Monday, November 24, 2014

Feel It All Around by Washed Out, remixed by Toro Y Moi

Gorilla vs. Bear: "It doesn’t get much chiller-wave than this: Toro Y Moi reworks his SC bro Washed Out‘s Gary Low-sampling gem, Feel It All Around, lending the track even more achingly melancholy nostalgia."

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Backyard Distraction by Speck featuring My Free Mickey and NiGiD

A menagerie of sounds to provide a Backyard Distraction.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cub by Solar Bears, remixed by Keep Shelly In Athens

Gorilla vs. Bear calls Cub "eerie, melancholy" and "one of the strangest and most beautiful things we’ve heard from [Keep Shelly In Athens] so far".

Friday, November 21, 2014

Song 4 B by Little Mystic, remixed by Jeris featuring Admiral Bob

Jeris adds a bit of a Celtic twist to his mix of Song 4 B.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Reddit by Podington Bear

Reddit rides on a prominent bassline, with handclaps and piano thrown in for fun.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Soft Skin by Mountain Man

A soft voice with a soft guitar says "I've got Soft Skin, are you gonna let me in?"

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Drunk Season by Tuners Union

Tuners Union was just a few votes short of first place with their Drunk Season entry.

Monday, November 17, 2014

CCMix by airtone featuring rocavaco

Rocavaco why CCMixter is so life-changing for him with a rhythm and melody provided by airtone for ccMix.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Miaou by Mandrágora Tango

Miaou starts with a tinny, washed out recording of a piano but soon turns into a lush, quick-paced piece of work.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Cherry by Nostalgia 77

Cherry brings together a soothing soulful singer with a gentle string accompaniment.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Ungirthed by Purity Ring

Ungirthed is another pulsing, stuttering electric song sweet vocals lacing the whole experience.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Djuna Perch Porter by Nathan Clevenger Group

Sax and oboe frolic over guitar, bass, and drum in a comfortable combination called Djuna Perch Porter.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hotel Orlando by Atlas Sound

Hotel Orlando starts with a voice, guitar, drums, and a few other conventional folk instruments. But the electronics start invading, and by the end they've taken over.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

We Speak Etruscan by Lee Hyla

We Speak Etruscan uses a minimalist arrangement of winds and reeds to create a frenetic pace and ease into muted tension.

Monday, November 10, 2014

A Happy Future by State Shirt

State Shirt gives us a haunting melancholy track titled A Happy Future. Watch him record it live, wearing a state shirt.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Anvil Everything by White Denim

Anvil Everything is chock full of speedy, intricate melodies and rhythms, and changes direction once or twice, making for a quirky rock song.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

3 Sectional Love Seat by Sonic Youth

3 Sectional Love Seat starts with clanging noise, slowly develops into a guitar driven groove, and then drifts away into nothing.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Ground Machine (after Purcell) Lloyd Rodgers

Slow, pensive, and ponderous, Ground Machine takes great care creating a wondrous and foreboding atmosphere.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Berlin Lovers by Still Corners

Berlin Lovers sounds like it could be part of the soundtrack for a retro-future dystopia. It's found on a collection called "Strange Pleasures".

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Band Hammer by Lucky Dragons

Band Hammer features a voice humming a low, meditative tune over a mellow mix simple rhythmic sounds.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Lightworks by Cibelle

Cibelle throws some retro cabaret/psychedelic game, and the name of the game is Lightworks.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Sleep On Needles by Sondre Lerche

Sleep on Needles is an adorable little folk-pop tune.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Time is running out. I'm sure. by Cherly KaCherly

Slow, resonant, mournful: Time is running out. I'm sure.

Try it in vorbis.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Difficult Situation by Brad Sucks

Today's track is an old demo of a rock song working through a Difficult Situation.

