Friday, July 22, 2016

Lofticries by Purity Ring

Lofticries is simply splendid meditative electronic pop.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/files/2011/04/Purity-Ring-Lofticries.mp3

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Poor People by The Rhombus

Poor People layers electric noise on echoes on guitars.

https://archive.org/download/Ladders-7853/Rhombus_-_01_-_Poor_People.mp3

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

It Made Sense At The Time by Tuners Union

It Made Sense At The Time to vote for this subtle, sparse tune from Tuners Union.

http://www.songfight.org/music/it_made_sense_at_the_time/tunersunion_imsatt.mp3

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Lost Children by Post Human Era

Despite the downer lyrics, Lost Children manages to sound like blissful electronic pop.

Also in vorbis.

https://archive.org/download/To_Build_A_Fire-4775/Post_Human_Era_-_02_-_Lost_Children.mp3
https://archive.org/download/To_Build_A_Fire-4775/Post_Human_Era_-_02_-_Lost_Children.ogg

Monday, July 18, 2016

Flight 17 by State Shirt

Flight 17 is a strange, plaintive instrumental that finishes off Lost Hills

http://www.stateshirt.com/audio/losthills/11_Flight_17.mp3

Sunday, July 17, 2016

House Of Balloons/Glass Table Girls by The Weeknd

The medley of House Of Balloons/Glass Table Girls seems to more than double The Weeknd's creepiness.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/files/2011/12/03-House-Of-Balloons-Glass-Table-Girls.mp3

Saturday, July 16, 2016

9 Ghosts I by Nine Inch Nails

One of my favorite tracks from Ghosts is 9 Ghosts I. It starts with a beat that sounds like a marching ball bearing and a piano, and always stays sparse as it adds and removes layers.

Get it in vorbis.

https://archive.org/download/Ghosts_I-IV-3411/Nine_Inch_Nails_-_09_-_9_Ghosts_I.mp3
https://archive.org/download/Ghosts_I-IV-3411/Nine_Inch_Nails_-_09_-_9_Ghosts_I.ogg

Friday, July 15, 2016

May Day S-O-S by Calling Sister Midnight featuring Carosone

This May Day S-O-S is an emergency themed mess of beats and bells, sirens and jazz guitar.

http://ccmixter.org/content/romancito/romancito_-_May_Day_S-O-S.mp3

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Seven Days by ADD

Today I present more poppy songcraft from Jeff Fal, this one for the Seven Days Song Fight.

http://www.songfight.org/music/seven_days/add_sd.mp3

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Lighthouse by Tiny Folk

A simple whispered ukulele folk tune: Lighthouse.

http://dl.last.fm/static/1468091907/111228820/f1fc5bc44578c1c67be9a38631e257ea7849f5d625f4f65c37e73be3c8efc028/Tinyfolk+-+Lighthouse.mp3

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Neon Colony By Solar Bears

Gorilla vs Bear: "The record has a floating, undeniably cinematic feel throughout [...], as evidenced by the oddly moving cosmic vibes on album standout Neon Colony."

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/files/2010/07/01-14-Neon-Colony.mp3

Monday, July 11, 2016

La Batalla by La Olla Express

La Batalla blends hip-hop, rock, and Latin musics in an energetic burst of pleasure.

Take it in vorbis.

https://archive.org/download/Disco_Pirata-6645/La_Olla_Express_-_01_-_La_Batalla.mp3
https://archive.org/download/Disco_Pirata-6645/La_Olla_Express_-_01_-_La_Batalla.ogg

Sunday, July 10, 2016

No Vacancy by Schlimminy Cricket

There's No Vacancy wherever this cricket looks, so he sings a strange pop tune.

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

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Noir by Lights at Sea

Slow building Noir opens up Lights At Sea's self titled EP.

http://dl.last.fm/static/1468009061/117353140/dab4cb6fdfd5de275803ecdc5d15ad11b19bb2abbff366ae3b2e51fb51ea02cb/Lights+at+Sea+-+Noir.mp3

Friday, July 8, 2016

Autopia by The Whiskers

Autopia is another quirky piece of indie rock from The Distorted Historian.

http://dl.last.fm/static/1466911492/113730368/7a11db0f2dbaf59aa6031f37f745624411b5870c4853f8ddcf31d7f69126c383/The+Whiskers+-+Autopia.mp3

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Sending Thanks (To Every Corner Of The Earth) by Pure X

A voice speaks in the background, surrounded by a wash of abient sounds, Sending Thanks (to Every Corner of the Earth).

