Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Stay Close by Delorean

Stay Close is feel-good dance music, recorded with a distant, atmospheric style.

http://www.matadorrecords.com/mpeg/true_panther/delorean/delorean_stayclose.mp3

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

No Vacancy by The Worldly Self-Assurance

The Worldly Self-Assurance delivered Song Fight! a radio friendly pop tune to win No Vacancy.

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

Monday, December 15, 2014

Gem by Andrea Ball

Here's a Gem of a piano ballad.

http://aurgasm.us/music/kyle/Andrea%20Ball%20-%20Gem.mp3

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Suffer Someday by State Shirt

Suffer Someday first showed up years ago as an in-home live looping experiment and now is a track on State Shirt's last LP, Let's Get Bloody.

http://www.stateshirt.com/audio/letsgetbloody/03_Suffer_Someday.mp3

Saturday, December 13, 2014

LLL by Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

From the album "Like, Love, Lust & The Open Halls Of The Soul", LLL is gracefully sad blues-rock.

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

Friday, December 12, 2014

Walkabout by Atlas Sound featuring Noah Lennox

Atlas Sound and Panda Bear team up to give us a jubilant, tripped out Walkabout.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/mp3/03%20Walkabout.mp3

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Someplacenew by Uncle Owen Aunt Beru

Today we've a lovely simple melody set against guitar strumming to take us someplacenew.

Enjoy in vorbis

https://archive.org/download/birdsong019/13-someplacenew.mp3
https://archive.org/download/birdsong019/13-someplacenew.ogg

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Trouble by Nabiha

Aurgasm: "Trouble stands out with its infectious frenetic energy, funky dance beats and Nabiha’s sultry vocals." It's hooks galore, irresistible pop.

http://aurgasm.us/wp/uploads/Nabiha-Trouble.mp3

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Daily Damage by Sandro Marinoni & Stefano Roncarolo

A shuffle, bounce, and some pops make for Daily Damage.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/e3f484246d46db8ee90b3a880a7c4e360e48855b

Monday, December 8, 2014

Limes And Talk by The Rhombus

Limes and Talk is a lot of simple distorted guitar sounds weaving around each other, with splashes of other sounds making occasional appearances.

https://archive.org/download/Bupkes-7844/The_Rhombus_-_09_-_Limes_And_Talk.mp3

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Can't Hear My Eyes by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

Can't Hear My Eyes is pop music with a modern throwback production giving it a washed out, ethereal sound.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/mp3/canthearmyeyes.mp3

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Dissolve Yourself by Lucky Dragons

Dissolve Yourself starts with a strange sound that suddenly bursts into melody, with a voice humming "Give it all away".

http://www.luckydragons.org/all/widows/dissolve%20yourself.mp3

Friday, December 5, 2014

You Go by Keston Cobblers Club

Aurgasm: "Keston Cobblers Club delivers a joyous blend of traditional-feeling folk melodies, toe-tapping rhythms and a slightly quirky vibe. [...] You Go, taken from the band’s debut album One, For Words (2012), is a delightful pop-folk gem."

http://aurgasm.us/wp/uploads/You-Go.mp3

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Reading The Map Upside Down by Canasta

Reading the Map Upside Down is more pleasing maximalist folk-pop from Canasta.

http://audio.canastamusic.com/TheFakeout/Canasta-TheFakeout-08-ReadingTheMapUpsideDown.mp3

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Adolf Hitler by Chenard Walcker

Crashing drums and airplanes taking off are a few of the sounds Chenard Walcker chooses to associate with Adolf Hitler.

https://archive.org/download/fsz002/fsz002_16-chenard_walcker-adolf_hitler.mp3

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Devon by Grimes

Devon is a strange trip, with a dreamlike voice taking backstage to a sweeping, cinematic sound.

http://cdn03.cdn.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/07-devon.mp3

Monday, December 1, 2014

Taken Aback by Nick Soma

Nick Soma is Taken Aback with heaps of self-pity. Fortunately, it also comes with a tinge of that sea-shanty folk style.

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

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Ventus Solaris by Revolution Void

"Combining electronic music with live improvisation, Revolution Void is best described as electronic breakbeat jazz." Ventus Solaris is good 7 minute introduction if you've never sampled his breakbeat jazz before.

