Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Love Love Love by Say Hi

Say Hi offers a sweet tune about Love Love Love.

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

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Rise Up, Careful by Bodies Of Water

A lonesome voice and the slow cry of a saxophone draws you in to Rise Up, Careful, and then the song picks up pace as it races toward a dramatic finish.

http://static.gorillavsbear.net/uploads/mp3/Rise%20Up%20Careful.mp3

Monday, March 23, 2015

Belfast by Podington Bear

Pod Bear labels Belfast "Playful", and indeed it is, like much of his work.

http://soundofpicture.com/MP3/Playful/Belfast.mp3

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Ready Everyday by Keefe Jackson's Fast Citizens

Saxophone driven jazz music, Ready Everyday, for your enjoyment.

http://www.umbrellamusic.org/sites/default/files/01%20Ready%20Everyday.mp3

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Things by Tiny Folk

Today, a cute little song about missing Things.

http://freedownloads.last.fm/download/76310216/Things.mp3

Friday, March 20, 2015

June 18, 2011 by State Shirt

The atmospheric, melancholic June 18, 2011 is part of State Shirt's new collection of live looping tracks, Life Is Easy.

http://www.stateshirt.com/audio/lifeiseasy/05_June_18,_2011.mp3

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Watch The Waves by Taken By Trees

The repeating rhythms have a meditative quality that suits Watch The Waves.

http://static.gorillavsbear.net/uploads/mp3/Watch%20The%20Waves.mp3

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Stay In Your Lane by N.M.T.D.

Stay In Your Lane is one of the strongest rap songs to show up in a Song Fight in a good while.

http://www.songfight.org/music/stay_in_your_lane/nmdt_siyl.mp3

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Lullaby by Uncle Owen Aunt Beru

A sweet washed out Lullaby from Jessica Calleiro.

I suggest vorbis.

https://archive.org/download/birdsong026/04_Lullaby.mp3
https://archive.org/download/birdsong026/04_Lullaby.ogg

Monday, March 16, 2015

Tree Tenants by Revolution Void

Tree Tenants is another dose of hip-hop tinged jazz from The Politics of Desire.

I prefer vorbis for its openness or flac for lossless precision.

https://archive.org/download/The_Politics_of_Desire-7876/Revolution_Void_-_04_-_Tree_Tenants.mp3
https://archive.org/download/The_Politics_of_Desire-7876/Revolution_Void_-_04_-_Tree_Tenants.ogg
https://archive.org/download/RevolutionVoid-ThePoliticsOfDesire/4.RevolutionVoid-TreeTenants.flac

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Kids Were Wrong by Memoryhouse

The Kids Were Wrong is another lovely piece of indie pop from Sub Pop's archives.

http://assets1.subpop.com/assets/audio/11001.mp3

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Replica by Oneohtrix Point Never

A somber repeating piano line lies at the center of Replica, decorated by sparse instruments and electric buzzes.

http://cdn02.cdn.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Replica.mp3

Friday, March 13, 2015

Lost Weekend by Nick Soma

Nick Soma's Lost Weekend entry at first hits me like some typically obnoxious Song Fight pop song. But by the time he gets to the oohs and aahs in the chorus I'm hooked.

http://www.songfight.org/music/lost_weekend/nicksoma_lw.mp3

Thursday, March 12, 2015

New Romantic by Atlas Sound

New Romantic is an adorable little song adorned with the crackling and popping of vinyl.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/44ab1caef8ab9dcd80d71b7ac9bd0b0d63865197

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Travelling Song by Lucky 7s

Today's track is a cute Travelling Song featuring a menagerie of delightful sound.

http://www.luckydragons.org/all/OPEN_POWER/01%20Travelling%20Song.mp3

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

String Quartet 9 Mvt 1 by Ben Johnston

Ben Johnston's String Quartet 9 Mvt 1 is beautiful, playful music.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/26fbf2409c782f59cacef6dda379995fbcd3b925

Monday, March 9, 2015

Snowdaze by Jeris, remixed by airtone

Kara Square of CCMixter, on Snowdaze: "Sensational, uplifting modern jazz. Airtone’s remix of Jeris’ already sparkling instrumental adds a glorious dose of delightful magic. Excellent for films and slideshows."

