Big news is on the way this Monday — our announcement of the finalists for WXPN’s  24 Hour Song Challenge. But this talented crop of 300+ contestants did not make it an easy decision. Today, we’ll focus on entries we loved by musicians with unconventional instrumentation, from  lively sound loops to atmospheric Omnichord dreamscapes to humming harmonium beds.

Check out a few entries we loved from that left-of-center school below, and be on the lookout for our next big announcements: the 24 Hour Song Challenge finalists will be revealed on Monday, June 24th, and the grand prize winner will be announced on Monday, July 1st.

Emily Drinker – “Everybody’s Rushing”

Emily Drinker

Zoe Lemon – “Tallest Girl At My Height”

Zoe Lemon

Jacob Norman Chainsaw-Arm – “Only Astronauts”

Jacob Norman Chainsaw-Arm