Sunday, April 26, 2015

Thanks For Coming by Deshead

A friendly rock song cover of Jack Shite's Thanks for Coming moves me this afternoon.

http://www.songfight.net/covers/songs/deshead_jackshite_thanksforcoming.mp3

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ballade Op 10 No 4 composed by Johannes Brahms, performed by Paul Cantrell

Paul Cantrell describes Ballade Op 10 No 4: "it’s almost as if the whole piece were a single long phrase. And it ends by dissolving and fading away — a sentence without a period."

https://innig.net/music/recordings/ith_brahms-10-4.mp3

Friday, April 24, 2015

Here Comes My Dragon by Cow Exchange

Cow Exchange makes great exuberant and bouncy songs, this time a cover of a goofy tune called Here Comes My Dragon.

http://www.songfight.net/covers/songs/cowexch_rabidgarfunkel_herecomesmydragon.mp3

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Shine Blockas by Big Boi featuring Gucci Mane

Shine Blockas represents Big Boi as one of the best rappers around.

http://static.gorillavsbear.net/uploads/mp3/02%20Shine%20Blockas.mp3

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Dunce Cap by The Whiskers

Why must The Whiskers be dead? Even their Dunce Cap exhibits a wondrous creativity.

http://thewhiskers.com/duncecap/15-dunce_cap.mp3

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

More Fun by Noertker's Moxie

Expect a jazz ensemble with Moxie to have More Fun.

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

Monday, April 20, 2015

SChnitzel Polka by Cherly KaCherly

SChnitzel Polka rides a compellingly curious rhythm.

Get it in vorbis.

https://archive.org/download/CherlyKacherly-MisadventureOfAMeatyMachine/04_Cherly_KaCherly-SChnitzel_Polka.mp3
https://archive.org/download/CherlyKacherly-MisadventureOfAMeatyMachine/04_Cherly_KaCherly-SChnitzel_Polka.ogg

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Points Of Light by Pillars And Tongues

These Points of Light have a slow folk song feel, but with a lavish attention to detail.

https://soundcloud.com/brooklynvegan/pillars-and-tongues-points-of-light-mp3/download

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Fall by The Weeknd

"I ain't scared of The Fall." It's deep and dark.

http://static.gorillavsbear.net/uploads/2011/12/07-The-Fall.mp3

Friday, April 17, 2015

Weathering A Storm by Brown Bird

Brown Bird has been Weathering a Storm lately. This recording is a tad less polished than I'm used to from them, but the song writing is just as sharp.

https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/122928782/download?client_id=b45b1aa10f1ac2941910a7f0d10f8e28

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Lanterns by Atlas Sound

These Lanterns undulate hypnotically for over four minutes.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/5d7a2284f554f72de8cc74205426a1691f688fe0

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Full Retard by El-P

It's hard to think of a rapper and producer who can turn up the rage as high as El-P does on tracks like The Full Retard.

https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/39556307/download?client_id=0f8fdbbaa21a9bd18210986a7dc2d72c

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Infinitely by Amanda Rogers

A piano and a woman's voice are the simple ingredients that create the beauty in Inifinitely.

http://aurgasm.us/music/kyle/Amanda%20Rogers%20-%20Infinitely.mp3

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hey Sparrow by Peaking Lights

Hey Sparrow is a dash of slow surreal pop.

http://static.gorillavsbear.net/uploads/2011/03/05-05-Hey-Sparrow.mp3

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sunday by Lucky Dragons

It seems appropriate to me that Sunday closes out the Fear Melody EP.

http://www.luckydragons.org/all/fear_melody/sunday.mp3

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Earthine by Berestez

Earthine creates a lovely ambiance decorated with fascinating percussion rythms.

It's yet another track I recommend in vorbis

https://archive.org/download/kahvi169_Berestez_Earthine/kahvi179e_berestez-earthine.mp3
https://archive.org/download/kahvi169_Berestez_Earthine/kahvi179e_berestez-earthine.ogg

Friday, April 10, 2015

Intermezzo by That Crooner From Nowhere

Today enjoy a brief Intermezzo from That Crooner.