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

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Suicide Dream 2 by How To Dress Well, remixed by Holy Other

Gorilla vs. Bear: "Berlin’s Holy Other works his otherworldly magic on this ghostly, mournful rework of How To Dress Well‘s Suicide Dream 2."

http://cdn03.cdn.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/SUICIDE-DREAM-2-HOLY-OTHER-REMIX.mp3

Saturday, March 7, 2015

That's How We Do It by Geert Veneklaas

Geert Veneklaas cuts up Pat Chilla's rap, proclaiming "That's How We Do It at the CCMixter".

http://ccmixter.org/content/geertveneklaas/geertveneklaas_-_That_s_How_We_Do_It.mp3

Friday, March 6, 2015

Test Drive by Zapac

SackJo22 on Test Drive: "Zapac took Pitx’ twangy guitar, mixed it up with some pulsing horns and a classic vintage 60-s style spy-chill feel".

http://ccmixter.org/content/Zapac/Zapac_-_Test_Drive.mp3

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Cherokee by Cat Power, remixed by Nicolas Jaar

Nicolas Jaar makes a ghostly, echoing track of Cherokee.

http://cdn02.cdn.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Cherokee-Nicolas-Jaar-Remix.mp3

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Wake Up Kiss by Snowflake, remixed by Hans Atom

Hans Atom turns snowflake's Wake Up Kiss into a blood pumping rock song.

http://ccmixter.org/content/hansatom/hansatom_-_Wake_Up_Kiss.mp3

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Acapulco Valentine by Chenard Walcker

Here's a belated Acapulco Valentine crafted from Comfort Stand sounds by Chenard Walcker.

https://archive.org/download/csr046/csr046_chenard-walcker_3_acapulco-valentine.mp3

Monday, March 2, 2015

Three Stars by Cookie Blue

Coockie Blue gives us a simple folk tune guided by Three Stars.

http://www.songfight.org/music/three_stars/cookieblue_ts.mp3

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hoback by Paul Cantrell

Hoback is a bassy little piano improvisation.

https://innig.net/music/recordings/ith_improv-hoback.mp3

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Burning Churches by Daniel Bautista

Blistering fast drums and guitar makes for Burning Churches.

Try the inferno in vorbis.

http://www.danielbautista.com/music/bautista/eurotrip/06_burning_churches.mp3
http://www.danielbautista.com/music/bautista/eurotrip/ogg/06_burning_churches.ogg

Friday, February 27, 2015

Some Wild Going Outward by White Denim

The bluesy rock flows seemingly effortlessly from White Denim with songs like Some Wild Going Outward.

http://cdn02.cdn.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/07-some-wild-going-outward.mp3

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Harvest Of Gold by Gossling

The chorus of Gossling voices singing Harvest of Gold creates a creepy, off-kilter feeling that blends perfectly with the quirky pop sound.

http://aurgasm.us/wp/uploads/Gossling-Harvest-Of-Gold.mp3

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Air Traffic by The John Benjamin Band

JB directs the elements of Air Traffic with a deft mix of subtlety and bravado.

http://www.johnorama.com/songs/feel_things_deeply/airtraffic.mp3

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Architect by ADD

ADD puts on a dry voice as he speaks of the Architect who's got work to do.

http://nurein.songfight.net/nureinvii/a/add_a.mp3

Monday, February 23, 2015

Brainwaves by Podington Bear

These Brainwaves start off jittery but settle in to a relaxed groove.

http://soundofpicture.com/MP3/Party/Brainwaves.mp3

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Emergency Room by Ford & Lopatin

If you like new music with an 80s pop vibe, Emergency Room is for you.

http://cdn02.cdn.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Ford-Lopatin-Emergency-Room.mp3

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Mother Nature by Mind Tree

An accelerating tempo belies the soothing ambiance of Mother Nature

http://aurgasm.us/wp/uploads/Mind-Tree-Mother-Nature.mp3

Friday, February 20, 2015

Get In The Ring by Automassage

Auotomassage does intriguing meandering rock/post-rock tracks like Get in the Ring, all for free (non-commercial) use.

