Wednesday, February 10, 2016

La Bicyclette by DIY-Note

Amidst the sounds of school students in the halls, there's a faint repeating melody, joined by a soft guitar. Soon the drums kick in and the music takes over La Bicyclette.

https://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/8630c44ee4005bc5df9f97223b87191dfd7861b3

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

TheHudsuckerislost by That Crooner From Nowhere

TheHudsuckerislost is perfectly paced dramatic vocaltronica.

https://archive.org/download/jamendo-031825/10.mp3

Monday, February 8, 2016

This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things by State Shirt

State Shirt has taken a song first released as Grim Reality on Song Fight and re-produced, tightened, and renamed it This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things for his album Lost Hills.

http://www.stateshirt.com/audio/losthills/03_This_is_Why_We_Can't_Have_Nice_Things.mp3

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Mushrooms by Proviant Audio

Skittering and playful, Mushrooms is excellent sample-laced electronic jazz.

https://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/1b3ab11dc0375f06166286434ad6c3a7f8ba3aac

Saturday, February 6, 2016

No Se Si Tu by Jeris featuring Andres Franco

SackJo22 on No Se Si Tu: "Contemporary. Exotic. Featuring the searing vocals of La Perla, this thick, mellow reggaton-tinged jam by Jeris is as hot as LA during a heatwave."

http://ccmixter.org/content/VJ_Memes/VJ_Memes_-_No_Se_Si_Tu_1.mp3

Friday, February 5, 2016

Clouds by Valet, Magellanic Mix by Recycle Culture

Recycle Culture's Megallanic mix of Clouds beautiful, soaring four minutes and twenty seconds of lovely sounds.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/files/2015/07/Clouds-Recycle-Culture-Magellanic-Mix.mp3

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Knowledge Is The Power by BryanArtMuzik remixed by Dub Alta Fidelidad

Dub Alta Fidelidad reworks reiswerk's excellent use of BryanArtMuzik's reggae acapella track Knowledge is the Power.

http://ccmixter.org/content/dubaltafidelidad/dubaltafidelidad_-_Knowledge_is_the_Power.mp3

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Stars Look Different by SpinningMerkaba

SpinningMerkaba spins an instrumental tribute to David Bowie, The Stars Look Different, from the sounds of several ccmixters.

http://ccmixter.org/content/jlbrock44/jlbrock44_-_The_Stars_Look_Different_(Ziggy_Stardust_Mix).mp3

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Tip Of Your Tongue by Porcelain Raft, remixed by Keep Shelly In Athens

Keep Shelly In Athens brings their sexy sound to Porcelain Raft's Tip Of Your Tongue.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/files/2010/12/01-Tip-Of-Your-Tongue-Keep-Shelly-in-Athens-Remix.mp3

Monday, February 1, 2016

Making Me Nervous by Brad Sucks, UNIT-E Mix by Sharp

Making Me Nervous (UNIT-E Mix) is a downtempo dance take from the ccmixter archives.

http://ccmixter.org/content/sharp/sharp_-_Making_Me_Nervous_(UNIT-E_Mix).mp3

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Acceptense by The Concept Of Energy featuring Snowflake and Ruben Hall

Texasradiofish on Acceptense: "The Concept of Energy shares a wonderfully dark urban arrangement of Snowflake’s Acceptance complete with lofi background noise and gutsy blues background vocal."

http://ccmixter.org/content/THE_CONCEPT_OF_ENERGY/THE_CONCEPT_OF_ENERGY_-_ACCEPTENSE.mp3

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Why So Serious by Uncle Gravey Biscuits

Why So Serious? took a Song Fight win with an intriguing melodic hook.

http://www.songfight.org/music/why_so_serious/unclegravybiscuits_wss.mp3

Friday, January 29, 2016

Kremlin by Daniel Bautista

This dramatic trip through the Kremlin borrows some melodic snippets here and there and creates something unique.

