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Preview: Phil Beaudreau w/ Dawaun Parker @ The Bootleg in L.A. this FRIDAY 5/24/13

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One of the most exciting new artists in R&B right now Phil Beaudreau, makes his Los Angeles debut this Friday night at The Bootleg Bar. Rolling alongside AoE reigns-man and Grammy Award Winning producer Dawaun Parker, Phil will be performing tracks from his much anticipated Ether debut. Phil is a serious talent and Friday’s L.A. debut peformance is one you absolutely don’t want to miss. Details on the show and info on tickets can be found here. We’ll see you soon!

Phill Beaudreau – This Is Why (Feat. Dawaun Parker)

Phil Beaudreau california (Soundcloud)
The Bootleg (Info and Tickets)

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05-23-13

Baby Alpaca – Wild Child

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New York band Baby Alpaca ably blend current wave alt R&B & more eclectic far-off folk melodies that reminds a bit of (dare we say) one David Robert Jones a/k/a David Bowie. High, perhaps even hyperbolic praise for sure, but “Wild Child” is really that good. Sample below.

Baby Alpaca (Soundcloud(/a>)

Rating 8.2

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05-23-13

Giveaway: Willy Moon @ The Troubadour in LA on Tuesday 6/4 + Autographed CD!

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Recording artist Willy Moon will be swinging through the west coast next week for a string of Californian dates in support of his debut album Here’s Willy Moon. It’s not a secret this 23 years old New Zealand native won’t waste time cutting to the chase. With his infectious blend of pop music, Moon’s new 12-song album clocks in at an impressive 29 minutes. As Willy puts it, “I’m a great believer in simplicity and brevity. It’s also down to having a short attention span. I don’t even read books anymore, just short stories.” And who can blame him? The i(z)Generation can relate, just take for example Willy’s placement of the track “Yeah Yeah” in a popular campaign for Apple not too long ago. Brevity is the new communication.

Willy Moon has made noise around the world with his high-energy, genre smashing blend of sampling and singer songwriter musicianship. Don’t miss your chance to see him perform in Los Angeles at the Troubadour on Tuesday, June 4th. B3SCI is giving away one pair of tickets for the show to one lucky reader, [bonus] the winner will also receive an autographed Here’s Willy Moon CD!

To win, simply drop us a line here and mention that you’d like to be entered in the Willy Moon Los Angeles Giveaway. Our winner will be picked at random on Monday 6/1. Keep an eye on your inbox and good luck!

Get additional info on purchasing tickets and other tour dates here.

Willy Moon newzealand (Facebook) (Willy Moon on iTunes)

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05-23-13

Review: Body Language – Grammar [EP]

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Body Language’s Grammar EP is some damn good disco. I love how this band keeps you off guard with both female and male vocals. The spacey vibe creates a refreshing dance floor for sure. It makes me want to put on some extra small shorts and roller blades, letting the breeze flow through my hair as I spin and sway in rhythmic accordance. While the whole tape is marvelous, “Lose My Head” captivates me the most. The “Oh my God…” chorus is something I’m sure most of us can connect with and BL’s powerful chanting, over the funky intergalactic beat, may just be the cure we need. Review By Teddy Pendergrass

Body Language (Facebook(/a>)

Rating 8.2

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05-23-13

MC Melodee x Cookin Soul – Think Twice [Video]

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Cookin’ Soul + a Roy Ayers sample + newcomer MC Melodee’s intriguing early Eve-esque flow = a must listen track.

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Rating 8.4

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05-22-13

Jungle – Platoon

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Chess Club Records rarely, if ever, miss. New signees Jungle are no doubt another excellent addition to the C Club roster. The subterranean indie-funk of debut track “Platoon” carries enough 70’s heroin soul feel to it to keep snobs like us psyched while engaging in enough modern production fidelity to keep it palatable for yr bro’s Spotify playlist.

Jungle england (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.4

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05-22-13

Paper Lions – Philadelphia

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“Summery” “summer sound” “summer song” are all words and phrases that get quite a bit of play in the music blogging hustle. Well, this post is about to use all those words and more a lot, so get locked in. Paper Lions’ ode to B3 contributor Teddy P’s hometown “Philadelphia”, ably combines the heaviness and singable melodies of 90’s era alt-rock and the more carefully conceived melodic and harmonic structures of 60’s pop acts like The Beach Boys and The Byrds. If that’s up yr alley (it’s up ours), than spin “Philadelphia” below and get psyched for My Friends, Paper Lions’ sophomore LP due August 20th.

Paper Lions – Philadelphia

Paper Lions (Facebook)

Rating 8.4

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05-22-13

Sheen – Lovelust

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Oh right, of course we’re into Sheen. Recalling (to us at least) b3 fave from the 00’s The Velvet Teen, both melodically and instrumentally, “Lovelust” is the sort of breezy hook-heavy UK indie that b3sci dreams are made of. Out of our dreams and into our blog, it’s Sheen.

Sheen – Lovelust

Sheen england (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.1

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05-22-13

WALLA – Nature

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WALLA are to be massive. The L.A. expats (all five members of the band are international) have (at just the right levels and distribution) all the ingredients and rudiments of a breakout band. Not the least of which is WALLA’s impressive knack for creating sparkling pop melodies and fitting them to rock and instrumentals that select from and recall the greatest bits of the genre’s history. There’s great melodies, there’s impeccably crafted hooks, there’s an excellent infusion of familiarity that will instantly engage the listener. We might as well go forth and marry this band right now. WALLA, will you be our lawfully wedded?

Walla california (Facebook)

Rating 8.5

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05-22-13

Wale Ft. Tiara Thomas – Bad (Yarin Lidor Remix)

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True story: when “Bad” from MMG f.b. Wale comes on the radio Immma usually changing the station as quickly as possible. Tel Aviv DJ Yarin Lidor manages not only to make that original “Bad” source material listenable but completely transforms the composition into something that not only you can bounce to but is also unique, interesting & engaging. Give it up for Y. Lidor.


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Rating: 8.3

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05-22-13

Deebs – Lady Killer (Feat. Mars)

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Toronto producer Deebs links up with soulful songstress Mars for new track “Lady Killer”. R&B focused through a post-modern mechanical haze, the sound and feel of “Lady Killer” especially succeeds on the strength of Mars’ great melodic lines. Grab a sample below.

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Rating 8.4

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05-22-13

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Better Days

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Today we’ve got some new folk rock from everyones favorite contemporary bohemian songwriting collective Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Expect to hear “Better Days” a lot more throughout the summer, and be sure to check out the group’s self-titled third studio album out July 23rd. Full track listing for the album is below.

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros tracklisting:
1. Better Days
2. Let’s Get High
3. Two
4. Please!
5. Life is Hard
6. If I Were Free
7. In The Lion
8. Country Calling
9. They Were Wrong
10. In The Summer
11. Remember To Remember
12. This Life

Ed Sharpe california (Official)

Rating 8.5

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05-22-13