Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Be What You Want by Boltoph

Boltoph showed up to a Be What You Want Song Fight with poppy overdubbed choruses.

http://www.songfight.org/music/be_what_you_want/boltoph_bwyw.mp3

Monday, June 29, 2015

Peppergood by The Samps

Enjoy a sweaty summer afternoon with the funky bass of Peppergood.

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

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Viking Revenge by Daniel Bautista

The Viking Revenge is a storm of crunching guitars swirling over rapid-fire drumming.

http://www.danielbautista.com/music/bautista/eurotrip/11_the_viking_revenge.mp3

Saturday, June 27, 2015

It's Always Something by ADD

It's Always Something is just an excellent example of ADD doing the sort of song he does best.

http://actdead.com/mp3s/divider_02_something.mp3

Friday, June 26, 2015

Hope You're Having A Nice Time In Jamaica by Jerkatorium

I'm embarassed by how much I like Jerkatorium's winning submission for Hope You're Having a Nice Time in Jamaica. It's quite amateur, complete with painful delivery of some of the lyrics and not-so-pristine mastering, but he does it in such a way that casts a charm over me.

http://www.songfight.org/music/a_nice_time_in_jamaica/jerkatorium_hyhantij.mp3

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Where Did The Silence by SackJo22, remixed by Nethis

Where Did the Silence is a bit of Celtic sounds that sounds both sweet and dark.

http://ccmixter.org/content/Nethis/Nethis_-_Where_Did_the_Silence.mp3

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Angel Echoes by Four Tet, remixed by Caribou

This take on Angel Echoes is nearly 8 minutes of glitchy, shuffling beats and heavenly tones.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/mp3/Angel%20Echoes%20Caribou%20remix.mp3

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Harmony by Snowflake, remixed by Pyrex

CCMixter Jeris: "This remix of Harmony by Pyrex is pure genius! Majestic, quirky, dark… an enigmatic Rube Goldberg machine of a piano concerto, constantly unfolding and blooming with new surprises."

http://ccmixter.org/content/pyrex/pyrex_-_Harmony.mp3

Monday, June 22, 2015

Square Bidness by High Knowledge Crew, remixed by Quillde

Qwillde makes a subtle beat that highlights the Crew in Square Bidness.

Audiophiles can grab the FLAC.

http://ccmixter.org/content/qwillde/qwillde_-_Qwillde_(feat._High_Knowledge_Crew)_-_Square_Bidness.mp3
http://ccmixter.org/content/qwillde/qwillde_-_Qwillde_(feat._High_Knowledge_Crew)_-_Square_Bidness.flac

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Just a Star (Seth Vanek’s Milquetoast Mix) by Canasta, remixed by Seth Vanek

This take on Just A Star starts like a song fading out as you drive away from the nearest town.

http://audio.canastamusic.com/WeWereMixedUp/16%20Just%20a%20Star%20(Seth%20Vanek's%20Milquetoast%20Mix).mp3

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Free Culture (Never Easy) by 7OOP3D

7OOP3D brilliantly combines disparate elements -- some haunting mixes by airtone, a beautiful vocal by Kara Square -- creating an atmospheric ode to Free Culture (Never Easy).

http://ccmixter.org/content/7OOP3D/7OOP3D_-_Free_Culture_(Never_Easy).mp3

Friday, June 19, 2015

Original Don by Major Lazer, remixed by Dawn Golden and Rosy Cross

Remixers cut up Original Don into a slow, slinky sound.

http://static.gorillavsbear.net/uploads/2011/10/Original-Don-Dawn-Golden-and-Rosy-Cross-Remix.mp3

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Heal Me by Minor Characters

Heal Me is four minutes of sweet, warm indie rock.

https://soundcloud.com/brooklynvegan/minor-characters-heal-me/download

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

T'es Mal by Chenard Walcker

T'es Mal is another sample fest from Chenard Walcker.

https://archive.org/download/fsz002/fsz002_20-chenard_walcker-t_es_mal.mp3

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

These Were My Walls by Atlas Sound

These Were My Walls is a cute, slowly meandering tune from the Bedrooom Databank.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/0d2c7f6d73562b593bed55f420d8f1a6cef1e15f

