Saturday, August 29, 2015

Soledad by Astor Piazzolla, performed by Mandrágora Tango

Mandrágora Tango calls Soledad "the most hauntingly beautiful piece that we play".

Friday, August 28, 2015

Tourettes by Nirvana, covered by Daniel Bautista

Tourettes isn't quite as fun without the stream of nonsense and profanity, but it's still fun.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Miroirs, Movement I: Noctuelles by Maurice Ravel, performed by Felipe Sarro

Sarro's performance of Ravel's Miroirs gets off to a lively start with the first movement, Noctuelles.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Grammy by Purity Ring

If you want a surreal pop music experience, listen to Purity Ring cover Soulja Boy's rap hit Grammy.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Him by New Order, covered by State Shirt

The Him epitomizes Lost Hills: a dark, danceable homage to 80's synth pop.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Ballade No. 3 Op. 4 by Frédéric Chopin, performed by Paul Cantrell

Paul Cantrell gives us a stirring piano performance of Chopin's Ballade No. 3 Op. 47 in A flat major.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Marken Lag Stilla by Dungen

Gorilla vs Bear calls Dungen "Swedish psych wizards". Marken Lag Stilla is one of their freebies.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Late Kasparov Drives A Cab by Nathan Clevenger Group

Late Kasparov Drives a Cab sounds like a scene in a film from a bygone era set on some New York City streets.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Staring Contest by Mates Of State

If you're looking for some bouncing pop on a summer afternoon, try a Staring Contest.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Dry Spell by Howl Down The Chimney

Howl Down the Chimney offers this ironically relaxed, echoing curse of this Dry Spell.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Le Bilan by Chenard Walcker

Le Bilan is another playground of seemingly ancient samples orchestrated by Chenard Walcker.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

River Of Dirt by Marissa Nadler

River of Dirt is a retrospective folk song, filled out with care by Nadler's backing band.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Cynics Recourse by Atlas Sound

Cynics Recourse is the sort of meandering strangeness one might expect from a Bedroom Databank.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Arpanauts by Eric Skiff

Closing out the album Resistor Anthems is Arpanauts a joyful track done NES style.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

It Always Gets Better by Billy And The Psychotics

If you want fun amateur rock, It Always Gets Better.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Come Back by Brad Sucks

Every Brad Sucks release leaves me waiting a few years for his next Come Back. This downer pop gem came four years after its predecessor.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Mirror Friends by Lucky Dragons

Mirror Friends is another charming two minute tune from Lucky Dragons.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Diana Won't by Dimlite

Diana Won't is that most excellent variety of catchy downtempo pop music.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Standing In The Death Car by Kissing Contest (aka Lemon Party)

After arguing approaches to Standing in the Death Car, the Lemon Party folks put together a ridiculous fun pop rock song.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Trickledown by Podington Bear

Trickledown is a rocking little Podbear tune.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Eleven Pieces Of Eight by Texasradiofish featuring Bill Ray and ElRon XChile

From a drum track by Bill Ray in 11/8, texasradiofish has made Eleven Pieces of Eight. Kara Square calls it "a THRILLING jazz fusion instrumental".

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Art Bomb by Hoblit

A Hoblit expresses his artistic frustration with this Art Bomb.

Friday, August 7, 2015

When I'm Small by Phantogram

The snaps and crackles of the sampled beat adds a bit of nostalgia to When I'm Small.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

White As Diamonds by Alela Diane

Alela Diane's beautiful vocal melody is at the center of White as Diamonds, adorned expertly by lovely strings.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Disco Tony by Schlimminy Cricket

A stirring tune in honor of Disco Tony.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Fragile by Olenergy

Fragile is a magnificent dance track graced with auto-tuned vocals by Sleeperspaceborn.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Hand To Mouth by The 3.5.7 Ensemble

If eight and a half minutes of upbeat jazz sounds appealing, point your ears at Hand To Mouth.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

You Got To Be Kind by Tuners Union

Tuners Union got a winning song fight entry with You Got To Be Kind, a rocking tune punctuated with striking tempo shifts.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Gigantic Bodies by The Rhombus

Gigantic Bodies is a bit different for The Rhombus: slow, pensive, and instrumental.

Take it in vorbis for more body for your byte.

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Diver's Wife by Joanna Newsome

Here's Joanna Newsom's beautiful live performance of The Diver's Wife.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Strangers by Cookie Blue

Here's a simple cute little song fight entry for Strangers.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Adjustor by The Octopus Project

The Adjustor warbles and meanders around it's catchy beats and hooks.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Symphony No. 2, Movement 1 by Daniel Bautista

Bautista kicks off his second symphony Allegro con brio with frantically swirling guitars alongside fast, heavy drumming.

Monday, July 27, 2015

No Rush by Rabbit And Ram

A Rabbit and Ram trade adorable verses telling how they were in No Rush as they fell for each other.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Green Knight by Memory Tapes, remixed by Creep

Here's another dark ambient remix from Creep, this time taking on Memory Tape's Green Knight.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sooner Or Later by Trifonic, remixed by Hans Atom

I've been looking for more ways to recommend Trifonic's magnificent vocal melody when I found Hans Atom had made an upbeat electro-pop tune of Sooner or Later.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Lately by Memoryhouse, remixed by Teengirl Fantasy

Teengirl Fantasy did a fantastic sparkling take on Lately by Memoryhouse.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

20two Sh8z by Siobhan Dakay

Kara Square on 20two Sh8z: "Wildly creative, upbeat, and FULL OF FUN, Siobhan Dakay’s remix of Fluffy is not to be missed."

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Call Me Baby by John Louis Kluck, remixed by unreal_dm

Jeris, on Call Me Baby: "Somebody is gonna need to put out the fire on this smokey jazz number by unreal_dm featuring vocals by John Louis Kluck."

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

SOS in Bel Air (Ariel Pink's Krystal Bamboo Remix)

The Krystal Bamboo takes SOS in Bel Air into surreal territory.

Monday, July 20, 2015

We Are Connected by SackJo22

SackJo22's We Are Connected blends vocal lines by State Shirt and Anjibee with her own lovely voice and tops it off with a blend of other mixters providing the instrumentation.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Ana Dellali (I Cuddle Myself) by Cheb Zergui

Gorilla vs. Bear puts it better than I could: "I have no idea why this Cheb Zergui guy called this song I Cuddle Myself, but apparently he’s the one that introduced the electric guitar and wah-wah pedal to the scene, and the results on this one are pretty dirty."

Saturday, July 18, 2015

She's leaving home. Not the best timing by Cherly KaCherly

All of Drop a 4 note Soundtrack sounds like a perfect accompaniment for a crisis facing an underwater city. She's leaving home. Not the best timing plays its part in the drama.

I recommend vorbis.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Danse De Travers by Chenard Walcker

L'Ane Vetu de la Peau de Lion, on which one may find Danse De Travers, is filed under the topics "Sample Madness" and "Plunderphonics". The riches of the digital age.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Oceanview by Atlas Sound

Oceanview is, appropriately enough, a repetitive and relaxing tune.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Be What You Want by From A Basement

Last week's Song Fight win went to this little poppy Be What You Want From A Basement.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Darlene by White Denim

Darlene is a great example of the sparkling, beautiful rock White Denim has produced.

Monday, July 13, 2015

What's Happening To Me by The John Benjamin Band

Feel Things Deeply is a whole album of JBB pop tunes. What's Happening to Me? is one.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Mbira Adventure by Lucky Dragons

Mbira Adventure is accurately named. It's a short stint with a thumb piano.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Warning by Cymbals Eat Guitars

If you are looking for a good straight-up rock song, take this Warning.