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Valley Highway
Your Band Name

This is formed from your band name (not including "the"), all lower case, with no spaces, an underscore, and an acronym of the title (or in the case of one word titles, the title), followed, of course, by a period and the file extension "mp3". MP3's only! We do not post .m4a or other file types. More info in the faq.

You wouldn't think we would need to say this, but use the actual title as shown and your actual band name, kapeesh?

Here's how it works. Click the names to listen, then check the boxes next to your favorites to vote for as many as you like, but at least two. Check all the good ones, don't check any of the bad ones, then press the vote! button to register all of your votes at once. One round of voting per fight per customer, please.
how it works
Song Fight! is a free online songwriting competition.
We provide a title, you write a new song for the title and email us an MP3 by the deadline. We post the songs, listeners vote for a winner. There is no prize. See the FAQ for full details.
next week's fight
Valley Highway
Due: Tuesday, 07/23/24 9:59am PDT

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last week's fight
From Outer Space
The Mellfire Trifecta manage to barely defend the Earth against the out of this world sounds of WreckdoM.
fight anniversaries
winner: Berkeley Social Scene
winner: Paco del Stinko
They Meet
winner: Todd McHatton
winner: Redcar
Keep In Touch
winner: Future Boy
Under The Horse
winner: Wisenheimer
song news
Song Fight! Live IRL Returns!!
Our pre-pandemic annual tradition of gathering in person for two nights of rocking out is returning this year! The amazing Leah (aka Charm Offensive and ADD's other half) has booked the Buntport Theater in Denver, Colorado, USA, for the nights of Friday, July 19th, and Saturday, July 20th. Come join the fun for a weekend of hanging out and playing music with a bunch of great folks. It's a great time for old timers and newcomers alike.
Moss Palace wins Nur Ein XIX!
In a photo finish over fellow finalist Balance Lost, Moss Palace emerged as the winners of Nur Ein XIX! A fun time was had by all and many many songs were made. You can check them all out at the Nur Ein site. Now we wait for Nur Ein XX next year!
Moody Vermin release debut album Influence
This collection of progressive rock from Evermind, Roymond, and mo engages with both the ideas of “influence” within our current popular culture and their key progressive rock influences. For fans of King Crimson, Rush, Tool, Pink Floyd, NIN, Genesis, etc. On streaming and Bandcamp. (With a couple of new, previously unreleased tracks!)
mzmo releases debut solo album deathflower
Bursting with high energy fuzz-rock and glitchy noises, mo releases his first (possibly only) solo album of songs about how’s he’s bad at personal relationships, including collaborations with Andres Coca Lopez, Huan-Hua Chye, and Evermind. On streaming and Bandcamp!
Yaks of the Industry drop their second album: Elks of the Economy
Remastered versions of the songs from their Nur Ein 2022 run for velvetier fur, sleeker silhouette, and curvier horns. Are they Yaks? Or Elks? Whichever member of the Bovidae family, these modern pop classics from JB, Future Boy, Ken, mo, and Lunkhead will get you bouncing and/or gazing off into a melancholy distance whether streaming or on Bandcamp.
New Heuristics Inc. album!
Heuristics Inc. released a new album recently on BandCamp. The songs were all made during February Album Writing Month (FAWM) using drum tracks or other stems from another FAWMer (zecoop).
New Pigfarmer Jr album!
Pigfarmer Jr's new album is on many streaming platforms and on BandCamp! It contains a few Song Fight! (and adjacent) songs including "Better Days" and "Miss Lovely Eyes" as well as a bunch of songs from FAWM 2021. (Mental health warning: It consists of songs written during his mother's illness and about her passing.)
New miscellaneous owl album!
Songfighter and Nur Ein champion owl (miscellaneous owl, Vowl Sounds, Crown Shy) has just released an album of her FAWM 2024 songs titled “you are the light that casts a shadow” on Bandcamp!
New Sockpuppet album!
Sockpuppet has a new album out, a bunch of instrumental pieces made for games and videos. Accordingly, it’s called “Instrumental.” It’s available for preorder at Bandcamp and!
The Mellfire Trifecta releases new album
The Mellfire Trifectra announces the release of "Gather Round", the band's second album. You can find it on BandCamp now and on other platforms on December 9th. Half of the songs were originally Song Fight! entries that have since been remixed and remastered. Check it out!
Rest in peace, Blue Lang
Blue Lang, a pillar of the Song Fight community in the '00s, passed away recently. Share your memories here, pay tribute here, and check out the songs for the inaugural "sonofgearfight". We'll miss you, Blue!
Final Seth Gibbs (aka "Brother Machine") Album
The final works of the incredible Seth Gibbs, old school Song Fighter under the name "Brother Machine" among many others, has been released and you can find "We Are All Connected" on BandCamp. Rest in peace, Seth, you are sorely missed.
COVID-19 Global Pandemic
Please stay safe and stay healthy out there. Song love!
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