Monday, June 15, 2015

Besame Mucho by Mandrágora Tango

Besame Mucho is a beautiful instrumental from the album Let's Have Dinner and Go Dancing with the Mandrágora Tango Orchestra.

http://www.mandragoratango.com/music/2005/08/16/BesameMucho.mp3

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Know Me by Frankie Rose

The 80's style synth pop tune Know Me is a perfect complement to a rainy day.

http://static.gorillavsbear.net/uploads/2012/01/02-Know-Me.mp3

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Bill Gates Must Die by John Vanderslice

A frustrated computer user reaches the ultimate conclusion: Bill Gates Must Die.

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

Friday, June 12, 2015

13 by Lucky Dragons

Track number 13 from Relax in a Hurry comes in waves of repeating melodies. I do find it relaxing.

http://www.luckydragons.org/all/RELAX_IN_A_HURRY/13.mp3

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Starday by Podington Bear

Starday moves with a tad more swagger in its step than most Podington Bear tracks.

http://www.soundofpicture.com/mp3/download.php?file=Bon_Voyage/Starday.mp3

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Ping Pong Percussion Power Party by Evolution Control Committee

If you blend Looney Tunes samples with percussion you may find yourself in a Ping Pong Percussion Power Party.

http://snuggles.sensoryresearch.net/projects/snuggling/b07-Evolution_Control_Committee-Ping_Pong_Percussion_Power_Party.mp3

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Constellations by Fan Death

Like the folks at gorilla vs bear, I find The Constellations mysteriously compelling.

http://static.gorillavsbear.net/uploads/mp3/theconstellations.mp3

Monday, June 8, 2015

Wheat by Uncle Owen Aunt Beru

Jessica Calliero sings a cute little song called Wheat as she plays guitar in this muddly little song.

The file is even littler in vorbis.

https://archive.org/download/birdsong019/04-wheat.mp3
https://archive.org/download/birdsong019/04-wheat.ogg

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Fake It by Brad Sucks

"Is it so hard to Fake It" typifies the tone of so much of Out of It.

Remixers should check out the source files.

http://media.bradsucks.net/albums/ooi-128/03_-_Brad_Sucks_-_Fake_It.mp3

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Moi Moi by Albin de la Simone and Emiliana Torrini

Moi Moi is a beautiful bit of French pop that seems to ramble off "blah blah blah blah".

http://aurgasm.us/wp/uploads/Albin-de-la-Simone-Moi-moi.mp3

Friday, June 5, 2015

About Us by Mike Reed's People, Places, And Things

This piece of wandering, hopping jazz is About Us.

http://www.umbrellamusic.org/sites/default/files/03%20About%20Us.mp3

Thursday, June 4, 2015

I'm The One / Money On My Mind by jj

I'm the One / Money on my Mind is perfect for jj's too-cool-to-care atitude, on an album called Let Them.

http://static.gorillavsbear.net/uploads/2010/11/02-im-the-one-_-money-on-my-mind.mp3

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

I Like To Pretend by State Shirt

State Shirt gets pensive with I Like To Pretend as it meanders through five reflective minutes, building toward a crescendoing finish.

http://www.songfight.org/music/i_like_to_pretend/stateshirt_iltp.mp3

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Stay Awake by The Globes

Some foot tapping, head nodding electronic laced rock is just what you need to Stay Awake.

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

Monday, June 1, 2015

Railroad Track by Willy Moon

The clanks by the Railroad Track create a haunting atmosphere around these stomping beats.

http://aurgasm.us/wp/uploads/Railroad-Track.mp3

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Battle Cry by Nick Soma

Here's a celtic-folk tinged dragon slaying Battle Cry.

http://www.songfight.org/music/battle_cry/nicksoma_bc.mp3

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Glory Gongs by Forest Swords

Forest Swords' sublimely meditative style reverberates through Glory Gongs.

http://static.gorillavsbear.net/uploads/mp3/01%20Glory%20Gongs.mp3

Friday, May 29, 2015

First Flight by The Oarsmen

The title First Flight fits wonderfully with this song's sweet, uplifting arc.

https://soundcloud.com/brooklynvegan/the-oarsman-first-flight/download

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Germanic by Daniel Bautista

Crank up that gothic drama as you listen to Germanic's crunching guitars.

