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The Japanese Popstars – Shells Of Silver (Feat. James Vincent Mcmorrow)

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It’s an all-Irish affair as The Japanese Popstars link up w b3sci fav James Vincent McMorrow on a sweet new electro-y track. McMorrow’s syrupy croon frames the vibed-out heavily synth-layered track. Into it.

The Japanese Popstars – Shells Of Silver (Feat. James Vincent Mcmorrow)

The Japanese Popstars: (Official) (Twitter) (Free Mixtape)

Rating: 8.4
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06-13-11

B3SCI GIVEAWAY: Florence + The Machine Vinyl!!

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Our girl Florence will be rolling through Los Angeles for a two show stand at The Greek Theatre this Monday and Tuesday (6/13 and 6/14). To celebrate the occasion, its truly an occasion as we’ve seen Florence live twice now and she ripped both performances, we are giving away Vinyl LP of Florence’s breakthrough debut Lungs to one lucky reader. Hit our mailbox with why you should win this tasty prize. We’ll select a winner after Midnight Pacific on Sunday.

You can pick up tickets to the LA shows or any other show on Flo’s tour HERE
And you can buy Lungs HERE or HERE

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Dates for Florence + the Machine’s Summer Tour:

6/10 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
6/12 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre*
6/13 – Los Angeles – Greek Theatre*
6/14 – Los Angeles – Greek Theatre*
6/17 – Minneapolis – Weesner Ampitheater ^
6/18 – Chicago – Aragon Ballroom ^
6/20 – Philadelphia – Festival Pier #
6/22 – Baltimore – M&T Bank Stadium w/ U2
6/23 – Boston – Bank of America Pavilion #
6/24 – New York City – Good Morning America @ Rumsey Playfield +
6/24 – New York City – Summerstage #
6/26 – East Lansing, MI – Spartan Stadium w/ U2
6/29 – Miami – Sun Life Stadium w/ U2
6/30 – Orlando – Hard Rock Live ^
7/01 – Atlanta – Fox Theater ^
7/02 – Nashville – Vanderbilt Stadium w/ U2
7/04 – Indianapolis – The Lawn at White River State Park ^
7/05 – St. Louis – The Pageant ^
7/06 – Milwaukee – Marcus Ampitheater w/ The Black Keys

* w/ Hanni El Khatib and Twin Shadow
^ w/ Hanni El Khatib
# w/ Twin Shadow

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06-10-11

The High Drops – Street Girl

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Some more High Drops for your ears. From our inbox to your speakers. We are loving the shit out of this band.

The High Drops – Street Girl

The High Drops: (Myspace) (Facebook)

Rating: 8.2

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06-10-11

Zoo Kid – Broke

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Here you go! Zoo Kid. East London. 2011. Banger.

Zoo Kid – Broke

Zoo Kid: (Official) (Bandcamp) (Facebook)

Rating: 8.4

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06-10-11

RAVE’S FAVES: Ida Maria – I Eat Boys Like You for Breakfast

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The song title alone almost qualifies this track as “Rave’s Fave” but the fact is that I like this one about as much as past-fave “Bad Karma”. Ida, of course, graced us with “I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked” a few years ago. I love a girl that’s sassy and funny, and who blows it up onstage. This Norwegian will be gracing California with live shows later this month, so check her intense live show if you happen to be in SF or Southern Cali. Contributed by Bruce Rave

Ida Maria – I Eat Boys Like You For Breakfast

Ida Maria: (Official) (Twitter)

Catch Bruce on Moheak Radio Fridays 1-3pm PST

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06-10-11

OUTFIT – Every Night I Dress Up As You / Firemen Don’t Fly

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The gentle soul of Arthur Lee reincarnates on “Every Night I Dress Up As You”, debut banger by Liverpudlian five piece Outfit. The drummer’s a producer according to their abeano.com interview, so the polished sound is their autonomous product as opposed to an iron fist ruling behind the curtain. Androgynous song title + related band name = interest generated! Another track, “Killer”, is almost more impressive since it’s a deep cut as opposed to a single, the kind of track that really fantastic bands use for filler, which makes me think they can write an album as good as Heaven up Here in a year or two. Outfit’s present anonymity allows us to more fully appreciate their ability to make creative dynamism appear effortless. Take “Firemen Don’t Fly” for example. Well done lads – I’m expecting something really proper next! – by Chris Gedos

OUTFIT – Every Night I Dress Up As You

OUTFIT – Firemen Don’t Fly

Outfit: (Official)

Rating: 8.9

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06-09-11

Martin Solveig – The Night Out

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One of the first jams I immediately went for the repeat button on in a couple weeks. Our buddies at SKOA just called “hit” on this new Martin Solveig track. We are seconding. “The Night Out” is big. UK Top 40 big. And likely one of Summer 2011’s most remixed tracks. Stay tuned.

Martin Solveig – The Night Out

Martin Solveig: (Official) (Myspace) (Facebook)

Rating: 8.5

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06-09-11

Wretch 32 – Don’t Go (Feat. Josh Kumra)

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Wretch’s latest got the “Hottest Record in the World” treatment from Zane Lowe on his Radio 1 show today. “Don’t Go” features the London MC giving it to you real on pulsing yet smooth, laid back beat. Josh Kumra chips in with some Chris Martin-esque vocal stylings on the hook. Check it below.

Wretch 32 – Don’t Go (Feat. Josh Kumra)

Wretch 32: (Myspace) (Twitter) (Official)

Rating: 8.3

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06-09-11

Cee-Lo Green – Baby I Don’t Care (Buddy Holly Cover)

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The latest from Rave On the big Buddy Holly covers project. Following joints by The Black Keys, Florence and the Machine, and My Morning Jacket, here’s everybody’s favorite red & black-adorned Voice judge. We love it. You love it. But what would Xtina A. think? We know Blake Shelton’s feeling it. Argggggghhhh

Cee-Lo Green – Baby I Don’t Care (Buddy Holly Cover)

Cee-Lo Green: (Official) (Myspace) (Facebook)

Rating: 8.5

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06-09-11

Cults – Rave On

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Album closer on Cults’ self-titled debut. Word to our buddy Bruce.

Cults – Rave On

Cults: (Official) (Bandcamp)

Rating: 8.0

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06-08-11

SBTRKT – Something Goes Right (Feat. Sampha)

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Brand new SBTRKT c/o Gilles Peterson. Possible next single??

SBTRKT – Something Goes Right (Feat. Sampha)

SBTRKT: (Myspace) (Official) (Soundcloud)

Rating: 7.8

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06-08-11

Dashius Clay – Pump It Up (Just Dance)

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Ahhh wah, make my day.

Dashius Clay – Pump It Up (Just Dance)

Dashius Clay: (Official) (Myspace) (Twitter)

Rating: 7.9

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06-08-11