I was glad to see fewer entries this week, from a review writing standpoint!
BLT f/Yours Truly - My first collaboration, although I didn't write any of it. Rough around the edges, I think that's part of what drives the song:it doesn't feel like an imitation of anything, but rather true to itself. Long for Songfight, it doesn't feel it to me as it drives so well. Good mood and lyrics, perfect voice for this too.
Chonchi Station and Power Converters - There are some pleasant tones here, just not neccessarily tied to pleasant notes. Is it burnout time at the Elk's club or trying too hard to be silly?
Gigavolt Soundmachine - I like the melody and half-step business. It made me think of the DEVO Corporate Anthem, although it sounds nothing like it. It warms as it goes but feels as though it ends abruptly.
Jimmy Jet And His TV Set - Sounds like a clean scratch pad. Voice and instruments sound nice, tone-wise, but don't always gel well. Lacking the snap of a rhythm track. Some good ideas left in the cold!
Klownhole f/Wages and Jeff Robertson - Slow spiral into Hell. MR. Wages sounds good here, if a little short in consistency. Mr. Robertson could stand a little taller, but there's such a huge wall of sound, that I understand not being pushed out front. I like the overall mood.
Luke Henley - Nice twisted folk song with good melodies. The lyrics are very good, which they'd have to be to get away with the subject. Snappy tempo and delivery help this much. Good one.
MCFrontalot f/Bradsucks - Great bass groove and clear production. Smart and articulate vocals keep the song from feeling long, some good lines too. I like the hi-hat although it's too up in the mix.
Melvin - Nice beddy time intro. Good melodies, I prefer the open verses here. Good bridge, it sounds inspired by TMK, w/o ripping him off. Some nice lyrics too.
Ninja Bachelors - I like the easy-going feel and melody, the voice sounds familiar from Songfight, although I wonder if it's your natural one. The 'doo-bahs' are good...to a point.
Octothorpe - Wobbley, the rhythm guitar and voice carry this the best as they try and lead the rhythm section along. Some good lyrics and delivery, plus the live sounding recording work well. A little more together and this would be tops, as it still manages to carry a pleasant and upbeat vibe that slips on comfortably.
Our Dog - Some good riff ideas, if a bit unfocused. Bass would tighten this up some. I've done vocals similar to these (!) but I can't understand them well. (thanks for posted lyrics) Pick the best riffs, tighten up and go!
Paco - Further evidence as to why I should not step up to the mic.
Quesadilla Explosion - Red Hot Chile Cake. Fun and energetic song lacking a strong hook. Very well played and produced, the energy is right but the song doesn't stick after it is done. Again, super playing.
Several Thousand Dollars In Motion - I like the sound of the vocal although it's all over the place. There's a nice feel to this song, uplifting or something, non-threatening. I agree with the previous tambourine comments. Sounds nice, but bring it way back in the mix as it is taking away from the overall goodness going on here.
Shambles Square - Austrailian Ian Drury doing disco. Fun, with some good pee-pee lines. The back ground vocals are good as they help add a bit of warmth. A way gonzo bridge might've been fun here and help push this closer to immortality.
TMK - Is it worth more than six votes?
Sweet chimey guitars are lovely. I like when the beat has a bit of the get up and go in it. Your voice is a pleasure for me although it sounds strained a bit here at times. Hints of darkness then back into the light. I so enjoy the evolution within your songs.
Wages - Good straight forward progression and vocal lines although a couple lines are off. I like the gait of this and the rhtyhm guitar sound. Leads are shakey. Feels a bit rushed or demo-like at the end.
Zipline - I, of all people, should not make vocal comments here. So. Another excellent jam that takes off with the drums and guitar trading places for who's leading. Bass is fine, just feels like more of an accompaniment. Together, it all takes off and soars with a good, serious, but not deadly serious, tone. Understanding that this is a jam, a change would be cool, making the main parts soar upon their return. Better and better, you guys!
It's early, but I will not vote for myself. I could, however, vote for the song I guested on as I thought that that one was very complete, overall. Thanks for the tunes everybody!