Take the trip in vorbis.

http://www.danielbautista.com/music/bautista/eurotrip/09_kremlin.mp3
http://www.danielbautista.com/music/bautista/eurotrip/ogg/09_kremlin.ogg

Thursday, January 28, 2016

It Was Never Meant To Be This Way (Piano Version) by CFCF

CFCF provide a serene piano version of It Was Never Meant to be This Way.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/files/2010/11/10-It-Was-Never-Meant-To-Be-This-Way-Piano-Version.mp3

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

We Made Our Own Government by Lucky Dragons

Today a simple song that celebrates that We Made Our Own Government.

http://www.luckydragons.org/all/OPEN_POWER/05%20We%20Made%20Our%20Own%20Government.mp3

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Misderection by Lullabelle

Misdirection is aptly named; it staggers through samples and sounds of several sorts, keeping the listener off-balance for almost nine minutes.

https://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/79da5459debd703bd57c1e2f2d63af9578b9737d

Monday, January 25, 2016

Baião Lo-fi by Chico Correa and Electronic Band

Baião Lo-fi is expertly crafted electronic music, morphing from slow moving effects to racing drum rattles.

https://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/513fcb43e49ece0d1c9e7bdbb35985fb6aff26a7

Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Children Who Wear Socks On Their Heads by Keston Cobblers Club

Silliness takes a turn for the epic as The Children Who Wear Socks On Their Heads seek to leave their mark on the world.

http://aurgasm.us/wp/uploads/Keston-Cobblers-Club-The-Children-Who-Wear-Socks-On-Their-Heads.mp3

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Spectre by Radiohead

This cinematic song from Radiohead was supposed to be the theme for a Bond movie, but Spectre ended up taking on a life of its own.

https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/239061508/download?secret_token=&client_id=cUa40O3Jg3Emvp6Tv4U6ymYYO50NUGpJ

Friday, January 22, 2016

It Always Gets Better by The Real Sign

This rough, grimy song suggests It Always Gets Better without much hope of that being true.

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

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Animals Are Watching by Tiny Folk

A dramatic, paranoid warning: The Animals Are Watching.

http://dl.last.fm/static/1449355508/117473056/45107a63ca0ece7ea1ff9af737e09808aa87cc48b26bc3b0cf15e71d87e56d73/Tinyfolk+-+The+Animals+are+Watching.mp3

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

House Dress by The Whiskers

House Dress sounds like a goofy toy neglected with the rest of the freaks on Dunce Cap.

http://thewhiskers.com/duncecap/07-housedress.mp3

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

I Take That Back by The Chocolate Chips

I Take That Back is a traditional pop song with a quirky arrangement and vocal timbre.

http://www.songfight.org/music/i_take_that_back/chocolatechips_ittb.mp3

Monday, January 18, 2016

Wildfire by SBTRKT featuring Yukimi Nagano

SBTRKT delivers a wonky rhythm paired with an excellent vocal melody from Yukimi Nagano of Little Dragon for Wildfire.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/files/2011/05/wildfire.mp3

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Vivante by Chenard Walcker

Vivante is another lively, jazz infused blend served by Chenard Walcker.

https://archive.org/download/fsz002/fsz002_10-chenard_walcker-vivante.mp3

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Starting A Witch Hunt by Cord Smith

Here's an appropriately creepy pop tune about Starting a Witch Hunt.

http://www.songfight.org/music/starting_a_witch_hunt/cordsmith_sawh.mp3

Friday, January 15, 2016

The Banyan Tree by Noertker's Moxie

"The Banyan Tree is a 17-note melody (5-note phrase, 7-note phrase, 5-note phrase) written originally for the bansuri (an East Indian flute), but played here by Zamula on the silver flute. The Banyan is an East Indian fig tree of the Mulberry family."
-- www.noertker.com

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

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Conglomerate Fragments For Solo Piano by Andrew Bisset, performed by Sergey Schepkin

Here's some Conglomerate Fragments for Solo Piano that build nicely to a frantic finish.

https://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/a135b8ff52b097adf655652f4aefbb4439802940

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Lo Fi My Ass by Tiny Creatures

The tink of percussion and fuzz of an electric guitar makes up Lo Fi My Ass.

https://archive.org/download/Tiny_Creatures-5810/Tiny_Creatures_-_10_-_Lo_Fi_My_Ass.mp3

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A Thought by Podington Bear

Podington bear begins his collection of positive themed soundtrack tunes with A Thought.

https://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/2f5274d47acd30a861ea05c03a8d83c0ac794de5

Monday, January 11, 2016

So Much Universe by Nick Soma

So Much Universe reminds us "Even all the stars up there will die."

