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Seeing Hands – I Knew You

The reverb-laced/atmosphere-y/melodically awesome “I Knew You” is the debut single from Newcastle UK band Seeing Hands.

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08-08-16

Indian Wells – Racquets

Indian Wells will release “Racquets” on August 26th through Bad Panda Records. The word “hypnotic” gets thrown around a lot when describing music of “Racquets” ilk but the track truly is of the hypnotic, mesmerizing, magnetic, etc quality facilitated by a “sounds of tennis” main rhythm figure, kaleidoscope droned synths, and a great sense of pacing, dynamics, building of tension. Listen below via Boiler Room.

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08-04-16

Kid Bloom – Lately It Feels Alright

We like “Lately It Feels Alright”, the latest from L.A. band Kid Bloom. Rooted in the melodic context of the mid 90’s and conveying elements of 70’s pop-psych especially in it’s guitar tracks, “Lately It Feels Alright” plays both accomplished in terms of its quality and refreshing in its eschewing of a lot of current blog rock norms. “Lately It Feels Alright” is excerpted from Kid Bloom’s forthcoming “Different State Of Mind” EP.

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08-04-16

Premiere: COTE – London

We’re very pleased to premiere “London”, the debut track from NY-based artist COTE. Highlighted by a potent, intimate lead vocal (we really love the tone and timbre of COTE’s voice particularly) and punctuated by strong, convincing sparely-produced instrumentation (again, we really like the restraint and precision of London’s instrumental tracks), “London” is a formidable debut from what we think is a very talented new artist that deserves your attention. Stream the B3SCI Premiere of “London” from COTE below.

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08-03-16

Over Sands – Heartbeat

Stream the surrealistic swirl of the latest dark pop wonder track from UK duo Over Sands, “Heartbeat”.

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08-02-16

Minden – Sheila

We were into “Love is Bad” a couple weeks back and we’re equally knocked out by latest stream “Sheila” from Portland band Minden. From forthcoming LP Sweet, Simple Things out Friday on Hit City USA, “Sheila” is a cool tune built on breezy major chords, 70’s pop-influenced instrumentation (ie. into those bongos), and some really impeccable vocal melodies. Get into Minden and “Sheila” below.

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08-02-16