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

Thursday, May 12, 2016

A World In Danger by Inga Copeland

A World In Danger is a starkly minimalist song with a sense of the exotic.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/files/2013/05/a-world-in-danger-iii.mp3

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Assasinate Queen Genius by Kissing Contest

"This is where the abstract becomes the real", the opening line to the very strange track, Assasinate Queen Genius.

http://www.songfight.org/music/asassinate_queen_genius/kissingcontest-queengenius.mp3

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Swining Shapes by Revolution Void

Swinging Shapes is a long build up leading to a sudden let down, closing out Like A Secret Dream.

Free Software supporters can get voribs. Audiophiles and archivists might try flac.

https://archive.org/download/RevolutionVoidLikeaSecretDream/RevolutionVoid-SwingingShapes.mp3
https://archive.org/download/RevolutionVoidLikeaSecretDream/RevolutionVoid-SwingingShapes.ogg
https://archive.org/download/RevolutionVoid-LikeASecretDream/9.RevolutionVoid-SwingingShapes.flac

Monday, May 9, 2016

Cantador by Chico Correa And Electronic Band

Cantador is as wild mix of flute's alternating ears amongst traditional percussion.

https://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/606329456e8d3183fda21c90a8797ef99dc65b11

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Leave My Brother Alone by Thank Glenny For The Frisbee

Thank Glenny's folky little song Leave My Brother Alone won a Song Fight title (shared with another contestant).

http://www.songfight.org/music/leave_my_brother_alone/thankglennnyforthefrisbee_lmba.mp3

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Don't Make A Fool by IDzeroNo, remixed by Jeris

Jeris Don't Make A Fool of himself, deftly blending gravelly vocals with hip-hop rhythms and soulful humming.

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

Friday, May 6, 2016

Pull My Heart Away by Jack Peñate, remixed by Jamie XX

Jamie XX's version of Peñate's Pull My Heart Away sounds like a subwoofer was submerged in a thick fluid.

http://static.stereogum.com/blogs.dir/2/files/mp3/Jack%20Penate%20-%20Pull%20My%20Heart%20Away%20(Jamie%20xx%20Remix).mp3

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Yesterdays News by HelenaJ, mixed by Copperhead

Jeris: "That’s right…gettin over somebody SHOULD be a party. This song will make you celebrate your future ex right now : )". Let it be Yesterdays News.

http://ccmixter.org/content/copperhead/copperhead_-_Yesterdays_News.mp3

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Handful Of Dust by Fabryka, remixed by Musetta

This Handful of Dust will sprinkle a bit of toe-tapping lounge room pop over your ears.

https://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/8fcd531f857497870ec09a6fe09faf684eb3a90d

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Complement Song (Javelinas Remix) by Lucky Dragons

Complement Song (Javelinas Remix) is a fun little quirky remix.

http://www.luckydragons.org/all/mini_dream_island/Complement%20Song%20(Javelinas%20Remix).mp3

Monday, May 2, 2016

Running Up That Hill by The Very Best

The Very Best does such excellent new things with pop hits. Today enjoy his rework of Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/files/2011/05/11-The-Very-Best-Kate-Bush-Running-Up-That-Hill.mp3

Sunday, May 1, 2016

I'll Wait (Emotional Days Mix) by Snowflake, remixed by Siobhan Dakay

Spinmeister: "Siobhan Dakay’s epic take on Snowflake’s timeless love song grabs attention from the orchestral opening notes, building through a jazzed-up middle and doesn’t let go til the final note fading into the distance. A remarkable piece of music blending genres and emotions." I'll Wait (Emotional Days Mix).

http://ccmixter.org/content/SiobhanD/SiobhanD_-_I_ll_Wait_(Emotional_Days_Mix).mp3

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Baked Out Of My Gourd by James Owen

James Owen tries to bite a bit of Johnny Cash as he sings about being Baked Out of My Gourd.

http://www.songfight.org/music/baked_out_of_my_gourd/jamesowens_boomg.mp3

Friday, April 29, 2016

Come Back by Brad Sucks

"Living without your love makes me want to start a fire", a sentiment sure to make you Come Back.

http://media.bradsucks.net/albums/gwam/02_-_Brad_Sucks_-_Come_Back.mp3

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Atsituab Leinad by Daniel Bautista

Atsituab Leinad kicks off Download or Die with yet another excellent hard-rocking instrumental.