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

Sunday, January 10, 2016

El Despertar by DIY-Note

Spanish spoken word sits atop building rock sounds in El Despertar.

https://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/9851579eb8dd151573e09c73c1ada61bc93f180e

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Enjoy The Fever, Kid by Stealing Orchestra

Enjoy The Fever, Kid sounds like a surreal carousel, perfect for not enjoying a fever.

https://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/c741d30902c2712abab4d76a5f00ef849e812f98

Friday, January 8, 2016

Loveshadow by Rocavaco

"Rocavaco takes us on a magically rhythmic journey through the Land of Loveshadow complete with a humorous satirical guide to remixing best practices. Reuben Rogers’ bass provides a wonderfully solid foundation for this mashup." --texasradiofish

http://ccmixter.org/content/rocavaco/rocavaco_-_Love_Shadow.mp3

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Fearless Love by Tuners Union

Tuners Union brings a satisfying dramatic build up for their winning try at Fearless Love.

http://www.songfight.org/music/fearless_love/tunersunion_fl.mp3

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Urchin by Arca

Urchin creeps along creating dramatic images with sinister mechanical textures.

https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/239600752/download?secret_token=&client_id=cUa40O3Jg3Emvp6Tv4U6ymYYO50NUGpJ

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Haciendose La Del Zamora by Mandrágora Tango

Haciendose la del Zamora is another lovely original composition from Mandrágora Tango.

http://www.mandragoratango.com/sounds/Haciendose_la_del_Zamora.mp3

Monday, January 4, 2016

On Top Of A Hill by State Shirt

On Top of a Hill is one of the live-looping experiments that saw an official release with Life Is Easy.

http://www.stateshirt.com/audio/lifeiseasy/07_On_Top_of_a_Hill.mp3

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Onomatopoeia by Wreckdom

Wreckdom specializes in doing Song Fight completely wrong, but their entry for Onomatopoeia does it so right.

http://www.songfight.org/music/onomatopoeia/wreckdom_o.mp3

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Eyes by Still Corners

Gorilla vs. Bear perfectly describes today's song as a "dreamily bittersweet, reverb-soaked new cover of Rogue Wave‘sEyes"

http://static.gorillavsbear.net/uploads/2010/12/Eyes.mp3

Friday, January 1, 2016

Waltz Op 34 No 2 (in A minor) by Frédéric Chopin, performed by Paul Cantrell

Paul Cantrell describes Waltz Op 34 No 2 (in A minor): "In a piece like this, it’s hard for me not to look at the score and wonder: It’s so simple! How can there be so much in so few notes? Where is the magic hiding?"

https://innig.net/music/recordings/ith_chopin-34-2.mp3

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Hit Me Baby One More Time by The John Benjamin Band

The only excuse I have for pointing to this stripped down rendition of Hit Me Baby One More Time is that I like it.

http://johnorama.com/songs/covers/pops/mystery_song.mp3

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

For Love I Come by Thundercat

Thundercat starts off slow, then bursts into a blast of funky energy with For Love I Come.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/files/2011/05/ForLoveICome.mp3

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Morning Mood Interlude by Daniel Bautista

Here's a beautiful acoustic guitar rendition of Grieg's Morning Mood, used as an interlude in Weirdos and Classics.

Enjoy the morning in vorbis.

http://www.danielbautista.com/music/bautista/weirdos/05.morning_mood.mp3
http://www.danielbautista.com/music/bautista/weirdos/ogg/05.morning_mood.ogg

Monday, December 28, 2015

Bad Dreams by Duboce Triangle

Another old Song Fight cover, today Duboce Triangle takes on Pray For Mojo's Bad Dreams.

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

Sunday, December 27, 2015

6669 (I Don't Know If You Know) by White Hinterland

Gorilla vs. Bear calls White Hinterland's take on 6669 (I Don't Know If You Know) a "hazy, spectral rendition".

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/files/2010/07/6669-i-dont-know-if-you-know.mp3

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Skeletons by Trails And Ways

Here's another lovely indie pop giveaway from Barsuk's vaults, Skeletons by Trails and Ways.

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

Friday, December 25, 2015

How The Grouch Stole Christmas by The Grouch featuring Brother Ali and Eligh

Have yourselves a very Rhymesayers holiday with the story of How The Grouch Stole Christmas.

https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/7586493/download?client_id=02gUJC0hH2ct1EGOcYXQIzRFU91c72Ea

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Be What You Want by Cookie Blue

Be What You Want has so many of the little things that make for good amateur bedroom pop: a simple pop song structure, unrefined vocals with a few layers of harmony, and the basic guitar-drum-bass set up, laced with a touch of piano.

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

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Steps by Lights At Sea

Steps is nearly six minutes of lovely winding post-rock.

http://dl.last.fm/static/1450646157/117353145/d5cb1761b7b6248f6d9ff2a46a4963d158be3bda31aff33b3fec799a8bfc4ede/Lights+at+Sea+-+Steps.mp3