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/files/2013/05/Pure-X-Sending-Thanks-to-Every-Corner-of-the-Earth.mp3

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

All I Ever Needed by Nick Soma

"All I Ever Needed was a song. A simple one that doesn't sound too wrong." And a simple song he has.

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

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Destination Non-Specific by Colin Mutchler

Today, a bit of lyrical poetry with a guitar for good measure: Destination Non-Specific.

http://ccmixter.org/content/commonsplice/commonsplice_-_Destination_Non-Specific.mp3

Monday, July 4, 2016

We Chatter by Lucky Dragons

This Independence Day, We Chatter quietly in wonder.

http://www.luckydragons.org/all/PUBLICITY_REFORM/07%20we%20chatter.mp3

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Last Train by Slipper

Last Train is jazz tinged ambient lounge music.

https://archive.org/download/Attack_of_the_Killer_Lobsters-7718/Slipper_-_01_-_Last_Train.mp3

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Summer Of '42 by Stealing Orchestra

Summer of '42 is creepy and dramatic, advancing in halting steps and smooth slides.

https://archive.org/download/Stereogamy-12303/Stealing_Orchestra_-_16_-_Summer_Of42.mp3

Friday, July 1, 2016

Phat In The Flat by Podington Bear

Podbear's playful party music is rarely better than Phat In The Flat.

https://archive.org/download/Party-13931/Podington_Bear_-_Phat_In_The_Flat.mp3

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Neck by Tiny Creatures

Here's another surreal piece of lo-fi folk, Neck, from Tiny Creatures' self-titled album.

https://archive.org/download/Tiny_Creatures-5810/Tiny_Creatures_-_24_-_Neck.mp3

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Grim Reality by Gregg Boethin

A ham fisted western is a perfect vehicle to portray a Grim Reality.

http://www.songfight.org/music/grim_reality/greggboethin_gr.mp3

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Laura Palmer's Theme by Daniel Bautista

Laura Palmer's Theme is a popular choice from the Twin Peaks soundtrack for covering artist. Bautista gives us a pensive rendition on acoustic guitars.

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

Monday, June 27, 2016

Étude Op 25 No 1 (in A flat major) by Frédéric Chopin, performed by Paul Cantrell

Paul Cantrell describes Étude Op 25 No 1 (in A flat major):
The word “étude” means study — a practice piece, designed to exercise a particular technique. Études for musicians are generally dry, repetitious pieces, not music to perform, but just exercises for practice. So Chopin’s choice of that title may seem a little understated, or even ironic: his études certainly do exercise one’s technique, but they are expressive, poetic, passionate, and anything but dry.

I think the title fits beautifully: shouldn’t learning always be this way?


https://innig.net/music/recordings/ith_chopin-25-1.mp3

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Lucille by The John Benjamin Band

JB's take on Kenny Rogers's Lucille tells that classic tale of heartbreak.

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

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Alisa by Echo Lake

Echo Lake performs a cavernous, washed out rendition of Alisa by Ariel Pink.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/files/2010/10/02Alisa.mp3

Friday, June 24, 2016

La Payanca by Augusto Berto, performed by Mandrágora Tango

La Payanca is a classic performed by Mandrágora Tango.

http://www.mandragoratango.com/music/2009/06/18/18%20La%20payanca%20-%20Nueva%20Guardia%20Vieja.mp3

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Starman by Merisan

Merisan and their ukulele give tribute to the Starman.

http://www.muppetlabs.com/~mikeh/turnandfacethestrange/merisan-davidbowie-starman.mp3

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wicked Game by Washed Out

Gorilla vs Bear: "Washed Out performed a dream-wavy duet version of Chris Isaak‘s Wicked Game recently for our friends at Sirius XMU, featuring lovely backing vocals from Ernest Greene’s talented wife Blair".

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/files/2011/07/Wicked-Game-Chris-Isaak-Cover.mp3

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

En Corps by IOTA

A skittering drum runs through the electronic melodies of En Corps.

Get your beats in vorbis.

https://archive.org/download/Lemon_Beats-12306/IOTA_-_01_-_En_corps.mp3
https://archive.org/download/Lemon_Beats-12306/IOTA_-_01_-_En_corps.ogg

Monday, June 20, 2016

I Command by Mina Tindle

The soaring vocals and orchestration make I Command an epic piece of pop music.

http://aurgasm.us/wp/uploads/I-Command.mp3

Sunday, June 19, 2016

The Cause by Laura Gibson

Today we get a sweet piece of folk songcraft with a lush production and a touching voice: The Cause.

