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

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Believe You're Mine by Nada Surf

Believe You're Mine is a sweet and pretty sounding rock song from Nada Surf.

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

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Praying Mantis by Macaque Attack

This Praying Mantis song fight entry has some strange effects that draw me in.

http://www.songfight.org/music/praying_mantis/macaqueattack_pm.mp3

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Turning Blue by That Crooner From Nowhere

Turning Blue echo's with the ebbing and flowing of twisted human voices.

https://archive.org/download/thatcroonerfromnowhere_thisisvocaltronicaLP/09_Turning_Blue.mp3

Monday, May 30, 2016

Celadon by Podington Bear

Celadon is a growing joy, like the sun emerging from behind a dark cloud.

https://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/47e1a77fae2a709b3ca32650f498d43a4bf18fdc

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Vintage by Daniel Bautista

Bautista gets Vintage with this lively old fashioned acoustic number.

Vintage still sounds good in vorbis

http://www.danielbautista.com/music/bautista/maderaybronce/11.vintage.mp3
http://www.danielbautista.com/music/bautista/maderaybronce/ogg/11.vintage.ogg

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Intronesia by Djet

Intronesia starts off an intriguing collection called Progressive Folk.

https://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/72171ca5d76df3129fd129b58df880f1ef75433d

Friday, May 27, 2016

Between Friends by Flying Lotus featuring Earl Sweatshirt and Captain Murphy

Flying Lotus's distinctive production provides the backdrop for a rap Between Friends.

http://ht.cdn.turner.com/adultswim/big/promos/201206_singles/Between_Friends.mp3

Thursday, May 26, 2016

It Always Gets Better by Tuners Union

Tuners Union meets frustrations with faith that It Always Gets Better.

http://www.songfight.org/music/it_always_gets_better/tunersunion_iagb.mp3

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

BAM by Lee Maddeford

This track starts slow, and then BAM, it goes off in a fit of brass-led energy.

https://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/093c847e6682cb61dddfd4f160ddd85d213c1e88

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Hah Yeah Fight The Feeling by Lagos Disco Machine

A warm guitar and bass help Hah Yeah Fight the Feeling create a feeling you don't really want to fight.

https://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/a48cfb5dc311888e26534ed0ce80ce7722f1f2c0

Monday, May 23, 2016

Between The Rain by ADD

Add gallops Between The Rain and your tears to a Song Fight win.

http://www.songfight.org/music/between_the_rain/add_rain.mp3

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Icarus by White Hinterland

Icarus opens the album Kairos with an ethereal croon.

http://www.scjag.com/mp3/do/icarus.mp3

Saturday, May 21, 2016

A Winter Song by Tiny Folk

It's A Winter Song that moves along as a soft ukulele folk tune and then suddenly crashes into a cacophony.

If the download link is expired, you can get a new one at last.fm.

http://dl.last.fm/static/1463596441/111228790/4606da934bd38d7273b104c7066d88a57a562f08cbfcf314fad6fb4f57f9ea33/Tinyfolk+-+a+winter+song.mp3

Friday, May 20, 2016

Leave Your Bags By The Door by Shannon McNally

Shannon McNally tells visiting travelers a story as she offers the invitation: Leave Your Bags by the Door.

http://aurgasm.us/wp/uploads/Shannon-McNally-Leave-Your-Bags-by-the-Door.mp3

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Shot Down by Shot Pounder

One minute of pure, aggressive punk energy: Shot Down.

http://www.songfight.org/music/shot_down/shotpounder_sd.mp3

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Guess I Know by Tiny Creatures

Guess I Know a simple folk song when I hear it, even if it's dressed in strange affectations.

https://archive.org/download/ia006/tiny_creatures-15-guess_i_know.mp3

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Screens by Atlas Sound

The Screens is a quiet little tune with a sleepy guitar, hand patted drums, and Bradford Cox's echoing soft voice.

http://static.stereogum.com/blogs.dir/2/files/mp3/Atlas%20Sound%20-%20The%20Screens.mp3

Monday, May 16, 2016

Peaceful Henry by Heftone Banjo Orchestra

Today, enjoy some quaint, old-timey banjos with Peaceful Henry.

https://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/aea7f57fab65b4fd60e9b7cd0eb73d5c78b314cd

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Three Stars by N.M.T.D.

N.M.T.D. gave us another emotional hip-hop song with superb production for the Three Stars Song Fight.

http://www.songfight.org/music/three_stars/nmdt_ts.mp3

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Palika Bazaar by DIY-Note

Palika Bazaar is another interesting instrumental from DIY-Note, this time with samples that sound like the could have come from a middle eastern marketplace.

https://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/6d6bd2f9a689c22b004bfb6b5ac86e67c07ea13f

Friday, May 13, 2016

Dead Pixel by State Shirt

State Shirt hits another sad note, comparing the things people avoid showing you in their lives to a Dead Pixel.

http://www.stateshirt.com/audio/losthills/06_Dead_Pixel.mp3