Better freer with vorbis

http://www.danielbautista.com/music/bautista/eurotrip/02_germanic.mp3
http://www.danielbautista.com/music/bautista/eurotrip/ogg/02_germanic.ogg

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Four by Waylon Thornton

Four is a contemplative little acoustic jangle that seems meant to fit in the interstices.

http://aurgasm.us/wp/uploads/WaylonThornton-Four.mp3

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Last Afternoon Of A Woman He Only Thought He Knew by bgm

The tale of The Last Afternoon of a Woman He Only Thought He Knew as told by bgm.

http://www.songfight.org/music/the_last_afternoon/bgm_tlaoawhothk.mp3

Monday, May 25, 2015

Cable Dazed by Invisible Conga People

Gorilla vs. Bear: "Cable Dazed is a hazy number that recalls some of the more sinister, icier jams on the Knife‘s 'haunted house' masterpiece Silent Shout."

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

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Monsoon by Nathan Clevenger Group

This slow, plodding Monsoon builds and wanes through 6 minutes.

http://www.nathanclevengermusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/03-Monsoon.mp3

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Eric's Trip by Sonic Youth

Pounding drums, swirling guitars, and spoken lyrics punctuate Eric's Trip.

http://sonicyouth.com/archives/mp3-selector/new_mp3/erics_trip_irvine.mp3

Friday, May 22, 2015

I'll Be Fine by Clairy Browne And The Bangin’ Rackettes

I'll Be Fine gives a lover the kiss-off in classic style.

http://aurgasm.us/wp/uploads/clairy_browne-Ill_be_Fine.mp3

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Drunk Season by YouPeoples

A bleak depression pervades Drunk Season.

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

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Deep Blue Sea by Daniel Rossen

Vocal harmonies add a haunting chill to the simple guy+guitar backbone of Deep Blue Sea.

http://static.gorillavsbear.net/uploads/mp3/15%20Deep%20Blue%20Sea.mp3

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Invention by David Cope

Today we have a cute little piano Invention in the style of Bach.

ftp://arts.ucsc.edu/pub/cope/invention.mp3

Monday, May 18, 2015

Not If I See You First by Shot Pounder

Perfect punk rock: Not If I See You First is 33 seconds of screaming and guitars.

http://www.songfight.org/music/not_if_i_see_you_first/shotpounder_niisyf.mp3

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Willow Tree by Chad VanGaalen

Thoughts on death rarely sound so adorable as VanGaalen's folk/pop gem Willow Tree.

http://static.gorillavsbear.net/uploads/mp3/01%20willow%20tree.mp3

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Willful by Atlas Sound

Willful distortion pervades the instrumentation and vocals of this track.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/ff4ab2df9057afa5775de5ebff1fe7817e1fbf6f

Friday, May 15, 2015

These Streets Will Never Look The same (drumless version) by Chromatics

These Streets Will Never Look The Same brings with it a sedate, haunting tension.

http://static.gorillavsbear.net/uploads/2012/05/02-THESE-STREETS-WILL-NEVER-LOOK-THE-SAME.mp3

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Becs Sales by Chenard Walcker

The throwback vocal samples combined with the occasional crunching guitar lick in Becs Sales creates a surreal listening experience.

https://archive.org/download/fsz002/fsz002_09-chenard_walcker-becs_sales.mp3

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Usual Topic by Carei Thomas

The Usual Topic is a short piano improvisation by Carei Thomas.

https://innig.net/music/recordings/ith_thomas_usual-topic.mp3

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

V Pattern by Lucky Dragons

The ramshackle and chaotic sound of V Pattern makes me imagine it was inspired by the novel.

http://www.luckydragons.org/all/widows/v%20pattern.mp3