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MONA – Listen To Your Love

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“Listen To Your Love” is new from little known Nashville collective MONA. it also happpens to be one of our favorite ways to spend 3 minutes and 20 seconds as of late. an unsigned band, they have 3 songs (one a demo) available to hear on their MySpace, and all we can think of is really big ass bands, you know like Bono shit (trust us – check that demo) or that one brothers and cousin thing something Leon. either way, blahstradamus is wiggin out right now.. pressed recently via Rough Trade, “Listen To Your Love” hit shelves with a limited run of just 300. needless to say we didn’t get one, but we want one, and if you want to give us yours… we are happy to oblige.

MONA – Listen To Your Love

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09-30-10

Florence + the Machine – You’ve Got the Love (Theophilus London xx Reflip) / Quadron – Baby Be Mine (Michael Jackson Cover) / James Blake – Limit to Your Love (Feist Cover)

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coming at you today with a killer smooth out mix c/o a couple killer covers and a dope you’ve got the love reflip.

Florence + the Machine – You’ve Got the Love (Theophilus London xx Reflip)

the ubiquitous mr london re-flips the jamie xx flo machine remix from last year. to quote the gospel according to blink 182, i’m feeling this

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Quadron – Baby Be Mine (Michael Jackson Cover)

quadron are so over w us at this juncture that it seems almost unfair to the rest of the game that they continue to drop ridiculous records like this. this cover of the off the wall ballad is capital a amazing.

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James Blake – Limit to Your Love (Feist Cover)

atmosphere muthafuckas! you can literally feel the heaviness of the air on the recording just bleed through headphones. yes!

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09-29-10

The xx – VCR (Four Tet Remix) / Corinne Bailey Rae – Is This Love (Bob Marley Cover) / Drake – Fancy (Remix) (Feat. Mary J. Blige and Swizz Beatz)

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here at blahblahblahscience, yes, c is for cookie, no doubt. but j is for jams! and, yes, we’ve got a brand new swath of fresh jams to fuck your shit up. here goes!

The xx – VCR (Four Tet Remix)

two b3sci favs link up for this four tet remix of the xx. this mix of vcr is top notch, classy, patron shit.

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Corinne Bailey Rae – Is This Love (Bob Marley Cover)

our uk homegirl corinne is back on her b.s. with this cover of is this love. ms. rae straight arethas the bob marley classic giving it a extra bit of that easy buttery soul.

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Drake – Fancy (Remix) (Feat. Mary J. Blige and Swizz Beatz)

drake and mjb make good on their vma collab and cut this official remix to the thank me later jam.

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09-28-10

B3SCI EXCLUSIVE: Ticket Giveaway – Pavement / Sonic Youth @ Hollywood Bowl, This Thursday, Sep 30

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If that headline got you as psyched as we are for this show, then you, my friend, are in the right place. Two of the coolest bands in history are headlining the Hollywood Bowl THIS THURSDAY and YOU, blahblahblahscience reader, have the shot at two free passes! Yeah! Just be the first rock and roller to tell us whether Stephen Malkmus or Thurston Moore has the better hair and the tickets are yours. Its that simple! We do have a definite opinion on this matter, but here at b3sci, we are gentlemen and never tell.

If you don’t win this giveway, keep cool, fool, you can still score some tickets here. get it girl!

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09-28-10

The Besnard Lakes – I’ve Got a Feeling (Beatles Cover) / The Temper Trap – Drum Song (BRETONlabs Remix) (Feat. Kate Tempest) / Mickey Factz – Paradise (Remix) (Feat. Fat Joe and Bun B)

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omg jams! besnard lakes! temper trap! mickey factz! its raining jams! hallelujah!

The Besnard Lakes – I’ve Got a Feeling (Beatles Cover)
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The Temper Trap – Drum Song (BRETONlabs Remix) (Feat. Kate Tempest)
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Mickey Factz – Paradise (Remix) (Feat. Fat Joe and Bun B)
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09-27-10

Phantogram Live @ Paradise, Boston 09/22/10

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Holy shit, when I first heard Phantogram’s debut LP “Eyelid Movies”. Holy shit! Holy shit! I was basically inconsolable, “This record is amazing!” “Have you heard this shit?” “Its got so much crazy amazing complementary sounds on it.” That shit went on for at least a couple weeks, as I was so ridiculously into this record. It was like hearing Interpol for the first time when I was 18 or Pink Floyd when I was 12 or the fucking Cleveland Orchestra doing the Missa Solemnis for the first time. I was like, finally, fucking finally, someone’s put together all these diverse, yet complementary sounds together, all these sounds that I fucking love. Suffice to say, when Phantogram landed in Boston for a show at the Paradise, shit. was. on.

Typically performing as the duo of vocals/keys/electronics/moves Sarah Barthel and guitars/vocals/electronics/moves Josh Carter, this gig at Paradise was Phantogram’s first performance as a three piece, adding a live drummer to the group. The performance itself was not without complication, there were some technical onstage problems between the band and their new drummer, the band and their equipment, the equipment and their venue, but that aside, Phantogram’s concise approx. 45 minute set was for the most part fucking great.