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

Saturday, June 18, 2016

The War On by Bgm

This toe-tapping banjo rock catalogs The War On every trivial cause.

http://www.songfight.org/music/the_war_on/bgm_wo.mp3

Friday, June 17, 2016

The Sky by Light Echoes

When Eating a Dead Planet, one begins with The Sky.

Try The Sky in vorbis.

https://archive.org/download/Eating_A_Dead_Planet-3818/Light_Echoes_-_01_-_The_Sky.mp3
https://archive.org/download/Eating_A_Dead_Planet-3818/Light_Echoes_-_01_-_The_Sky.ogg

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Chinese Poetry by Noertker's Moxie

Playful jazz presented as Chinese Poetry.

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

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

February 14, 2014 by State Shirt

February 14, 2014 warps state shirts voice around guitar and drum loops.

http://www.stateshirt.com/audio/lifeiseasy/08_February_14,_2014.mp3

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Letting You by Nine Inch Nails

The growls and squealing machines in Letting You are classic Nine Inch Nails.

Get it in vorbis.

https://archive.org/download/The_Slip-2640/Nine_Inch_Nails_-_03_-_Letting_You.ogg
https://archive.org/download/The_Slip-2640/Nine_Inch_Nails_-_03_-_Letting_You.mp3

Monday, June 13, 2016

Morning On Bourbon by Flinstones II

This Morning on Bourbon is a cute, quiet little folk song.

http://www.songfight.org/music/morning_on_bourbon/flinstones_II_mob.mp3

Sunday, June 12, 2016

A Spooky Little Thing by @nop

A Spooky Little Thing blends spookiness from a grayguy with happiness from a rexi and some other abstract sounds for an excellent mellow mix.

http://ccmixter.org/content/Lancefield/Lancefield_-_A_Spooky_Little_Thing.mp3

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Recursion by Genghis Tron, remixed by CFCF

CFCF constructs a pretty head nodding tune from the material of Recursion.

http://www.20jazzfunkgreats.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/Genghis%20Tron-%20Recursion%20%28CFCF%20Remix%29.mp3

Friday, June 10, 2016

Pie In The Sky by Javolenus, remixed by Stefan Kartenberg

Stefan Kartenberg provides the band to back up Javolenus's vocal performance in Pie in the Sky.

http://ccmixter.org/content/JeffSpeed68/JeffSpeed68_-_Pie_in_the_sky.mp3

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Aboriginal Soundsystem (Triad remix) by Freestep

Aboriginal Soundsystem is stuffed with drums rattling at breakneck speeds, layered with record scratches and other effects.

https://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/7bb78ddb909dee5d9fb466c4b02eaf35d8ca4a73

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Somewhere by Spinmeister

Texasradiofish on Somewhere: "Spinmeister’s remix of DJ Vadim’s “Sometime” is a modern dubalicious take on the well loved spaghetti western style soundtrack. An absolutely fabulous ambient groove peppered with haunting trumpet."

http://ccmixter.org/content/spinmeister/spinmeister_-_Somewhere.mp3

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Real Life by Tanlines, remixed by Memory Tapes

Memory Tapes knows how to make Real Life sound like a joyful celebration.

http://static.stereogum.com/blogs.dir/2/files/mp3/Tanlines%20-%20Real%20Life%20(Memory%20Tapes%20Remix).mp3

Monday, June 6, 2016

Wired But Disconnected by Duckett, remixed by Tobias Weber

Weber adds a jazzy, funky sound to Duckett's bluesy vocals in Wired but Disconnected.

http://ccmixter.org/content/tobias_weber/tobias_weber_-_Wired_But_Disconnected.mp3

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Advanced Japanese Folk by Audiotoolz

Traditional vocals and percussion, cut up with a bumping electric bass bounce makes some Advanced Japanese Folk.

https://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/1f56c6d63da90b79e6fb442e42367de61c0fbe94

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Taken Aback by My Social Uniform

I was Taken Aback by My Social Uniform's quirky pop style.

http://www.songfight.org/music/taken_aback/mysocialuniform_ta.mp3

Friday, June 3, 2016

Tune For Wind Dog by Lucky Dragons

These Lucky Dragons have a playful and humorous streak on display in their Tune for Wind Dog.

http://www.luckydragons.org/all/dream_island_laughing_language/15_tune_for_wind_dog.mp3