Get the track in a lot fewer bytes with vorbis

https://archive.org/download/birdsong041/02-Get_in_The_Ring.mp3
https://archive.org/download/birdsong041/02-Get_in_The_Ring.ogg

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Three Stars by State Shirt

State Shirt's latest Song Fight win, Three Stars, has that recent State Shirt synth drenched pop sound.

http://www.songfight.org/music/three_stars/stateshirt_ts.mp3

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

As We Proceed by Travis Morrison Hellfighters

As We Proceed strikes very Dismemberment Plan groove for me, with some different decorations around the edges.

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

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Thunderbird by The Golden Filter

From this Thunderbird comes five minutes of body moving beats and air singing that culminates in a percussive blast.

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

Monday, February 16, 2015

Deepest Cuba by Diesler

Diesler's movement through Deepest Cuba will get your body moving with its layers of rhythm.

http://aurgasm.us/wp/uploads/diesler-deepest-cuba.mp3

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Kites by The Whiskers

Kites floats airily through the middle of The Distorted Historian.

http://freedownloads.last.fm/download/154882154/Kites.mp3

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Starting A Witch Hunt by Bombernaughts

Bombernaughts begin Starting a Witch Hunt with a beautiful voice and end with flames.

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

Friday, February 13, 2015

Seasonal Anxieties by Tiny Folk

I've left the land of Seasonal Anxieties, but I still find Tiny Folk's adorable.

http://freedownloads.last.fm/download/32603912/Seasonal%2BAnxieties.mp3

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Danse Macabre by Atlas Sound

Danse Macabre is a dark name for such upbeat, almost jubilant track.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/mp3/02%20Danse%20Macabre.mp3

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sneeuwland by Oskar Schuster

Aurgasm: "The sound of Berlin-based composer Oskar Schuster is probably best described as dreamy escapism. His delicate piano, Parisian accordion, tender glockenspiel and music box create a perfect late-night soundtrack." I can think of no more perfect way to describe what you'll get with Sneeuwland.

http://aurgasm.us/wp/uploads/Oskar-Schuster-Sneeuwland.mp3

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Black Hole by Lee Maddeford

The Black Hole is the dramatic beginning of An Astral Fable.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/cc647f3234d999fff802a865ddad8843c4cb50eb

Monday, February 9, 2015

My Klean Secret by fourstones

My Klean Secret is an astounding blend of a huge number of tracks by Mykle Anthony. The result is incredible.

http://ccmixter.org/content/victor/victor_-_My_Klean_Secret_(Headphone_Mix).mp3

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Existers by Lucky Dragons

"This is for the existers." A mantra for a lovely repeating melody.

http://www.luckydragons.org/all/EXISTERS/A1-existers.mp3

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Cloudbank by Julianna Barwick

Barwick is expert in producing strange ambiance, and Cloudbank bends voices into something otherworldly.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/mp3/02%20Cloudbank.mp3

Friday, February 6, 2015

Deny by Yasmine Hamdan

Aurgasm calls the soft Middle Eastern sounds of Deny "a mesmerizing dream-pop ballad."

http://aurgasm.us/wp/uploads/Yasmine-Hamdan-Deny.mp3

Thursday, February 5, 2015

You're Beautiful To Me by Justin Bacon

I get a bit nostalgic when listening to You're Beautiful to Me as I remember when I first encountered the Internet Underground Music Archive and so much wonderful and terrible amateur music produced and shared by the free culture community.

https://archive.org/download/iuma-justin_bacon/Justin_Bacon_-_Youre_Beautiful_To_Me.mp3

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Nuclear Anthem by Schlimminy Cricket

Schlimminy Cricket produced a Nuclear Anthem using kazoo and xylophone for the Boron Rod Song Fight.

http://www.songfight.org/music/boron_rod/schlimminycricket_br.mp3