Monday, October 24, 2016

Corona Radiata by Nine Inch Nails

Corona Radiata makes no haste in drawing out its gloomy mood.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

You Ess É! by Tortue Super Sonic

This creepy little track ends with shouts of You Ess É!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

So Much Universe by The Chocolate Chips

A psychedelic mood with a voice to match repeats the refrain: So Much Universe.

Friday, October 21, 2016

The Mountain by Podington Bear

The Mountain is one of my favorite short string pieced by Podington Bear. The descending lines and encroaching acoustic beats stand out.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Heart Shaker by The Worldly Self Assurance

Heart Shaker is a delicious rock tune incorporating "Creative use of flatline tone."

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Leaving The Home Tribe by Party People In A Can

Leaving the Home Tribe is almost primal indie rock, with a calm that makes it perfect for the road.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Yesterday's News by HelenaJ, remixed by Scomber

Jeris on Yesterday's News: "Scomber takes us on the way back machine to the 20’s with this swing, jazz, ragtime number…HelenaJ’s vocals are perfectly at home here. Flappers woulda ate this up!"

Monday, October 17, 2016

Chained by The XX, remixed by Recycle Culture

Recycle Culture speeds up Chained and add energetic layers over the sparse, intimate song.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Surrender by Emily Richards and Zep Hurme

Emily Richards provides the vocals at the center of Surrender, while Zep Hurme sets the stage with acoustic guitars and drums that sit quietly in the background.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Alcohol Motor Car by Surveillance Party, remixed by Basematic

Alcohol Motor Car has melodramatic singing and a stomping, eery rocking sound.

Friday, October 14, 2016

I Want To Love You by SackJo22 featuring Javolenus, remixed by Jeris

Jeris takes SackJo22's I Want to Love You and mixes in a swarm of acoustic instruments for an "Ear Romancing" track.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Running Back by How To Dress Well, remixed by CFCF featuring Cadence Weapon

CFCF on his How To Dress Well remix: "Tom asked me to remix a track from his record TOTAL LOSS. I chose Running Back because I wanted to give it a bit of swing. When I realized the song needed a verse to round things out and give it the properly Janet vibe I was going for, I asked the man Cadence Weapon to rap on it. So here is a suitably Montreal-vibed new jack swing smoothed out rendition."

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Blasphemy by Snowflake and Piero Peluche

Kara Square of CCMixter: "Powerful, stirring, politically-inspired progressive rock remix of Blasphemy. Take a listen to Piero Peluche’s take on Snowflake’s hope-filled song. This is a must listen, folks."

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Don't You Worry by Tricky Diesel

Tricky Diesel identifies himself, then gives us a beat called Don't You Worry.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Le Noir Et La Rage by DIY Note

Le Noir Et La Rage starts with distorted voice clips and quiet music, and both build in intensity until the guitars and piano take over completely.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Hide Me by Flying Lotus and Shabazz Palaces

Hide Me is a short rough draft of a song, with bass that pounds like a heartbeat and spaced out lyrics from Shabazz Palaces.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

That's Enough by Shot Pounder

Shot Pounder pours out the fury as they shout That's Enough.

Friday, October 7, 2016

La Petite Pêche Énorme by Holly Earnest

A slow piano line leads La Petite Pêche Énorme into it's romantic little world.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Givers by Lucky Dragons

The Givers celebrate their gifts, a wild 3 and a half minutes of joyful sound.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Tornado by Chenard Walcker

Chenard Walcker's style is to craft a Tornado of clips sampled from ancient recordings.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

No Rush by Tuners Union

No Rush is another sweet pop-folk tune from the recent Song Fight archives.

Monday, October 3, 2016

A Meeting With Death In Person by Dorothy's Magic Bag

A Meeting with Death in Person evokes an epic 8 bit adventure, but with a pounding beat to make venture to the dance floor.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

You Squig Me So by Tiny Creatures

Tiny Creatures make a great big noise just to say that You Squig Me So.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Coco De Elevador by Chico Correa and Electronic Band

"Chico Correa is producer, DJ, and musician Esmeraldo Marques of Paraiba, Brazil. His productions blend traditional Brazilian and new electronic rhythms. This 2006 album is a result of years experimenting fusion of the organic and the electronic. The result is a blend of public domain lyrics using well-known folk melodies from Brazillian states of Paraíba and Pernambuco, electronic music, and jamming with singers, saxophone players, an Afro-Brazilian percussion set, and a rock power trio." So much of this blend comes alive with Coco De Elevador.