Again, I recommend open formats: vorbis for most, flac for audiophiles.

https://archive.org/download/RevolutionVoidThreadSoul_2/01_Revolution_Void_-_Ventus_Solaris.mp3
https://archive.org/download/RevolutionVoidThreadSoul_2/01_Revolution_Void_-_Ventus_Solaris.ogg
https://archive.org/download/RevolutionVoid-ThreadSoul2006/01.RevolutionVoid-VentusSolaris.flac

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Symphony 1, Movement 1: Presto by Daniel Bautista

Presto gets Bautista's first symphony started in dramatic fashion, running through several build-ups with very little release.

As usual, I recommend open formats like ogg/vorbis.

http://www.danielbautista.com/music/bautista/symphony1/01.movement1.mp3
http://www.danielbautista.com/music/bautista/symphony1/ogg/01.movement1.ogg

Friday, November 28, 2014

Poverty Year by The Whiskers

There's a charm in the artistic rejects. Poverty Year is one of the sixteen that the whiskers thought unfit for an album, but interesting enough to share with fans. It's a pleasing little track that was never given the polish of their blessed releases.

http://thewhiskers.com/duncecap/14-poverty_year.mp3

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Hidden by Erika Spring, remixed by Jensen Sportag

Gorilla vs. Bear: "Nashville production duo Jensen Sportag conjure up some of the same laid back disco-funked magic of last year’s brilliant Madi Diaz remix on this sexy extended re-work of Erika Spring‘s Hidden, transforming the dream-pop gem into a smoothed out, steamy summer night anthem."

http://cdn03.cdn.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Hidden-Jensen-Sportag-remix.mp3

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Drunk In A Smokey Bar Drinking An Imperial Porter by Lasswell featuring Trifonic

Mixter editor SackJo22: "Lasswell shares again his distinctly poignant remix of Amelia June’s plaintive vocal in a simple piano-focused arrangement that pulls your heart out of your throat". It's a tale for those Drunk in a Smokey Bar Drinking an Imperial Porter.

http://ccmixter.org/content/lazztunes07/lazztunes07_-_Drunk_In_A_Smokey_Bar_Drinking_An_Imperial_Porter_Mix.mp3

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Zero-Sum (z3r05 & 0n35) by Nine Inch Nails, remixed by Halo 33

Reznor whispers our shame over soft creeping sounds on Zero-Sum (z3r05 & 0n35).

http://freedownloads.last.fm/download/149218523/Zero-Sum%2B%2528z3r05%2B%2526%2B0n35%2529.mp3

Monday, November 24, 2014

Feel It All Around by Washed Out, remixed by Toro Y Moi

Gorilla vs. Bear: "It doesn’t get much chiller-wave than this: Toro Y Moi reworks his SC bro Washed Out‘s Gary Low-sampling gem, Feel It All Around, lending the track even more achingly melancholy nostalgia."

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/mp3/Feel%20It%20All%20Around%20Toro%20Y%20Moi%20Remix.mp3

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Backyard Distraction by Speck featuring My Free Mickey and NiGiD

A menagerie of sounds to provide a Backyard Distraction.

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

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cub by Solar Bears, remixed by Keep Shelly In Athens

Gorilla vs. Bear calls Cub "eerie, melancholy" and "one of the strangest and most beautiful things we’ve heard from [Keep Shelly In Athens] so far".

http://cdn02.cdn.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Cub-Keep-Shelly-in-Athens-remix.mp3

Friday, November 21, 2014

Song 4 B by Little Mystic, remixed by Jeris featuring Admiral Bob

Jeris adds a bit of a Celtic twist to his mix of Song 4 B.

http://ccmixter.org/content/VJ_Memes/VJ_Memes_-_Song_4_B.mp3

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Reddit by Podington Bear

Reddit rides on a prominent bassline, with handclaps and piano thrown in for fun.

http://soundofpicture.com/MP3/Grit/Reddit.mp3

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Soft Skin by Mountain Man

A soft voice with a soft guitar says "I've got Soft Skin, are you gonna let me in?"

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/mp3/06%20Soft%20Skin.mp3

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Drunk Season by Tuners Union

Tuners Union was just a few votes short of first place with their Drunk Season entry.

http://www.songfight.org/music/drunk_season/tunersunion_ds.mp3

Monday, November 17, 2014

CCMix by airtone featuring rocavaco

Rocavaco why CCMixter is so life-changing for him with a rhythm and melody provided by airtone for ccMix.

