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Premiere: Koalas – Two Loves

The impeccable synth-pop of “Two Loves” is new from Manchester UK duo Koalas. Propelled from its start position by peppy minor chord synth stabs, a percussive main vocal melody and a kinetic rhythm track, “Two Loves” is magnetic from the off.

Koalas’ Samuel Jones adds about the track’s genesis and inspiration, ““We wanted the song to act like a modern Eurythmics’ Sweet Dreams but written from a more positive perspective. I like the idea of a song alluding to themes around human love and kink but without ever being too obvious or explicit, demanding an emotional response and not just physical. Musically the track is a bit of a ride with stark contrasts in dynamics and density between the different sections of the song. It’s a favourite for us to play live as there’s probably the most room in this tune to go off map. ”

“Two Loves” is a component part of a new AA single from Koalas (with “Lover”) for label Low Four. Stream the B3SCI Premiere of “Two Loves” below.

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11-30-17

Jack Grace – Us

Talented Aussie Jack Grace dials up the neo alternative R&B sound in a new (via some very spacious broad-palette dance referencing) and very listenable way on “Us”.

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11-29-17

Thyla – Tell Each Other Lies

Brighton band Thyla close 2017 with another strong stream, “Tell Each Other Lies”. The band will play a few dates in Britain to round out the year and are included below.

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11-29-17

[B3SCI Records] Trudy and the Romance – Junkyard Jazz (EP)

Out today on B3SCI Records is “Junkyard Jazz”, the new EP from Liverpudlian doo-wop spacemen Trudy and the Romance. Featuring tracks including “A Place That I Can Go” and “Twist It Shake It Rock and Roll” and receiving plaudits from DIY, Clash, Best Fit, etc, “Junkyard Jazz” is available now on 12″ black vinyl at B3SCI Records.

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11-17-17

Pomona Dream – Easy Raider

The Swedish (ostensibly) enthusiasts of Brazilian pop Pomona Dream stream sunny (and coolly jazz-referencing – loving those bass lines!) new one “Easy Raider”.

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11-17-17

Paul Cherry – Like Yesterday

We’ve been spinning this “Like Yesterday” Paul Cherry record more or less non-stop in recent days. If you’re not familiar with Mr. Cherry’s Lennon meets Dan (with a dash of yacht rock) sound on “Like Yesterday” please change that with the stream below. “Like Yesterday” is the first single from Paul Cherry’s forthcoming Flavour LP.

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11-17-17

Giraffage – Green Tea (Feat. Angelica Bess)

I’ve been a longtime fan of Giraffage so when he came out with a new album, Too Real, I immediately streamed it. I was happy to see Giraffage move into a more poppy sound, without sounding over-commercialized. With tons of vocalists like Japanese Breakfast, Harrison Lipton, and Angelica Bess, his sound is definitely evolving. The track “Green Tea” (feat. Angelica Bess) is my personal favorite. If you’re familiar with the band Body Language, this track totally embodies that sound. Check it out!

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11-16-17

Premiere: Payton Odom – At My Door

“At My Door”, the debut track online from Brooklyn via Texas songwriter Payton Odom is one of those extraordinary at-the-beginning moments when a great lyric and melody and perfectly-tuned production come together for a new artist in a most remarkable way. On “At My Door”, Odom matches a spare piano-driven aesthetic to subtle electronics and a cool midtempo rhythm track to a wonderfully plaintive lyric. Odom describes writing “At My Door”, “I wrote ‘At My Door’ while rumbling underneath the East River on my morning train ride from Brooklyn to Manhattan, which is always a bit of a lucid dream. For me, the song is about knowing how to stay safe by staying alone, and wondering about whether the push-pull of a relationship will ever settle.” Stream the B3SCI Premiere of “At My Door” from Payton Odom below.

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11-16-17

Premiere: Ayelle – Silverplates (Prod. Crayon)

Swedish-Iranian singer Ayelle takes on male entitlement on Crayon-produced new track “Silverplates”. Out today on Majestic Casual Records, “Silverplates” smartly and subversively uses the R&B idiom as a setting in communicating its lyric, Ayelle says, “Silverplates is a metaphor for male privilege and the entitlement felt towards female identifying bodies. Too often in this narrative, women are made to feel as if they’re disposable, and it’s an exhausting landscape to navigate.”. On production is French producer Crayon whose warm tones jazz-influenced style adds further potency to “Silverplates” R&B as subversion. Stream the B3SCI Premiere, of “Silverplates” from Ayelle below.

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11-10-17

Snoh Aalegra – Sometimes (Feat. Logic)

Immensely talented Swede Snoh Aalegra picks up an assist from the Hot 100’s current reigning champ Logic for the neo-soul-informed “Sometimes”. “Sometimes” is excerpted from Aalegra’s debut LP FEELS, which in addition to the Logic feature, is outfitted with collaborations from Vince Staples and Vic Mensa

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11-08-17