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Local Natives – I Saw You Close Your Eyes

You know Local Natives are not messing around when they put out their first single, “I Saw You Close Your Eyes, of a new album and create an entire website for the track dedicated to making sure you experience the track exactly how they envision. Head over to CloseYourEyes.net, where you can listen to the track, but only if you grant the website permission to your camera. Once permission is shown, the track won’t play until your eyes and closed, and they have to stay shut, otherwise the track will stop playing. The strong baseline of “I Saw You Close Your Eyes” creates a rooted hook that stays with you even after the track is over. The subtle sounds of the intricate congo drums keeps you wanting more. This track is one of Local Natives’ finest, delivering all the harmonies you know and love with some added texture.

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03-30-17

Premiere: Coastal Clouds – Nothing to Hide

B3SCI is pleased to premiere, “Nothing to Hide”, the debut track online of L.A.’s Coastal Clouds. The track’s West Coast sound composed of sunny guitar arpeggios, a spare lo-fi rhythm track, and a sweet bit of great melodic writing belies (and sadly, also reality too for many in California) the song’s lyrical impetus. Coastal Clouds’ Roberto said about the track, “The song, “Nothing to Hide” is mostly about my first few years in California. When I moved from Florida, I started interning in studios and working in restaurants to make ends meet and I was living out of my car in Venice for a few months.” He continues, “The irony is that I was parking my car by some of the most expensive streets to live or shop on and I didn’t have more than a few dollars to my name. Everyone in Venice seemed to recognize me at that point since I was always skating around grabbing coffees and lunches for the studio owners and the lyrics “ You might of seen me on an empty street when my cup was dry “ and “ Look at all those pretty things that I just can’t buy” are memories of those first few years in California which many people experience when they first move out here”

We love “Nothing to Hide” and we’re stoked to stream the track’s premiere below.

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03-29-17

Midnight Pool Party – Vulnerable

New from Sydney, AU is “Vulnerable” from venerable duo Midnight Pool Party. Musically reminding us (at least construction-wise, and maybe not the exact intent) of late 90’s UK R&B-leaning pop like Daniel Bedingfield or Craig David, “Vulnerable” is in that way supremely sleek and effortlessly magnetic. Stream “Vulnerable” below.

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03-24-17

The Orielles – Sugar Tastes Like Salt

Halifax, Yorkshire band The Orielles preview impressive (the breadth of sounds and influences competently navigated is especially great) debut single “Sugar Tastes Like Salt” for the most excellent Heavenly Recordings.

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03-24-17

Cailin Russo – September Rose

LA newcomer (and daughter of Unwritten Law frontman Scott Russo) Cailin Russo streams accomplished jazz-laced school of Winehouse debut “September Rose”. “September Rose” is one of the year’s strongest debuts.

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03-24-17

Photos – SKOTT @ Echo, L.A. on 3/21

B3’s Russ Ramos was on hand for B3SCI Records alum SKOTT’s Tuesday show at the Echo in Los Angeles and snapped a few rad photographs which are available for your perusal below.

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03-24-17

Interview – Cloud Nothings

Great hang with Cloud Nothings band leader Dylan prior to their Teragram Ballroom show in LA March 3. His music. some politics, thoughts on the state of guitar rock, and his love for his native-Cleveland (B3’s hometown too!). He was a pretty chill dude, more so than his music would indicate.

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03-24-17

Swindail – C’est la vie (Feat. Innanet James)

“C’est La Vie” by Swindail is an incredible song. He’s teamed up with innanet james and the outcome is absurd. Staying true to his whimsical energized sound Swindail meticulously sprinkles percussion and foley admist james’ lyricism. Stop by SoundCloud to keep up with them.

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03-23-17