Rocks just as hard in vorbis.

http://www.danielbautista.com/music/bautista/downloadordie/01.atsituab_leinad.mp3
http://www.danielbautista.com/music/bautista/downloadordie/ogg/01.atsituab_leinad.ogg

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

In by Podington Bear

In is another interesting aspect of the Sound of Picture project.

https://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/2acff3786d5ba1693fb39e7aefa18612df9f5869

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Small + Lost by Ryan Hemsworth featuring Sinead Harnett

The pummeling beat threatens to bury the beautiful vocals of Small + Lost.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/files/2013/10/01-Small-+-Lost-ft.-Sinead-Harnett.mp3

Monday, April 25, 2016

Baked Out Of My Gourd by Jerkatorium and Micah Sommersmith

This week Song Fight has a collection of tunes about getting high. Jerkatorium and Sommersmith teamed up to make a charming vaguely Celtic style punkish entry about being Baked Out of My Gourd.

http://www.songfight.org/music/baked_out_of_my_gourd/jerkatorium+micahsommersmith_boomg.mp3

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Saint Martins Lane by Scomber

Scomber takes us on a dark atmospheric trip through Saint Martins Lane.

http://ccmixter.org/content/scomber/scomber_-_Saint_Martins_Lane.mp3

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Dream Of A Butterfly by Frozen Silence

Dream of a Butterfly is a stark, lonely, melancholy piano tune, a beautiful piece of improvisation.

http://static.mikseri.net/m/127/120000597846/Frozen_Silence__Dream_of_a_butterfly.mp3

Friday, April 22, 2016

Whiskey Drinker by Big Crouton

This Whiskey Drinker appeals to the 90s teenager in me, listening to angsty alt-rock on cold autumn nights.

http://www.songfight.org/music/whiskey_drinker/bigcrouton_wd.mp3

Thursday, April 21, 2016

You And I by Washed Out

Washed Out make various sounds and voices of You And I shift in an out of the track. The become indistinct, part of a hazy, dreamlike soundscape.

http://ht.cdn.turner.com/adultswim/big/promos/kiasingles/You_and_I.mp3

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Howlin' At The Hyatt by Kurt Ribak Band

Howlin' at the Hyatt is a short piece written while playing swing at a hotel.

http://www.ribak.com/mp3s/howlinatthehyatt.mp3

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Phyllis Wheatley Club by The Wordly Self Assurance

The Worldly Self Assurance's contribution to The Phyllis Wheatley Club is a finely crafted pop song.

http://www.songfight.org/music/the_phyllis_wheatley_club/worldlyselfassurance_pwc.mp3

Monday, April 18, 2016

Awaken by ITBA

Here's a fleeting, strangely beautiful track to Awaken with.

https://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/4ab9542a5700757997cf68b20294f6194ae8bc01

Sunday, April 17, 2016

In The Sink by Tiny Creatures

It's the echoing, distorted voice that makes a trip of In The Sink.

Also in the archive in vorbis.

https://archive.org/download/Tiny_Creatures-5810/Tiny_Creatures_-_12_-_In_The_Sink.mp3
< https://archive.org/download/Tiny_Creatures-5810/Tiny_Creatures_-_12_-_In_The_Sink.ogg

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Wait In The Dark by Memory Tapes

Gorilla vs. Bear calls Wait In The Dark "wistfully nostalgic".

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/files/2011/05/Memory-Tapes-Wait-In-The-Dark.mp3

Friday, April 15, 2016

Suitcase by Nick Soma

Try a three minute ramble about conspiracies to find the right Suitcase

http://www.songfight.org/music/suitcase/nicksoma_suitcase.mp3

Thursday, April 14, 2016

I've Got A Reason To Keep On Living by Babes

Babes celebrates one of the most basic necessities: "I've Got A Reason To Keep On Living".

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

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

L'Ane Vetu de la Peau de Lion by Chenard Walcker

L'Ane Vetu de la Peau de Lion is a bewildering collage of musical snippets pasted together by Chenard Walcker.

https://archive.org/download/fsz002/fsz002_04-chenard_walcker-l_ane_vetu_de_la_peau_de_lion.mp3

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Fearless Love by State Shirt

State Shirt starts with his hazy pop singing of Fearless Love, but somewhere around the 3 minute mark he starts a sustained crescendo of crushing, growling screams that ends in static noise.

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

Monday, April 11, 2016

Honey Mine by Korallreven featuring Victoria Bergsman

Honey Mine is a slice of joyful sound featuring a sweet vocal performance by Taken By Trees' Victoria Bergsman.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/files/2010/11/Korallreven-01-Honey-Mine-ft-Victoria-Bergsman.mp3

Sunday, April 10, 2016

And then i go to a funeral home to hunt down a girl by Saleko

And then i go to a funeral home to hunt down a girl seeps into a scene with growing tension and palpable texture.

https://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/23aa9a2ac81fba287afde5aee3ce18eabd362eed

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Rebirth, Movement 1 by David Cope

Rebirth opens with flutes building up tension released by crashing drums, leaving a storm of sound to stew and swirl in its wake.

ftp://arts.ucsc.edu/pub/cope/rebirth1.mp3

Friday, April 8, 2016

The Stranger by The Whiskers

Stranger is a song with a simpler mix, from the band's self-title first album.

http://dl.last.fm/static/1459625044/113730194/4beabb71b51f2e4359c8c439dce054106567f16836bb5d725d07b713c62fe623/The+Whiskers+-+Stranger.mp3