Phantogram opened with As Far As I Can See, Sarah and Josh moving about the stage to the pulse of strobe lights (think something out of the How Soon Is Now video). The band were fucking loud. It was phenomenal. The sound literally shook up, rattled, took the room clear over. Hearing that song, and others, live for the first time made me feel something similar to when I first started spinning the record, just all these exceptional feelings, all at once. And the live drummer really gave the songs something heavier, something more visceral, something that just pushed at you, at your core, pushed you to feel the songs that much more.

Apologizing for the scores of onstage technical problems, Josh made a parting affirmation to the audience, “Boston, next time, we promise, we will blow your fucking socks off.”
No fucking doubt.

Phantogram’s Eyelid Movies LP is out now on Barsuk.

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The Smiths – How Soon Is Now

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09-26-10

Boys – Gossip (Demo)

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when we first heard denver’s boys, we were straight up blown away. finally, a band that fucking gets it. we listen to a lot of music, a ton. and sometimes when you hear something, something new, something this awesome, you sort of have one of those ridiculous musical discovery type moments. where shit just sort of stops and you’re something like “wow, what the fuck is this. this is fucking incredible!” anyone’s who listens to music has them. its sort of why i listen to music in the first place. those moments are the fucking best. and listening to boys for the first time felt like that. this is a just a demo and the recording isn’t perfect, but, for real, try it for yourself, check the demo below for gossip

Boys – Gossip (Demo)

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09-26-10

THROWBACK SATURDAYS: Aaliyah – Are You That Somebody?

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baby girl, i’m the man from CLE. the best song off the soundtrack to an eddie murphy film ever. CLASSIC JAM!

Aaliyah – Are You That Somebody?

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09-25-10

Aloe Blacc x2

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a couple ill tracks coming at you c/o aloe blacc. you make me smile makes us smile. ear to ear! here’s us EARsssssssmmmmmmmmiiiiiiiiiillllllllleeeeeeeeeeEAR. the track is off aloe’s dope as fuck stones throw release good things, which is absolutely killer. do your ears the favor and cop that shit A.S.A.P. also we got this dope miguel atwood-ferguson collab deliver the world. the collab features aloe rhyming on top of atwood-ferguson’s live jazz ensemble. the result is something truly amazing/inspirational. so much cool shit going on in the track, a truly fitting tribute to the tune’s dedicated, keith elam, a.k.a. the late guru of gang starr.

Aloe Blacc – You Make Me Smile by stonesthrow

Miguel-Atwood Ferguson – Deliver the World (Feat. Aloe Blacc)

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09-24-10

Fran Healy – Sing Me to Sleep (Feat. Neko Case) / Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Atlas Hands / Foals – Blue Blood

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hola, mi amigos! yes its true! we’ve got the new fran healy jam! and shit is spotless. that you could fry an egg on top it spotless shit. the track features b3sci fav neko case. and is no doubt one of our fav tracks of 2010. go! also today! new tracks from benjamin francis leftwich, (he gives us the atlas hands, we give him the that’s a dope song hands) and foals (foals continuing their world beating streak of nonstop jams). tunes follow below. get low fran!

Fran Healy – Sing Me to Sleep (Feat. Neko Case)
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Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Atlas Hands
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Foals – Blue Blood
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09-24-10

The Phenomenal Handclap Band – Baby (Architeq Dub) / Colin Munroe – Bulletproof Monster (Feat. Nicki Minaj & La Roux) / Viva La Hova – Falling in Shadows (Prod. 6th Sense)

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some straight gilles peterson shit. we can’t front on this architeq re-touch of the 09 interwebs smash. get into it!

The Phenomenal Handclap Band – Baby (Architeq Dub)

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here’s a couple bonus joints c/o two cool dudes colin munroe and terry urban.

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Colin Munroe – Bulletproof Monster (Feat. Nicki Minaj & La Roux)

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Viva La Hova – Falling in Shadows (Prod. 6th Sense)

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09-23-10

B3SCI EXCLUSIVE: Ticket Giveaway! Beach House/Vampire Weekend @ Hollywood Bowl, This Sunday, Sep 26

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b3sci hood fam! check it out! two powerhouse forces of indie rock and roll collide this sunday @ the hollywood bowl! in one corner, hed kandi aficionados beach house and in the other sharp-dressed guitar combo vampire weekend! are you psyched yet? we are! lets hear it! YEAHHHHHHHHHH! bet we could get you even more psyched! how does 2 free tickets sound? pickin up what we’re puttin down? be the first rock and roll beatnik to hit our email and the tickets are yours. its that simple! now if you don’t win this contest, you might find yourself a bit bummed. but no need to feel down charlie brown, you can lace yourself up with some tickets here. and be on the lookout for an upcoming giveaway to the sep 30 sonic youth/pavement show @ the bowl!

Sunday Sep 26: Vampire Weekend/Beach House/The Very Best
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Thursday Sep 30: Pavement/Sonic Youth/No Age
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09-23-10