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MIYNT – Nick Drake

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Sweden’s latest avant-pop export/creativity shot in the arm is Stockholm’s MIYNT and her kinetic and forward thinking new track “Nick Drake”

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03-26-15

Twin Caverns – Pyramid

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We’re into the sleek new bit of avant pop from Australian duo Twin Caverns titled “Pyramid”. The track features a spacious arrangement replete with an eerie and slightly at times dissonant guitar figure juxtaposed to the quieting vocal of singer Louise Miller.

Twin Caverns (Soundcloud)

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03-26-15

Okay Kaya – Damn, Gravity

OKAY-KAYA photographed by Tim Barber. 2015.

Okay Kaya is a signing to XL’s Hot Charity imprint. The Norwegian-born artist’s new song “Damn, Gravity” is majestic in its minimalist lo-fi frame and very very effective as a debut.

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03-25-15

Flako – With Me Now (Feat. Dirg Gerner)

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“With Me Now” is previewed here from London via Chile artist Flako’s just released debut LP Natureboy. Stream the haunting, kinetic, half-time number “With Me Now” below.

Flako (Soundcloud)

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03-25-15

Mavis Staples – Your Good Fortune

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Favorite vocalist and legend Mavis Staples will release a new EP for Anti Records. Listen to the Son Little-penned and produced (and excellent) title track “Your Good Fortune” below.

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03-25-15

Iles – In Tents

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“In Tents” is the debut track from Iles. “In Tents” moves about a whirl of tremolo guitars and lo-fi mixed rhythm and vocal tracks to create a romantic-sounding bit of creative rock and roll. Into it.

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03-25-15

Premiere: Boats – Shallows

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The stunning “Shallows” is the second single online for Melbourne AU artist Boats. Excerpted from the Australian artist’s upcoming debut EP, “Shallows” commands a beautiful almost choral church-dwelling fidelity that does very well to enhance and magnify the track’s really gorgeous set of melodic phrases. We are in love. Stream the B3 Premiere of “Shallows” by Boats below.

Boats (Soundcloud)

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03-25-15

Photos: Years & Years w/ Laura Welsh @ Bardot, L.A. 03/23/15

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B3SCI’s Russ Ramos photographed BBC Sound of 2015 poll winners Years & Years and one of our favorite rising vocalists Laura Welsh’s sets at School Night at Bardot in L.A. Sample the Russ’s awesome set of shots below.

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03-25-15

Interview with The Church

Australian band The Church

Interview by Bruce Rave.

The Church is running strong decades after they graced the world with “Under the Milky Way Tonight” and other 80’s gems. They just completed a strong US tour and highly-buzzed SXSW run with great live shows. Their current “Further Deeper” album has been well-received. Bruce Rave was the band’s original US A&R exec. The two discuss current happenings for the band, and also delve very candidly into a label relationship that didn’t turn out well for The Church or for Bruce as their A&R guy.

Hear Bruce’s “Go Deep With Bruce Rave” weekly new music show on Indie1031/Los Angeles, KX 93.5-FM/Laguna Beach, and WSUM-FM/Madison. Details and archived shows can be found on his blog and be sure to follow Bruce on Twitter too!

The Church (Facebook)

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03-25-15

Astronauts, Etc. – I Know

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Sample the cosmic ’70’s AM pop-referencing new track, “I Know” from Oakland band and site fave Astronauts, Etc.

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03-24-15

Tei Shi – Go Slow

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Tei Shi reveals today new track “Go Slow” with Annie Mac Radio 1 premiere. The new track marks the announcement of a new world tour that includes dates with Jungle and Lapsley; the tour begins April 25th in D.C.

WORLD TOUR*~*
4/25 – DC9 – Washington, DC
4/27 – Great Scott – Boston, MA ^
4/29 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY ^
4/30 – MilkBoy – Philadelphia, PA
5/1 – MIT – Boston, MA
5/2 – Theatre Fairmount – Montreal, QC
5/8 – Popscene – San Francisco, CA %
5/9 – Lyric Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
5/11 – School Night – Los Angeles, CA %
5/14 – Komedia (The Great Escape) – Brighton, UK
5/15 – Beursschouwburg – Brussels, BE
5/17 – Paradiso Nord (London Calling) – Amsterdam, NL
5/19 – Pop Up du Label – Paris, FR
5/22 – Dot to Dot Festival – Manchester, UK
5/23 – Dot to Dot Festival – Bristol, UK
5/24 – Dot to Dot Festival – Nottingham, UK
6/2 – o2 Academy – Bournemouth, UK *
6/3 – o2 Brixton Academy – London, UK *
6/5 – Shacklewell Arms – London, UK
6/6 – Field Day Festival – London, UK
6/7 – Parklife Festival – Manchester, UK
6/12 – Bestival Toronto Island – Toronto, ON
8/7 – Squamish Valley Music Festival – Squamish, BC

^ w/ Shy Girls
% w/ Lapsley
* w/ Jungle

Tei Shi newyork (Soundcloud)

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03-24-15