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Lucia Fontaine – Lose My Mind

Glaswegian Lucia Fontaine debuts online with the strong grunge-y big beat toe-tapper “Lose My Mind”. “Lose My Mind” is a component part of Lucia Fontaine’s “Best Boy” EP out this fall on Dead Beet Records.

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07-20-16

Agnes Obel – Familiar

German artist Agnes Obel renews her impressive streak of strong tracks on the sublime, sweeping, acoustic pop of “Familiar”.

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07-20-16

Premiere: Bright – Doing Things

Scandinavia’s latest and greatest R&B export is Oslo export Bright. “Doing Things”, which we are very pleased to premiere at B3, is outfitted expertly with a Drake to Trey Songz melange of A+ hook-writing and US radio-ready production and arranging. A featured artist at this year By:Larm festival in Oslo, a #1 track on his home country’s Spotify viral chart and tour support for Nelly, Bright is most definitely on his way up. Spin the B3 Premiere of “Doing Things” below.

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07-15-16

Genders – Life Is But a Dream

“Life Is But a Dream” is the reverb-swept latest track from equally dreamy Portland quartet Genders. A+.

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07-14-16

DENM – Under Pressure

Melancholy but sweet and even soothing, “Under Pressure”‘s (new from L.A. artist DENM) vocal hook sticks deep into your headspace. Working within a deep house-esque idiom instrumentally, “Under Pressure” coolly juxtaposes its wistful vocal to the rhythm track’s rapid head-noddin pulse. Good track.

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07-14-16

Welshly Arms – Bad Blood

Welshly Arms out of our hometown/city of champions Cleveland return to B3 on potent new track “Bad Blood”. Powered by a magnetic minor-keyed rock and roll chorus “Bad Blood” finds WA achieving at a new songwriting-level. “Bad Blood” is of a caliber that could really break the band. Cleveland!

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07-13-16

Art Bloc – Everyday (Feat. Beth Duck)

Surrey UK 18-year olds Jason Vaz and Harvey Wise debut online with the hazy stop-start vibe-y track “Everyday”. Featuring warm pads of synth atmospheres and rhodes, chopped up loops of vocal ostensibly from featured Beth Duck lilt about the mix in a dynamic technicolor whirl. We’re into it.

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07-13-16

Premiere: Deep Dark Blue – Been Here Once Before

Deep Dark Blue are the Los Angeles-based duo of Jason Ganberg & Bryce Alber. The twosome operate around lush but ultimately quite memorable and singable pop writing neatly layered into a frame fitted with the expanse and space of deep house but with Radio 1/Hype Machine-ready care in the arrangement. New track “Been Here Once Before”, which we are very pleased to premiere at B3, follows the well-lauded (Buzzbands.LA, All Things Go, etc.) “Atoms” from March. Stream the strong “Been Here Once Before” below.

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07-13-16

[B3SCI Records] Body Language – Just Let It / The Fall

B3 are very pleased to announce “Just Let It / The Fall” the new AA-single from Brooklyn band Body Language on B3SCI Records. Hilly Dilly calls “Just Let It” a “brilliant indie-pop effort” and Stereogum says about new stream “The Fall” “They’ve dropped a bunch of good singles since 2013’s Grammar, and their latest, ‘The Fall,’ continues the streak. Dreamy synth layers balancing an airy shimmer and deep sustained bass are punctuated by booming drums.” The single which is available now at B3SCI Records on limited 7″ pink vinyl is out today.

If you’re in L.A., San Diego or S.F., the band play a series of west coast dates this weekend which you can check below.
July 8 – Los Angeles, CA – Resident
July 9 – San Diego, CA – The Hideout
July 10 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill

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07-08-16