Ladies and Gentlemen….. THE STROKES!!!!The Strokes – Under Cover of Darkness
One half of your favorite blogger’s favorite Danish R&B duo Quadron, Coco O. appears solo here on the track for “Sleep”. Coco’s got some of the best, most emotive pipes in the business; just the texture and feeling she’s able infuse into each note. Do the opposite of what the song says. Don’t sleep. Get into it!Coco O. – Sleep
Fenech-Soler are coming to America! Oh yeah! At least a new four-song EP titled “Demons” is. Seriously, dudes, we need U.S. dates. As well as the title track, the “Demons” EP packs b3sci’s #7 track of 2009 “Lies”, new tune “Stone Bridge”, and this vibed out smooth rendition of “Demons”. Featuring spare electronic percussion, subtle synths, and the supremely toned Fender Rhodes, the track floats the full-length of its 3 minutes+ duration.
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Fenech-Soler – Demons (White Version)
Just when you thought “You’ve Got the Love” was done, that it couldn’t possibly be remixed again…. Enter this heater by 19-yr old Leeds UK producer Jaggz. We’re into it. Jaggz flips the mix souping it up with monstrous colossal synths and pulsing floor-filling beats. p.s. Most definitely check out Jaggz’ Soundcloud, wall-to-wall bangers.Florence & the Machine – You’ve Got the Love (Jaggz Ibiza House Bootleg)
“Reasons”, premiered here from Saint Saviour’s new Anatomy EP, is the sort of full stop, the sort of punctuation you’d place at the pauses and spaces in between full segments of life or the smallest succession of moments. The tune carried by Saint Saviour’s powerhouse vocal comes in like a rush, resolves through the most beautiful chorus melody, breathes out a final flourish in the song’s haunting uplifting close. “Reasons” feels incorporeal, like somewhere else, like time stopped, like those most temporary, most lucid moments.
Catch the former Groove Armada frontwoman on tour this month with electrorock act Hurts and at her co-headline date with another b3sci fav Clare Maguire at London’s Borderline this Friday. You most certainly won’t be disappointed.
Reasons by SaintSaviourSaint Saviour – Birdsong
The Pit go in on the #1 song in America; dialing up the song’s harmony tracks, doing some killer inversions with the beats and claps, topping it all off with some most excellent countermelodies in the synth lines. Bruno Mars, Passion Pit, b3sci 2011, hands in the air.Bruno Mars – Grenade (Passion Pit Remix)
Hello Seahorse! come to us straight outta Mexico City. The trio packs such a cool interesting variety of sounds into the track for “7 Dias”. The rattle of the bass, the scratch of the synth, the flourishes of electronica-tinged counter-rhythm, and most definitely the beautiful airy floating vocals of frontwoman Denise Gutierrez.Hello Seahorse! – 7 Dias
The Holidays are the talk of the Oz music press. Equal parts sunshine, vibes, and smooth rhythms, the band builds on the oft-plundered sound of the shoegaze forefathers adding a pop sensibility and tunefulness that separates them from their other hard chilling peers. “Broken Bones” is our choice record from their Post Paradise LP from last year. Get into it below.The Holidays – Broken Bones via circle square triangle
This song couldn’t feel any better for a beautiful day’s cruise… anywhere. The vibe is light and jaunty in all the right ways. “Beautiful Trash” comes from New Zealand born, Australian producer, Lance Ferguson best known for his guitar work with The Bamboos. With a tasteful touch from the talented multi-instrumentalist Megan Washington, it’s the perfect preview to the forthcoming Her 12 Faces LP which drops official on March 7th.
The Streets computers and blues video Mike Skinner shows off his true genius with the debut of a “chooseyour own adventure” style YouTube video. Based off The Streets final album Computers and Blues (due out February 7), the video includes superb music with a story that shows how idle hands are the Devil’s playground, karma really can be a bitch, and making breakfast for your neighbors may result in a kickass acoustic guitar/vocal duet; this is one of the most impressive things I’ve seen in a long time.
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