song fight! submission
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of course, by a period and the file extension "mp3". More 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.
Due: Friday, 08/22/14 9:59am pst optional challenge: LIVE PERFORMANCE
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Harsh Light of Day
The Chocolate Chips
do not melt away in the harsh light of day. No, no, no, they prosper!
winner: The Frontalittle Squad
Gin or Ginseng
winner: Brice Henry
winner: Carol Cleveland Sings
Song Fight! Live 2014
When: August 15 and 16 from 7 to 11 PM
Where: 7DL Studios
2008 8th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
THIS YEAR'S LIVE FIGHT IS ACOUSTIC ONLY.
So strip those arrangements down and don't think your songcraft is going to skate by on a mess of guitar effects and other shit. There will be a keyboard, but no drums or electric guitars allowed.
Post-Show Beer and Food is right next door at dunya
There are many other options in the area, this is called the 'U Street Corridor' and is very near the famous '9:30 Club'.
Rules have been published. See the board
or the official website
NUR EIN IX
Nur Ein IX is in the books, and it appears that Caravan Ray has won!For more on the final round, look over here.
From Sockpuppet: Radio Ready
Sockpuppet has released a new 7-song EP entitled Radio Ready. Pay what you want, or don't.
From Jim of Seattle
I never thought I would do an Album-a-Day project, but here it is, Jim of Seattle Christmas, started one night recently, finished the next evening. Nothin' fancy, just 26 Christmas songs made to sound the way Christmas has always sounded to me, crappy audio and record scratches and all. Available free on Bandcamp.
From Milton: Gameplay
This is an Album-A-Day project: all songs on it were conceived, written, recorded and produced within one 24-hour period. That being said, it's listenable. The album consists of seven songs with silly lyrics and ear-pleasing melodies, and five instrumentals, each of varying mood. Featuring three different Casio keyboards, a melodica and a stylophone, as well as a toy drum and a book used as a drum, this album is sure to please. It's available as a pay-as-you-wish download from bandcamp.
From The HATE Noise:
The HATE Noise has just released a first-ever 'official' album. This album has been planned since about 2008. Various other projects have constantly got in the way, and three abandoned albums later, here it finally is. It is available as a pay-as-you-wish download on my bandcamp page.
Mostly recorded on cassette 4-track, it's a 16-track collection (pared down from 40 potential songs) influenced equally by Guided By Voices, 60's surf music and The Cure. Oh, and Curtis Mayfield. I play everything from drums to clarinet, with a few guest appearances by The HATE Noise crew. Songfighters will recognize a few of these tracks for sure...RIYL: Getting high and crashing your car into a beachside cafe in the year 1985.
From Snappy & Floyd:
Art rap collective Snappy & Floyd have digitally released their debut full-length mixtape, Enter the Floyd, through their own labels Hay Ghey and Fresh New Hat, available via Bandcamp. It includes two SONG FIGHT! songs and two NUR EIN! songs. Not necessarily recommended for a single continuous listening. Conveniently divided into two acts, consistng of ten tracks each. Free download without the option to pay.
From Jim of Seattle:
The first ever and possibly only ever Jim of Seattle album is finally out and available for sale! "We Are All Famous" can now be purchased on Green Monkey Records, through CD Baby, physical mailing, download, etc.
The album contains 17 songs of wildly diverse styles. Half of these are Song Fight entries re-recorded or re-imagined. All in all it represents 30 years of songwriting history, though the albums was completely re-recorded this past year.
You can also listen to the entire thing for free here, guaranteed good.
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