Friday, September 30, 2016

BasedWorld by Ryan Hemsworth

BasedWorld is a compelling piece of electronic dance music that feels epic and never repetitive.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Baked Out Of My Gourd by Aahz

Aahz talk up the benefits of being Baked Out Of My Gourd with a country twang.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Para Elisa by Beethoven, performed by Daniel Bautista

This rendition of Para Elisa is a short, beautiful piece played on acoustic guitar.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Narrow Your Eyes by John Benjamin Band

JB's lo-fi cover of Narrow Your Eyes resonates with emotion.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Michelangelo '70 by Astor Piazzolla, performed by Mandrágora Tango

Mandrágora Tango calls Michelangelo '70 "A rolicking 3 minutes of undanceable Piazzolla goodness."

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Blood, Guts, And Fire Trucks by Haggis Rising

There's nothing like an Irish punk tribute to a fallen friend. This one is Blood, Guts, and Fire Trucks.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Model by Kraftwerk, performed by Canasta

Canasta's folk pop seems a far cry from Kraftwerk's sparse electronics, yet The Model is nonetheless a faithful cover.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Floating Bridge by Factor T, covered by Duboce Triangle

Floating Bridge moves suddenly from slow, stuttering rock to quick country twang.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Prelude Op 28 No 4 by Frédéric Chopin, performed by Paul Cantrell

Paul Cantrell delivers a pensive, sad rendition of Chopin's Prelude Op 28 No 4 (in E minor), paired with his thoughts on music pedagogy and another Chopin Prelude performance.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

¡Qué Paciencia! by Los Sundayers

¡Qué Paciencia! is an excellent pop-rock song with a dressing of Barcelona salsa.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Nanotech Virus by Stealing Orchestra

The Nanotech Virus sounds like a terrible army marching forth to conquer the world.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Turn Off Your TV by State Shirt

SongFight on Turn Off Your TV: "State Shirt wins by a good chunk of votes. Check out the great video for his song too."

Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Drummer Is Fine Part 2 by Sonic Youth

The Drummer is Fine part 2 is an interesting guitar/effects/feedback bit of noodling coming out of A Thousaand Leaves Sessions.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Contenido by Pelayo Arrizabalaga, Antonio Bravo, Merran Laginestra, and Baldo Martinez

Contenido is a stimulating, intriguing work of improvised free jazz.

Friday, September 16, 2016

I Can See You by ADD

This old I Can See You Song Fight entry has a lo-fi amateur charm, with a muddy recording of with pretty guitar and voice.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Red Car by Chromatics

Red Car is slow, dark electronic music with a digitally disturbed voice.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sunday Afternoon by Podington Bear

Rhythm and Strings describes the appeal of Sunday Afternoon well. It's plucked strings are arranged in a busy, complex rhythm.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Safe Harbor by Ricochet

Ricochet's Safe Harbor has several things I like in a Song Fight entry: it's cute, quirky, and short.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Elizabeth The Great by Bgm

Elizabeth The Great is another song with verses I find awkward but a chorus that makes up for it.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Head Down by Nine Inch Nails

Head Down is one of those tracks where the verses are awkward but the chorus more than makes up for it.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Piano Concerto, Movement 3

The Third Movement ends David Cope's Piano Concerto with violent, swirling storm of piano notes.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Carroussel by La Rainbow Toy Orchestra

Have a trip around a Carroussel, enjoy a dive into the toy chest.

Enjoy the festivities in vorbis.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Colourblind by The Worldly Self Assurance

Colourblind is a low-tempo, pretty indie rock song that got The Worldly Self Assurance a Round One win in the 2011 Nur Ein contest.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Let It Go by Jeremih + Shlohmo

A lovely R&B vocal juxtaposed with a dark, muted hip-hop beat gives Let It Go a haunting quality.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

What You See Is What You Get by Lucky Dragons

What You See Is What You Get starts with some hand claps, then moves into a loop of unusual, minimal, yet melodic sounds. It's another example of Lucky Dragons' simple yet strange musical style.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Day Of The Dead by Possum Sauce

This zombie themed Day of the Dead has a few unexpected touches added to it's guy-and-guitar composition.