You can enjoy this tiny tune in vorbis as well.

https://archive.org/download/jamendo-031825/04.mp3
https://archive.org/download/jamendo-031825/04.ogg

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Follow The Porcupines by Drew Barefoot

An instrumental named Follow the Porcupines can't help but be adorable.
http://aurgasm.us/wp/uploads/Drew-Barefoot-Follow-the-Porcupines.mp3

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Blues by Primary 1 featuring Nina Persson

Gorilla vs. Bear calls The Blues a "wistful and extremely catchy duet with Nina Persson of A Camp/the Cardigans, highlighted by some melancholy horns and Persson’s familiar dreamy voice."

http://static.gorillavsbear.net/uploads/mp3/The%20Blues.mp3

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Down The Drain by Sleeve Channel

"I just flush your gossip Down the Drain". It's the perfect line for cool, slinky electronic pop.

I prefer vorbis.

http://www.radio-gfm.net/podpress_trac/web/2104/0/Sleeve_Channel_-_Down_The_Drain.mp3
http://download.radio-gfm.net/ogg/rockpop/Sleeve_Channel_-_Down_The_Drain.ogg

Monday, April 6, 2015

Fever Dream by The Chocolate Chips

"Nothing is what it seems lost in the Fever Dream" says the surreal voice of The Chocolate Chips.

http://www.songfight.org/music/fever_dream/chocolatechips_fd.mp3

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Carry by Chenard Walcker

Carry is another inventive blend of samples from L'Ane Vetu de la Peau de Lion.

https://archive.org/download/fsz002/fsz002_05-chenard_walcker-carry.mp3

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Raindrops Plucking The Last Leaves From A Tree by Lullatone

Raindrops Plucking the Last Leaves from a Tree perfectly captures the track's sweet, relaxing character.

http://aurgasm.us/wp/uploads/Lullatone-Raindrops-Plucking-The-Last-Leaves-From-A-Tree.mp3

Friday, April 3, 2015

Less Of It, More Of Having by Flow Child

With an epic sweep, Less Of It, More Of Having seems to celebrate the indescribable.

http://static.gorillavsbear.net/uploads/2012/02/01-Less-Of-It-More-Of-Having.mp3

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Ten Years Of CCMixter by Speck

Speck demonstrates how to span Ten Years of ccMixter's catalogue and craft a compelling, coherent track.

http://ccmixter.org/content/speck/speck_-_Ten_Years_of_ccMixter.mp3

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

So Much Universe by Tuners Union

Tuners Union produced some crisp, lovely pop aboutSo Much Universe for this week's Song Fight.

http://www.songfight.org/music/so_much_universe/tunersunion_smu.mp3

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Socks On by MC Frontalot

Front on Socks On: "To the casual ear! Maybe it sounds like a cryptic critique of a cable news channel? If you cannot discover actual subject of song, third verse addresses you personally."

http://frontalot.com/media.php/494/MC_Frontalot_-_Final_Boss_13_Socks_On.mp3

Monday, March 30, 2015

Dry by LeaLea Jones

Dry has an insanely cool beat and catchy infectious hooks.

http://aurgasm.us/music/julija/LeaLea%20Jones%20-%20Dry.mp3

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Fokionos Negri Street by Keep Shelly In Athens

A romantic, perhaps nostalgic vibe permeates Fokionos Negri Street.

http://static.gorillavsbear.net/uploads/mp3/01%20Fokionos%20Negri%20Street.mp3

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Symphony 1, Movement 4: Allegro Ma Non Troppo by Daniel Bautista

Bautista wraps up his first guitar symphony with Allegro Ma Non Troppo, a delightfully dynamic piece.

Take it in vorbis.

http://www.danielbautista.com/music/bautista/symphony1/04.movement4.mp3
http://www.danielbautista.com/music/bautista/symphony1/ogg/04.movement4.ogg

Friday, March 27, 2015

Quit Complaining by Brad Sucks

An old demo from ages past, Quit Complaining is simple peppy downer rock.

http://media.bradsucks.net/Brad_Sucks_-_Quit_Complaining.mp3

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Fever Dream by The Grim

The Grim's Fever Dream is a noisy screeching mess.

http://www.songfight.org/music/fever_dream/thegrim_fd.mp3

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Love Love Love by Say Hi

Say Hi offers a sweet tune about Love Love Love.

