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NVDES – Fela

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NVDES are back today with a new track in the form of the World-tinged sounds of “Fela”. A cool blend of Latin American/African-styled rhythm structures and indie melodic sensibilities “Fela” is an immediate modern pop jolt that we love.

NVDES (Soundcloud)

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10-28-15

Forever Cult – Tunnel Vision

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Welcome Leeds UK band Forever Cult to B3SCI. “Tunnel Vision”, the band’s new track for Too Pure Singles Club, walks a balance of being catchy as all hell and a really strong song while dabbling in a bit of 90’s-ness without sounding contrived or forced or losing believe-ability (though the track would sound ace on WXYZ’s ALL ALTERNATIVE SUNDAY NIGHT BUZZTRACKS dated 10/28/95). Get familiar with Forever Cult below.

Forever Cult (Twitter)

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10-28-15

DIET – Your House

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Melbourne AU band DIET stream strong debut track “Your House”. “Your House” traffics in the 80’s UK indie jangle that captures blogger hearts around the globe. DIET’s iteration is particularly effective in that while the influences of The Smiths and Bunnymen are clear, “Your House”s melodic qualities (particularly in the hook) and neat guitar arrangements are a synthesis of ideas very much their own. Stream “Your House” below.

DIET (Soundcloud)

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10-28-15

Ardyn – Help Me On My Way

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“Help Me On My Way” is the second preview track from Gloucestershire UK brother-sister duo Rob and Katy Peterson a/k/a Ardyn’s forthcoming debut EP. “Help Me On My Way”, which follows maiden single “Universe”, is a mighty indie pop statement of intent built on a big/anthemic set of melodies that unmistakable XL acoustic guitar/bass chug and an overall sonorousness that is as magnetic as its familiar. Ardyn’s “Universe” EP is out November 13 on National Anthem.

Ardyn (Soundcloud)

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10-28-15

Robert DeLong – Don’t Wait Up (French Horn Rebellion Remix)

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Intergalactic troubadour Robert DeLong is releasing a set remixes for his track “Don’t Wait Up”. The EP, which is out this week, includes all new mixes from JR JR, John J-C Carr, and this sharp, kinetic, dance-y new remix from Brooklyn-based favorites French Horn Rebellion. We’re very pleased to B3 Premiere French Horn Rebellion’s new remix for Robert DeLong’s “Don’t Wait Up”. Stream it below.

Robert DeLong Headline Tour Dates:

October 28th Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
October 29th Montreal, QC @ Sala Rossa
October 30st Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
October 31st Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
November 1st Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground – Showcase Room
November 3rd Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
November 4th Detroit, MI @ Shelter
November 5th Chicago, IL @ Metro
November 6th Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
November 7th Covington, KY @ Madison Theater
November 8th Bowling Green, OH @ Bowling Green State University – Clazel Theatre
November 10th Madison, WI @ Majestic
November 11th Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
November 12th Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
November 13th Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
November 14th Kansas City, MO @ Midland
November 16th Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
November 17th Denver, CO @ Bluebird
November 19th Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
November 20th Seattle, WA @ Showbox
November 21st Vancouver, BC @ Venue
November 22nd Western Washington University / Bellingham, WA
November 23th Eugene, OR @ HiFi Music Hall
November 25th San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
November 27th San Diego, CA @ Music Box
November 28th Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda

Robert DeLong (Facebook)

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10-28-15

Michael Christmas – Grab Her Hand (Feat. Mac Miller)

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Michael Christmas’s debut album What a Weird Day dropped recently featuring the likes of Mac Miller and Logic and with production from Nate Fox Rami Beatz and more. “Grab her Hand” (the track listed) showcases Christmas’s clever lyricism over a vaguely psychedelic beat produced by a team of the aforementioned Rami Beats and Nate Fox with Ashe. Reviewed by Jake Goldstein.

Michael Christmas (Soundcloud)

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10-27-15

Eliza Shaddad – Wars

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UK songwriter Eliza Shaddad announces new “Wars” EP with gritty quieting title track. “Wars” which will be the follow-up to 2014’s great “Waters” EP was produced by Mercury-nominated Chris Bond and Shaddad describes the EP as having a “more brutal sound”. We dig the upped urgency indicated by the track “Wars”‘s sound and are stoked to hear more.

Eliza Shaddad (Soundcloud)

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10-27-15

Chance the Rapper – Angels (Feat. Saba)

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Chance the Rapper dropped a free single on Itunes today titled “Angels” featuring Saba. It’s a banger of a track with deep subject matter that ranges from his unborn daughter to his day ones. Check Chance out on the Family Matters Tour and hopefully for some more music. Reviewed by Jake Goldstein.

Chance the Rapper (Soundcloud)

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10-27-15

Marz Leon – Soree

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Ooh, quite like this one a lot. “Soree” is brand new from L.A. singer Marz Leon. “Soree” catches a quiet after hours feel (replete with 3 A.M. synths and lines of sax wafting in and out of the mix) capturing a potency and focus that we really like and that is immediately magnetic.

Marz Leon (Soundcloud)

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10-26-15