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Luise Pop – Fast and Frightening (L7 Cover)

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Luise Pop is a four piece band out of Vienna, here the Austrian quartet dials in a reverb-soaked Cramps-esque take on 90’s band L7’s track “Fast and Frightening”. LP’s just released 2nd album Time Is a Habit is available now.

Luise Pop austria (Facebook)

Rating 8.0

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02-27-12

NEW MIX! B3SCI on VML 2:2

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Our new show hit VML on Friday and features our favorite jams from recent weeks. Check b3sci radio Fridays and Saturdays on Virgin Mobile Live at 12pm pac/ 3pm east. Get at a stream of this week’s show below:

Intro
Theme Park – Two Hours
The Drums – Days (Trentemoller Mix)
mic up: Shlohmo – Wen Uuu (Teebs Mix)(edit)
Surrender – Hurry (Lovin’ is Crazy)(feat. Jhameel)
Tyga – King And Queens (Feat. Wale And Nas)(Clean Edit)
mic up: Rave’s Fave
Howler – I Told You Once
Jake Bugg – Trouble Town
Deadmau5 – Get In The October Cart, Pig (New Version)
mic up: Nero – Must Be The Feeling (Brookes Brothers Remix)(edit)
Jessie Ware – Running (Prod. Julio Bashmore)
Moonlight Bride – Diego

Release date: Feb 24, 2012

Check more b3sci on Virgin Mobile Live, Fridays and Saturdays 12pm pac/ 3pm east. 2:1 on Soundcloud.

Click for b3radio archives.

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02-26-12

U.S. Elevator Music – Looking For You

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New folk collective U.S. Elevator Music, by way of the legendary Guthrie line, have seemingly popped on to the blogosphere with a new and interesting approach to beat folk. The track “Looking For You” is a fresh spin on an outtake from earlier sessions and will be included on the band’s new A Valentine EP, the first in a series of EPs that the group will be releasing in 2012.

U.S. Elevator Music – Looking For You

U.S. Elevator Music california (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.1

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02-25-12

Spacebats – Alright

By Chris Gedos

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Spacebats recently dropped an unexpected gem in our laps called “Alright”. There’s a lot of genre bending here, with a great arrangement and nice mixture of live instrumentation with beatmaking expertise. Fans of the jazz fusion gamut, from Jamiroquai to Spyro Gyra, will find a familiar sonic landscape. In addition, the vocal pays respect to the best of 70’s soul / 80’s R&B. I’m not sure if this is the completed track, as it unfortunately cuts off near the end, but it’s a nice little teaser with solid commercial potential.

Spacebats england (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.05

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02-25-12

No TV No Radio – Madonna

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Madonna rides some chillwaves. (Couldn’t help ouselves). #carles

No TV No Radio – Madonna

No TV No Radio madonnaworld_normal (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.2

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02-25-12

Professor Penguin – Pirate

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Professor Penguin, a new band out of London, could be the next big thing out of the UK. Given the right spins (Steve Lamacq and Nick Grimshaw are among the band’s supporters) and exposure, PP could be a real breakout band in 2k12. They’ve got a debut LP Planes at the ready and an excellent single to lead with. This is “Pirate”.

Professor Penguin england (Facebook)

Rating 8.4

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02-24-12

Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Titanium (David Guetta)

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Our fave Ben Leftwich rolled through Radio 1’s Live Lounge today and (in addition to brill version of his single “Pictures”), he cut this heartfelt acoustic take on Guetta’s electro monster “Titanium”. Hat tipped in Mr. Leftwich’s direction.

Benjamin Francis Leftwich england (Facebook)

Rating 8.3

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02-24-12

RAVE’S FAVE! Django Django – Default

By Bruce Rave

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Their British drumbeat started at the beginning of the year. When I was Australia last, a major promoter told me they were excited to bring Django Django down to Australia. This band has a fresh, upbeat sound that is unique, especially vocally. Their album dropped at the end of January and all announced tour dates so far are in Europe.

Django Django england (Official)

Check out Bruce’s “Go Deep” show on Fridays 1-3 pm Pacific, 4-6 pm Eastern, 9-11pm GMT. Also listen to past shows at Bruce’s blog and follow Bruce on Twitter.

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02-24-12

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – My Terrible Friend (Washed Out Remix)

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If you’re a fan of NY’s The Pains of Being Pure at Heart then cue up those salivating glands. The band will be releasing the Acid Reflex EP on limited edition colored vinyl via Play It Again Sam on Record Store Day this year! Yes, that’s colored vinyl folks! The release will feature remixes off of the bands 2011 Belong by the likes of Twin Shadow, Violens, St. Etienne, and Washed Out! Get a taste below and pick up a copy April 21, 2k12!


The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – My Terrible Friend (Washed Out Remix)

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart newyork (Facebook)

Rating 8.2

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02-24-12

BLKKATHY – Dem Bones

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“Dem Bones” knocks. BLKKATHY is definitely one for your radar, the band take what everyone loves about music from bands like The xx, and adds an extra touch of vulnerability and BASS (can’t forget that bumpin’ bass). Listen.


BLKKATHY – Dem Bones

BLKKATHY newyork (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.4

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02-24-12

Boldy James – Oil Sheen (Grease Monkeys) (Feat. Fatboi Fre$h)

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Boldy James’ The Consignment project (due Feb. 27) is an anticipated release around these parts. Boldy knocks another one down here with the horn-sampling lush-life “Oil Sheen”. Come and get it, girl.

Boldy James michigan (Facebook)

Rating 8.1

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02-23-12

Win A New Expanded Edition CD of Meet Glen Campbell!

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Like a rhinestone bad-ass the legendary Glen Campbell has just released this expanded edition of his new CD Meet Glen Campbell via Capitol/EMI. The special edition CD features EXCLUSIVE bonus tracks (including performances of classic Campbell hits like “Wichita Lineman” as well Glen’s deeply personal takes on songs from an eclectic range of artists (Travis, The Replacements, Velvet Underground and others). B3SCI is giving away one copy of this awesome new expanded edition CD to one of our lucky readers! Just be the first to tell us what the name of Glen’s studio musician clique was in the early 60s. Email us the answer here U.S. entries only

CD Track Listing:

1. Sing (Travis)
2. Walls (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
3. Angel Dream (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
4. Times Like These (Foo Fighters)
5. These Days (Jackson Browne)
6. Sadly Beautiful (The Replacements)
7. All I Want Is You (U2)
8. Jesus (Velvet Underground)
9. Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) (Green Day)
10. Grow Old With Me (John Lennon)

*11. Gentle On My Mind (2008 Remix)
*12. Galveston (2008 Remix)
*13. Wichita Lineman (AOL Sessions, 2008)
*14. Rhinestone C

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02-23-12