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Mary Miller – I Found Heaven

A potent and new force blown forth from the land of Liverpudlia “I Found Heaven” new from Mary Miller is one great refreshing idea after another. Our favorite bit is that break at 1:39 with the horns and the choral voices and samples are cascading down like some sort of primal set of gears. A++.

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06-22-18

JMSN – Talk Is Cheap

JMSN streams “Talk Is Cheap” from forthcoming Velvet project. We’re very much behind this one. “Talk Is Cheap” is a a mid-tempo minor-keyed jammer 70’s soul/ W Coast hip-hop flavored little number delivered just in time for the maddest weeks of summer.

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06-22-18

Kelechi – Bag (Feat. Phay)

Q: Who’s in the bag? A: Kelechi. The Atlanta artist tees-up a headnodder/earworm that we can’t stop spinning at B3.

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06-13-18

THEY. – Pops

Mind of a Genius crew THEY. stream strong acoustic guitar-driven new one “Pops”. S/o Warner Brothers for the full track Soundcloud stream.

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06-13-18

Agency – Exponents [EP]

The neo-soul duo Agency has put out “Exponents”, an EP full of experimental and meandering R&B. The fourth track off the release, “is there some other version of my story?,” is full of polyphonies that billow in and out of a brooding dissonance. With the fuzzy organ backing, there’s an undeniable Frank Ocean resemblance. And yet its sound is still fresh—not without its own center of gravity. Stream “Is There Some Other Version of My Story?” from “Exponents” below.

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06-13-18

Sirens of Lesbos – We’ll Be Fine

Sirens of Lesbos stream spacious reggae-tinged “We’ll Be Fine”, the Swiss act’s first new track online in three years.

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06-08-18

Kodiak Soul – The Lives We Choose

Up and coming Atlanta based producer, Kodiak Soul just dropped some chill downtempo jams that I’m loving. His second EP to date “The Lives We Choose” bridges the gaps between electronic and hip-hop in a tasteful, warm way that seems perfect for any occasion. From rainy afternoons to sunny beach days, throw on this eclectic electronic EP. Stream “High Spirits” excerpted here from “The Lives We Choose” below.

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06-08-18

Haich – Peak

The London producer Haich is back with another kaleidoscopic alt R&B single. In just 4 minutes, the artist layers a sophisticated microcosm of analog synths grinding against sampled vocal harmonies. A high pitched loop arpeggiates, giving voice to a kind of synthetic apprehension. “Peak” is dark, poignant, and gloriously dystopian.

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06-08-18

LAUREL – Lovesick

Our favorite track here at B3 over the last couple weeks is “Lovesick”, the new single from UK singer LAUREL, (so much so it’s the cover track of our Top 12 of the Week playlist for this week). “Lovesick” is a very good iteration of genre “visceral minor-keyed indie pop”, a genre that we obviously really deeply love. Look for “DOGVIOLET” forthcoming from LAUREL on August 24th from Counter Records.

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06-01-18

Hana Vu – Shallow

The Hana Vu hype train has long departed the station (co-signs from Pitchfork, Fader, etc) but the immensely talented Vu continues to top herself which each new release. “Shallow” is immediate and potent in a way that demands attention and is a huge step forward! We’re listening, you should be too.

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06-01-18

Caine Casket – Domino

Newcomer Caine Casket sets “Domino” to a space-driven instrumental framed up by delayed key stabs and a subtly kinetic bit of bass and snare. We’re into it.

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06-01-18

Milo Greene – Move

We’re digging the latest turn toward late 70’s pop influence in Milo Greene’s sound on “Move”, the lead single from forthcoming third album Adult Contemporary. The track itself is boosted by very sticky set of chorus hooks and cool tranche of minor-keyed instrumentation that will transport you pretty quickly to the Rumours tour bus circa 1977 (minus the coke and weird leather vests).

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06-01-18