Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Destroy The Shadows by Kara Square, remixed by Piero Peluche

Here's a catching march with a Western twist to help Destroy the Shadows.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

What Part Of Forever by CeeLo Green, remixed by The Very Best

The Very Best does his warm heart of Africa thing to CeeLo's hit What Part of Forever.

Monday, October 20, 2014

City Life by Zep Hurme featuring Donnie Ozone

CCMixter editor snowflake: "Zep Hurme’s electrifying prog-rock mix of Donnie Ozone’s City Life will set your mind on fire with deeply compelling lyrics and Porcupine-Tree-style guitar riffs. A must listen for any real rock fan."

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Data by Podington Bear

Data is unusual for Pod Bear in a few ways. It's over five minutes, and it's cold, distant.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

September by Sclimminy Cricket

Schlimminy Cricket brings a waltz into a Song Fight this September.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Excuses by The Morning Benders

Again, Gorilla vs. Bear describes Excuses so well when it calls it a "warm, unabashedly romantic, classic-’60s-pop-informed throwback love song".

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Passacaglia by Mandrágora Tango

Passacaglia is absolutely gorgeous, an intriguing and passionate piece.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Idle Rich by The Whiskers

Dramatic songwriting, performance, and arrangements contrast with amateur sounding recording and mastering in The Idle Rich, and throughout The Whiskers' self-titled record.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sing Again by Chris Walla

A bouncing beat and playful arrangement makes Sing Again delightful alt-pop.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Bite Down by Lonbobby

Lonbobby brings creepy auto-tune vocals and a dark groove with his Bite Down.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Rattling Cage by Forest Swords

Gorilla vs. Bear calls Rattling Cage a "daunting, spectral psych-dub death march". It is unusual, complex, dark.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Helio Intro by Atlas Sound

This stuttering melodic loop is a warm Helio Intro.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Iron by Woodkid

Aurgasm: "With booming drums, powerful brass, and fluttering woodwinds, the uncomplicated title track to his premier EP Iron (accompanied by an eery and equally beautiful video) makes you feel like you’ve entered an epic battle from which there is no turning back."

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Art Bomb by ADD

This Art Bomb is a simple, vocals front pop rock song.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

TheHudsuckerwon by That Crooner From Nowhere

The Hudsucker enters the Cumming Soon EP with dramatic flair in TheHudsuckerwon.

Also in vorbis

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Kungen by Love Is All

Kungen is exhilarating, energetic rock perfection.

Monday, October 6, 2014

September by Balance Lost

Balance Lost rumbles through some rough punk choruses in September, then slows for the melodic refrain "So many love songs, never been in love."

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Mahmania by Evils That Never Came

Mahmania builds steadily, then takes a turn for the funky.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Oversleeping by State Shirt

The guy-and-guitar arrangement of Oversleeping is unusually simple for State Shirt.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Negative School by Lucky Dragons

I suspect there is more going on in Negative School than I understand.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Look Alive by Despot

Gorilla vs. Bear: “Look Alive is a new track from Queens rapper Despot, with the beat coming courtesy of RATATAT". The refrain of "Nobody move, nobody gets anywhere" is perfect for our age of trigger happy police.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Bedroom by Sonic Youth

More live grungy rock from Sonic Youth, The Bedroom is what happens when your mom is a skinhead.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

En Sang by Chenard Walcker

"Looked in the mirror..." says the sample madness of En Sang.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Symphony 1, Movement 3: Adagio by Daniel Bautista

This relaxing Adagio sits in the middle of Bautista's first guitar symphony.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Anywhere But Where I Am by Foreign Fields

This shifting, drifting piano piece leads me Anywhere But Where I Am.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Green Knight by Memory Tapes, remixed by Vision Of Trees

One more spacey dancy track to close off this week of remixes: Vision of Trees take on Green Knight.

Friday, September 26, 2014

On Sale by Lonnie Ray Atkinson, remixed by Hans Atom

"Is there anything that ain't On Sale?" A protest rap against the business of mass consumption with a special shout out to WalMart.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cash Flow (Glass Bottom Dub Mix) by Major Lazer, remixed by Classixx

Cash Flow (Glass Bottom Dub Mix) is a fun, spacey dance mix.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wishes by rocavaco featuring Adisa McKenzie, snowflake, and colab

Clarence Simpson describes Wishes: "rocavaco has crafted a wistfully beautiful vocal duet that never actually happened. Adisa McKenzie and snowflake trade verses while backed by a delicate jazz trio featuring colab on piano."

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Amor Pirata by Jeris featuring Cheech Stavele

Jeris says he's been waiting all his life to remix a tune called Pirate Love. Amor Pirata fulfills this wish admirably.

Audiophiles can grab a flac, and remixers can find full source files.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Shell Of Light by Burial, remixed by Shlohmo

Shlohmo + Burial combine to make a dark, dreamy sound in a Shell of Light.

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.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Just Don't Wanna Be Alone by Shelly Fraley

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

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".

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.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Miriam (C. Taylor) by Jeff Parker

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

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Felicia by Mandrágora Tango

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

Monday, September 15, 2014

City Building (Alternate Version) by Jóhann Jóhannsson

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

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Quakes by Flying Lotus

Rumbling Quakes makes for a dark, atmospheric listen.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

La Grande by Laura Gibson

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

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.

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.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Anticipation Of The Night by Sahy Uhns

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

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.

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.

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.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Shades by Yellow Ostrich

Shades delivers impeccable pop rock with a dash of noise.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Glory Hallelujah by Brian Wright

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

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Bonfire by Memoryhouse

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

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.