THROWBACK SATURDAYS: The Stills – Of Montreal


“Of Montreal” is a favorite track from one of our choice albums of 2003. if you haven’t yet, get your hands on a copy of The Stills Logic Will Break Your Heart. an aughts indie rock must-have in our books.

[Download] The Stills – Of Montreal

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The Twilight Sad – The Wrong Car / Quadron – Slippin (Natural Self Remix) / PS I Love You – Facelove


The Twilight Sad are back! “the Wrong Car” is the lead and title track previewed from their new EP, expected September 27 via Fat Cat Records. their sound? we would describe as the feel/dynamic of expansion/unfurling vs. collapse/narrowing/dwindling. we absolutely love it.

[Download] The Twilight Sad – The Wrong Car

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UK’s Natural Self touch up the soulful and irresistibly melodic gem from Quadron‘s self-titled debut.

[Download] Quadron – Slippin (Natural Self Remix)

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“Facelove” the once B-side to last year’s single “Diamond Rings” will also find itself on the group’s debut full-length, Meet Me at the Muster Station, due October 5 from Paper Bag Records. this track is guitar crazy done right, like almost everything ever glorious about alt-rock tones all in one take. it’s a big claim… but it is a pretty big song.

[Download] PS I Love You – Facelove

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Tinashe – Saved (Bombay Bicycle Club Remix) / Shlohmo – Naps / The Count and Sinden – After Dark (Feat. Mystery Jets)


Bombay Bicycle Club give some love to the new single and title track from Tinashe‘s forthcoming Saved LP. bbc help make this tune go from cool to killer… GET FAMILIAR!

[Download] Tinashe – Saved ( Bombay Bicycle Club Remix)

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a favorite cut from Shlohmo’s new Camping EP. goes places.

[Download] Shlohmo – Naps

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UK-based The Count and Sinden call up Mystery Jets for “After Dark” from the forthcoming Mega Mega Mega LP. track gets you moving, not too mention it’s catchy as hell…

[Download] The Count and Sinden – After Dark (Feat. Mystery Jets)

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Mayer Hawthorne – I Need You (Prod. by Nottz)


Mayer Hawthorne hooks up with producer Nottz for a slick new take on the Otis Leavill classic “I Need You”. the track will be issued as a 12-inch along with Freegums etching on August 17 via Stones Throw. audio snippet comes via Pilots Cabin and their look at the summer 2010 Primitive collection (video below).

Mayer Hawthorne appears live in LA, August 22 as part of Silverlake’s Sunset Junction street fair. see you there…

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rating: 8.8

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E-Train – Never Love You (Feat. Young General and Kilo)


from the heart of Chicago, on the rise and LA based MC, E-Train teams up with Young General and Kilo for “Never Love You”. track is straight up SICK!! the single drops today via Interscope and his full-length Wrath of Roxane is in the works… GET INTO IT!!

[Download] E-Train – Never Love You (Feat. Young General and Kilo)

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rating: 8.3

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Slum Village – Scheming / Local Natives – Who Knows Who Cares (Breton Remix) / Freddie Gibbs – Oil Money Ft. Dan Auerbach


Detroit’s once Dilla cast, Slum Village, teams up with Posdnuous from De La Soul, Phife, and deckwork from Young RJ for “Scheming”. joint is hot, previewed from Villa Manifesto dropping this week..

[Download] Slum Village – Scheming (Feat. J Dilla, Posdnuous (De La Soul) and Phife) (Prod. Young RJ)

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up and coming UK diy wiz kids BRETON put their touch on the Local Natives staple off Gorilla Manner.

[Download] Local Natives – Who Knows Who Cares (bretonLABS Remix)

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a str8killer line-up of Cleveland all-stars unite to give the finger to the oil industry… str8killa August 3rd!

[Download] Freddie Gibbs – Oil Money (Feat. Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys), Chuck Inglish, Chip Tha Ripper & Bun B)


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Little Stevie Wonder – Fingertips (Part 2)


“Part 2” is the flipside to the number one 1963 live single “Fingertips,” featuring a young Stevie Wonder and the great Marvin Gaye banging away on the skins. tracked on-the-spot at the Regal Theater in Chicago, this take is improv done right. someone in the band is yelling “what key?” not too mention random licks of ‘marry had a little lamb’. and it still sounds this good! you know something special was going down. take notes.

[Download] Little Stevie Wonder – Fingertips (Part 2)

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Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)

“Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” is previewed from Arcade Fire’s new album The Suburbs, expected August 2 via Merge. word on the streets is that this record has gotten out of its cage… but we say do yourself a kindness, take this track as yet another taste of what’s to come, and get the whole thing once it’s ready. why? well to begin with, not only does it not disappoint as the next chapter in the the musical take of one of the most relevant bands of the last 10 years, but it also comes packing some killer collective artwork (see above). we dig.

Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)

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speaking of cages, a fave from the fire…

rating: 8.4

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B3SCI EXCLUSIVE: Ticket Give Away – This Sunday July, 25th with Jimmy Cliff at the Hollywood Bowl


come get your weed-on this Sunday evening and chillax under the stars with the sweet and soulful nectar of classic Reggae music at the Hollywood Bowl, with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Reggae roots legend Jimmy Cliff! now if that sounds pretty cool to you, don’t be alarmed – that’s because it is. and B3SCI has got a pair of tickets to give away with your name written all over them!!! just drop us a line and be first to tell us you want them. simple as that.

if you don’t score the tix from this us time around, you can still get your paws on some here. also be sure to check out these other happenings at Hollywood Bowl this summer and stay tuned to B3SCI for more special giveaways:

August 29: Chemical Brothers/Chromeo/Yacht

Sept. 18th: Phoenix/Grizzly Bear/Girls

Sept. 19th: Viva Mexico!

Sept. 26th: Vampire Weekend/Beach House/The Very Best

Sept. 30: Pavement/Sonic Youth/No Age

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Ski Beatz – Cream of the Planet (Feat. Mos Def)


ski hooks up with mos for another sick collab. great summer feel on the beat. and mos is as on his game as ever.

[Download] Ski Beatz – Cream of the Planet (Feat. Mos Def)

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rating: 8.8


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Freddie Joachim – Transistors / Mount Kimbie – Would Know / Dylan LeBlanc – If Time Was For Wasting


more awesome music from freddie joachim. freddie’s “midway” LP (its dope as hell) just dropped a few days ago. get familiar here.

[Download] Freddie Joachim – Transistors


“would know” is off mount kimbie’s debut album, ‘crooks & lovers’ out now on hotflush recordings. the kimbie clan will be in the states for a short tour in september!

[Download] Mount Kimbie – Would Know

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check out “if time was for wasting” new from louisiana singer-songwriter dylan leblanc

[Download] Dylan LeBlanc – If Time Was for Wasting

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Amanda Palmer – Idioteque (Radiohead Cover)


how is it tuned? amanda palmer gives the “kid a” jam a tropical islands vibe. aloha oy, we’re not scaremongering! amanda palmer’s radiohead covers EP is out today! check it here

Amanda Palmer – Idioteque (Radiohead Cover)

rating: 8.2


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