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

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Rise Up, Careful by Bodies Of Water

A lonesome voice and the slow cry of a saxophone draws you in to Rise Up, Careful, and then the song picks up pace as it races toward a dramatic finish.

http://static.gorillavsbear.net/uploads/mp3/Rise%20Up%20Careful.mp3

Monday, March 23, 2015

Belfast by Podington Bear

Pod Bear labels Belfast "Playful", and indeed it is, like much of his work.

http://soundofpicture.com/MP3/Playful/Belfast.mp3

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Ready Everyday by Keefe Jackson's Fast Citizens

Saxophone driven jazz music, Ready Everyday, for your enjoyment.

http://www.umbrellamusic.org/sites/default/files/01%20Ready%20Everyday.mp3

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Things by Tiny Folk

Today, a cute little song about missing Things.

http://freedownloads.last.fm/download/76310216/Things.mp3

Friday, March 20, 2015

June 18, 2011 by State Shirt

The atmospheric, melancholic June 18, 2011 is part of State Shirt's new collection of live looping tracks, Life Is Easy.

http://www.stateshirt.com/audio/lifeiseasy/05_June_18,_2011.mp3

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Watch The Waves by Taken By Trees

The repeating rhythms have a meditative quality that suits Watch The Waves.

http://static.gorillavsbear.net/uploads/mp3/Watch%20The%20Waves.mp3

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Stay In Your Lane by N.M.T.D.

Stay In Your Lane is one of the strongest rap songs to show up in a Song Fight in a good while.

http://www.songfight.org/music/stay_in_your_lane/nmdt_siyl.mp3

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Lullaby by Uncle Owen Aunt Beru

A sweet washed out Lullaby from Jessica Calleiro.

I suggest vorbis.

https://archive.org/download/birdsong026/04_Lullaby.mp3
https://archive.org/download/birdsong026/04_Lullaby.ogg

Monday, March 16, 2015

Tree Tenants by Revolution Void

Tree Tenants is another dose of hip-hop tinged jazz from The Politics of Desire.

I prefer vorbis for its openness or flac for lossless precision.

https://archive.org/download/The_Politics_of_Desire-7876/Revolution_Void_-_04_-_Tree_Tenants.mp3
https://archive.org/download/The_Politics_of_Desire-7876/Revolution_Void_-_04_-_Tree_Tenants.ogg
https://archive.org/download/RevolutionVoid-ThePoliticsOfDesire/4.RevolutionVoid-TreeTenants.flac

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Kids Were Wrong by Memoryhouse

The Kids Were Wrong is another lovely piece of indie pop from Sub Pop's archives.

http://assets1.subpop.com/assets/audio/11001.mp3

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Replica by Oneohtrix Point Never

A somber repeating piano line lies at the center of Replica, decorated by sparse instruments and electric buzzes.

http://cdn02.cdn.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Replica.mp3

Friday, March 13, 2015

Lost Weekend by Nick Soma

Nick Soma's Lost Weekend entry at first hits me like some typically obnoxious Song Fight pop song. But by the time he gets to the oohs and aahs in the chorus I'm hooked.

http://www.songfight.org/music/lost_weekend/nicksoma_lw.mp3

Thursday, March 12, 2015

New Romantic by Atlas Sound

New Romantic is an adorable little song adorned with the crackling and popping of vinyl.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/44ab1caef8ab9dcd80d71b7ac9bd0b0d63865197

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Travelling Song by Lucky 7s

Today's track is a cute Travelling Song featuring a menagerie of delightful sound.

http://www.luckydragons.org/all/OPEN_POWER/01%20Travelling%20Song.mp3

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

String Quartet 9 Mvt 1 by Ben Johnston

Ben Johnston's String Quartet 9 Mvt 1 is beautiful, playful music.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/26fbf2409c782f59cacef6dda379995fbcd3b925

Monday, March 9, 2015

Snowdaze by Jeris, remixed by airtone

Kara Square of CCMixter, on Snowdaze: "Sensational, uplifting modern jazz. Airtone’s remix of Jeris’ already sparkling instrumental adds a glorious dose of delightful magic. Excellent for films and slideshows."

http://ccmixter.org/content/airtone/airtone_-_snowdaze.mp3

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Suicide Dream 2 by How To Dress Well, remixed by Holy Other

Gorilla vs. Bear: "Berlin’s Holy Other works his otherworldly magic on this ghostly, mournful rework of How To Dress Well‘s Suicide Dream 2."

http://cdn03.cdn.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/SUICIDE-DREAM-2-HOLY-OTHER-REMIX.mp3