mom’s at Thanksgiving, and I found some old articles my dad wrote when he was alive, for the newspaper, the Forest Lake Times — and they’re about snakes. … This is about an expedition he took, and I thought, 'This would set really well for cello and voice.'"

https://innig.net/music/recordings/ith_harper_rattlesnake-2.mp3

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

What Anna Can See by Jim Tyrrell

Jim Tyrrell delivered a solid pop song contender for What Anna Can See.

http://www.songfight.org/music/what_anna_can_see/jimtyrrell_wacs.mp3

Monday, December 22, 2014

Rythn by Podington Bear

Rythn sounds something like distorted analog whooshes tripping over little looping chimes.

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

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Phyllis Wheatley Club by Rub A Dub Dub

Song Fight! newcomer Rub a Dub Dub showed up and became first among The Phyllis Wheatley Club.

http://www.songfight.org/music/the_phyllis_wheatley_club/rubadubdub_pwc.mp3

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Youth by Daughter

Daughter moves from gentle melody to sweeping, pounding grandeur and back again with striking grace in Youth.

http://aurgasm.us/wp/uploads/Daughter-Youth.mp3

Friday, December 19, 2014

Wet Gold by The Octopus Project

Most of what I've heard from The Octopus Project has been instrumental, but Wet Gold is a pretty, sweetly sung song, with that strange Octopus Project touch to it.

http://www.theoctopusproject.com/mp3s/01_WetGold.mp3

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Roy Und Vlad by That Crooner From Nowhere

As vocal music goes, Roy und Vlad stands out as a strange amalgam of sounds.

https://archive.org/download/thatcroonerfromnowhere_thisisvocaltronicaLP/13_Roy_und_Vlad.mp3

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Stay Close by Delorean

Stay Close is feel-good dance music, recorded with a distant, atmospheric style.

http://www.matadorrecords.com/mpeg/true_panther/delorean/delorean_stayclose.mp3

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

No Vacancy by The Worldly Self-Assurance

The Worldly Self-Assurance delivered Song Fight! a radio friendly pop tune to win No Vacancy.

http://www.songfight.org/music/no_vacancy/worldlyselfassurance_nv.mp3

Monday, December 15, 2014

Gem by Andrea Ball

Here's a Gem of a piano ballad.

http://aurgasm.us/music/kyle/Andrea%20Ball%20-%20Gem.mp3

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Suffer Someday by State Shirt

Suffer Someday first showed up years ago as an in-home live looping experiment and now is a track on State Shirt's last LP, Let's Get Bloody.

http://www.stateshirt.com/audio/letsgetbloody/03_Suffer_Someday.mp3

Saturday, December 13, 2014

LLL by Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

From the album "Like, Love, Lust & The Open Halls Of The Soul", LLL is gracefully sad blues-rock.

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

Friday, December 12, 2014

Walkabout by Atlas Sound featuring Noah Lennox

Atlas Sound and Panda Bear team up to give us a jubilant, tripped out Walkabout.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/mp3/03%20Walkabout.mp3

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Someplacenew by Uncle Owen Aunt Beru

Today we've a lovely simple melody set against guitar strumming to take us someplacenew.

Enjoy in vorbis

https://archive.org/download/birdsong019/13-someplacenew.mp3
https://archive.org/download/birdsong019/13-someplacenew.ogg