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Yumi and the Weather – All We Can

Yumi and the Weather - All We Can

“All We Can” is new from Brighton UK artist Yumi and the Weather. The deeper tones of Yumi’s (real name Ruby Taylor) vocal as well as her melodic choices work quite well w/ “All We Can”‘s mid-tempo bounce. That, and the track’s nice blend of accessory instrumentals; including deep-in-the-verb XX-style guitars and kinetic horn lines. We’re into it Look for an EP also titled “All We Can” from Yumi and the Weather on 10/21.

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Rating 8.2

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09-03-13

Vaults – Cry No More

Vaults - Cry No More

“Cry No More” is the debut track from London-based Vaults. “Cry No More” built initially on a neat interplay of a repeated bells figure and a simple bit of piano chords morphs a bit in sound and theme in its later half as synth swells move in and out the mix to expand and contract tension. Well done.

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Rating 8.2

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09-03-13

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Deeper

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Deeper

“Deeper” is both the newest track and the title of an upcoming EP (due 9/24) from Freddie Gibbs & Madlib. Another instant classic in the MadGibbs canon, “Deeper” again showcases the nearly perfect dynamic/symbiosis (why not?) between Madlib’s steady soul-driven production hand and Gangsta Gibbs’ A+ diction and rhyme schemes.

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Rating 8.9

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09-03-13

Artwork Exclusive: The 1975 – An Encounter

anencounter

Today marks the North American release of The 1975’s self-titled debut and full-length album. The album has been a favorite of ours at b3HQ (you can stream the LP here), therefore when the band asked us to take part in their series of artwork premieres (there is a different piece of artwork for each song on the album) for their song “An Encounter”… of course we were more than obliged. “An Encounter” is a sort of compositional adhesion that, while short in length, paints a bridge of allure between musical statements. As frontman Matty Healy best puts it…

“An Encounter” acts as cinematically paced scene change that ushers in the album’s second phase, our personal ode to an eighties movie. Symbolising the moment the two characters from “Robbers” meet for the first time, “An Encounter” is a hopelessly romantic soundtrack to our Bonnie & Clyde’s first encounter …

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