Friday, October 31, 2014

La Rose Cha Cha Cha by Chenard Walcker

La Rose Cha Cha Cha pits a delicate French voice and guitar strings against a relentless grinding machine.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Cave Grill by Arch M

Cave Grill takes a few strange turns in its damp, atmospheric wanderings.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Agnostic by Daniel Bautista

Agnostic is the tumultuous rocking instrumental guitar music I've come to expect from Daniel Bautista.

Enjoy your liberty-respecting music via liberty-respecting technology by choosing vorbis.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Full Metal Jacket by The John Benjamin Band

A wonderful date turns south as the narrator discovers she's never seen Kubrick's classics. Despite their different tastes, they bond over Full Metal Jacket.

Monday, October 27, 2014

I Will Be Fine by David Vandervelde

I Will Be Fine is straightforward, relaxing piano pop.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Tha Crash by Ms.Vybe, produced by Robbero featuring smileyharley

I'm not really one for sports metaphors, but Ms. Vybe's delivery is impeccable, and Robbero's production is spot on. Tha Crash is passionate, compelling music.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

House Jam by Gang Gang Dance, remixed by XXXChange

XXXChange and Gang Gang Dance provide a trippy House Jam to get your body moving.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Heart On The Floor by Loveshadow

Heart on the Floor extracts some enchanting vocals from snowflake and puts it at the center of a mysterious, seductive production.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Anna by Taken By Trees, remixed by CFCF

CFCF's version of Anna is simply beautiful.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Destroy The Shadows by Kara Square, remixed by Piero Peluche

Here's a catching march with a Western twist to help Destroy the Shadows.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

What Part Of Forever by CeeLo Green, remixed by The Very Best

The Very Best does his warm heart of Africa thing to CeeLo's hit What Part of Forever.

Monday, October 20, 2014

City Life by Zep Hurme featuring Donnie Ozone

CCMixter editor snowflake: "Zep Hurme’s electrifying prog-rock mix of Donnie Ozone’s City Life will set your mind on fire with deeply compelling lyrics and Porcupine-Tree-style guitar riffs. A must listen for any real rock fan."

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Data by Podington Bear

Data is unusual for Pod Bear in a few ways. It's over five minutes, and it's cold, distant.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

September by Sclimminy Cricket

Schlimminy Cricket brings a waltz into a Song Fight this September.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Excuses by The Morning Benders

Again, Gorilla vs. Bear describes Excuses so well when it calls it a "warm, unabashedly romantic, classic-’60s-pop-informed throwback love song".

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Passacaglia by Mandrágora Tango

Passacaglia is absolutely gorgeous, an intriguing and passionate piece.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Idle Rich by The Whiskers

Dramatic songwriting, performance, and arrangements contrast with amateur sounding recording and mastering in The Idle Rich, and throughout The Whiskers' self-titled record.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sing Again by Chris Walla

A bouncing beat and playful arrangement makes Sing Again delightful alt-pop.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Bite Down by Lonbobby

Lonbobby brings creepy auto-tune vocals and a dark groove with his Bite Down.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Rattling Cage by Forest Swords

Gorilla vs. Bear calls Rattling Cage a "daunting, spectral psych-dub death march". It is unusual, complex, dark.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Helio Intro by Atlas Sound

This stuttering melodic loop is a warm Helio Intro.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Iron by Woodkid

Aurgasm: "With booming drums, powerful brass, and fluttering woodwinds, the uncomplicated title track to his premier EP Iron (accompanied by an eery and equally beautiful video) makes you feel like you’ve entered an epic battle from which there is no turning back."

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Art Bomb by ADD

This Art Bomb is a simple, vocals front pop rock song.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

TheHudsuckerwon by That Crooner From Nowhere

The Hudsucker enters the Cumming Soon EP with dramatic flair in TheHudsuckerwon.

Also in vorbis

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Kungen by Love Is All

Kungen is exhilarating, energetic rock perfection.

Monday, October 6, 2014

September by Balance Lost

Balance Lost rumbles through some rough punk choruses in September, then slows for the melodic refrain "So many love songs, never been in love."