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

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Miaou by Mandrágora Tango

Miaou starts with a tinny, washed out recording of a piano but soon turns into a lush, quick-paced piece of work.

https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/86716652/download?client_id=b45b1aa10f1ac2941910a7f0d10f8e28

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Cherry by Nostalgia 77

Cherry brings together a soothing soulful singer with a gentle string accompaniment.

http://aurgasm.us/wp/uploads/Nostalgia77-08-Cherry.mp3

Friday, November 14, 2014

Ungirthed by Purity Ring

Ungirthed is another pulsing, stuttering electric song sweet vocals lacing the whole experience.

http://cdn01.cdn.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Ungirthed.mp3

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Djuna Perch Porter by Nathan Clevenger Group

Sax and oboe frolic over guitar, bass, and drum in a comfortable combination called Djuna Perch Porter.

http://www.nathanclevengermusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/04-Djuna-Perch-Porter1.mp3

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hotel Orlando by Atlas Sound

Hotel Orlando starts with a voice, guitar, drums, and a few other conventional folk instruments. But the electronics start invading, and by the end they've taken over.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/e97ae9dccc3f3b1b359919453a19c7019fdcb352

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

We Speak Etruscan by Lee Hyla

We Speak Etruscan uses a minimalist arrangement of winds and reeds to create a frenetic pace and ease into muted tension.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/3aae504605a544995be9cdcc8b6925b396b5221d

Monday, November 10, 2014

A Happy Future by State Shirt

State Shirt gives us a haunting melancholy track titled A Happy Future. Watch him record it live, wearing a state shirt.

http://www.stateshirt.com/audio/videosongs/stateshirt_ahappyfuture.mp3

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Anvil Everything by White Denim

Anvil Everything is chock full of speedy, intricate melodies and rhythms, and changes direction once or twice, making for a quirky rock song.

http://cdn01.cdn.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/05-Anvil-Everything.mp3

Saturday, November 8, 2014

3 Sectional Love Seat by Sonic Youth

3 Sectional Love Seat starts with clanging noise, slowly develops into a guitar driven groove, and then drifts away into nothing.

http://sonicyouth.com/archives/mp3-selector/new_mp3/3sectional_love.mp3

Friday, November 7, 2014

Ground Machine (after Purcell) Lloyd Rodgers

Slow, pensive, and ponderous, Ground Machine takes great care creating a wondrous and foreboding atmosphere.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/861b5b4bfa0dbbc1c68f90cabd4b9ad8b988c142

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Berlin Lovers by Still Corners

Berlin Lovers sounds like it could be part of the soundtrack for a retro-future dystopia. It's found on a collection called "Strange Pleasures".

http://assets1.subpop.com/assets/audio/13092.mp3

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Band Hammer by Lucky Dragons

Band Hammer features a voice humming a low, meditative tune over a mellow mix simple rhythmic sounds.

http://www.luckydragons.org/all/dream_island_laughing_language/08_band_hammer.mp3

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Lightworks by Cibelle

Cibelle throws some retro cabaret/psychedelic game, and the name of the game is Lightworks.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/mp3/Lightworks.mp3

Monday, November 3, 2014

Sleep On Needles by Sondre Lerche

Sleep on Needles is an adorable little folk-pop tune.

http://aurgasm.us/music/michelle/sondre-lerche-sleep-on-needles.mp3

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Time is running out. I'm sure. by Cherly KaCherly

Slow, resonant, mournful: Time is running out. I'm sure.

Try it in vorbis.

https://archive.org/download/birdsong028/07_Cherly_KaCherly-Drop.mp3
https://archive.org/download/birdsong028/07_Cherly_KaCherly-Drop.ogg

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Difficult Situation by Brad Sucks

Today's track is an old demo of a rock song working through a Difficult Situation.

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

Friday, October 31, 2014

La Rose Cha Cha Cha by Chenard Walcker

La Rose Cha Cha Cha pits a delicate French voice and guitar strings against a relentless grinding machine.

https://archive.org/download/fsz002/fsz002_14-chenard_walcker-la_rose_cha_cha_cha.mp3

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Cave Grill by Arch M

Cave Grill takes a few strange turns in its damp, atmospheric wanderings.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/mp3/05%20cave%20grill.mp3

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Agnostic by Daniel Bautista

Agnostic is the tumultuous rocking instrumental guitar music I've come to expect from Daniel Bautista.

Enjoy your liberty-respecting music via liberty-respecting technology by choosing vorbis.

http://www.danielbautista.com/music/bautista/15/02.agnostic.mp3
http://www.danielbautista.com/music/bautista/15/ogg/02.agnostic.ogg