Lady Gaga – Bloody Mary (The Horrors Remix)


Indie-gazers The Horrors go in on Lady Gaga’s “Bloody Mary” from her forthcoming Born This Way: The Remix LP . And…..surprise! It’s actually really good. Cheers, chaps. (SG)

Lady Gaga – Bloody Mary (The Horrors Remix)

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Rating 8.4


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RAVE’S FAVES: The Horrors – I Can See Through You


The Horrors’ “Skying” album just debuted at a lofty #5 on the UK album charts. It drops in the US on August 9. It feels like their “Still Life” single (posted on B3Sci long ago) has a chance to blow up pretty well for these guys. The album has been streaming on various sites, and the uptempo “I Can See Through You” nails it for me. Contributed by Bruce Rave

The Horrors – I Can See Through You

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The Horrors – You Said


Definitely our favorite thus far from Skying. “You Said” is just the right mix of shoegaze-y atmosphere and power pop hooks to be a big Radio 1 track. “You Said” should be the next single. “Still Life” is good but “You Said” is better.

The Horrors – You Said

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Rating 8.4


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The Horrors – Still Life


New shit from The Horrors. Are you psyched? “Still Life” sounds a lot like Simple Minds, a little like Oasis (listen to the phrasing and rhythms in the choruses), and a little like Keane. Like Meat Loaf, at b3sci two out of three still ain’t bad, and we’re feeling the tune. Give this one a couple listens and you’ll likely be hooked too.

The Horrors – Still Life

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Rating: 8.0


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The Horrors – Whole New Way


straight from the tracks of damon albarn’s studio 13, the horrors new single “Whole New Way” was originally a Japan only b-side release. re-recording it was definitely a good idea, the tune is clearly more than a b-side. it shines a solid pop track with the sort of creepy feel-good dance vibes that could only come from the horrors… and well quite a few other bands. it totally makes me think of the “i’d fuck me” scene from silence of the lambs too. the single drops november 2 via XL, and the track is available to stream on their website right now.. what could you possibly be waiting for??

The Horrors – “Whole New Way”
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rating: 7.1

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Teen Ravine – Hall of Horrors

We’re loving the baroque balladry of “Hall of Hours” from Toronto’s Teen Ravine. Really simply, “Hall of Horrors” is a beautiful piece of songwriting and arranged in a way that indicative of a supremely talented artist. A++.

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Looking Back: The Great Escape 2013

The Great Escape 2013

By Bruce Rave

For years, the UK has had smaller versions of Austin’s SXSW. Several continue to thrive, and none more so than The Great Escape. It takes place in Brighton every May. 300 bands play in this charming party town, which is located on the English Channel. The event is more of a regional European festival with attendees and bands arriving from far and wide: Australians came to play even US bands like The Orwells, Phosphorescent and Parquet Courts, not only showed up, but blew people away in the process. A few established Brits such as Billy Bragg and Everything Everything played for those willing to shell out extra pounds to see them. For me, it was all about the up and coming peeps… just as it is at SXSW.

I saw about two dozen bands over the course of three days. If I were to give you one group that hit the biggest home run for me, it was The Strypes. These Irish mid-teens hammer out an intense R&B/garage blend of early Stones and Yardbirds. If you like this kind of music as much as I do, their live show is a “10” and it will be impossible not to have a smile on your face. They have amazing poise for their age, on and offstage. I interviewed them during the weekend, and that chat will soon be posted on B3SCI – stay tuned. Strypes hope to hit America next March for SXSW 2014. Another band that I interviewed was Tribes, who are also great live. Look for that post in the near future. This London band borrows more from the 70’s glam period and just released a new album in the UK. It follows up their top ten debut. They had the misfortune of following The 1975, who flashing-back had dazzled us at the B3SCI SXSW party in March. With two serious UK hits now under their belts, The 1975 drew such a huge throng that many Tribes fans gave up waiting in line. Temples matched the keen expectations I had for them, of which were mostly based on their first single “Shelter Song”. Their set contained several more songs with hit potential, and Temples absolutely deliver live. All four guys in the band ooze stardom, and front man James Bagshaw sports a perfect Tommy Bolan hairdo (bonus points). Temples played two unannounced shows, one being a few hours in advance of the also secret 2am set from Palma Violets. I didn’t see PV that night, but I recall they killed at SXSW.

Some other highlights among a slew of strong artists: Catfish and the Bottlemen came highly recommended to me by BBC honchos, and I loved their melodic, guitar-driven energy. Echotape are up and comers with huge potential that remind me a bit of The Horrors and even Temples. The Family Rain are three brothers, including two twins, who play like Wolfmother’s second album should have sounded. Owen McGarry is a promising Irish singer-songwriter with a crystal clear voice and lots of potential. Merchandise hail from Tampa and have become NME darlings with their dark and dirty post-punk power. An added bonus for me was at one point winding up in a private courtyard where Little Green Cars were taping a beautiful cover of Neil Young’s “Philadelphia” for VEVO. A major buzz artist was London Grammar. Her sweet voice attracted a huge outside line. I got in and can see why people are excited, even if her softer, slower style isn’t quite my glass of white wine.

While TGE is smaller than SXSW, it’s still impossible to cover everything due to schedule conflicts. One US band I hated to miss was electropop band Feathers from Austin. They definitely cut through the clutter and were on lots of lips. For SXSW, 6th Street in Austin has become such a shitshow that attendees avoid the street at all costs at night. Not the case in Brighton. Sidewalks, bars, and cafes were filled with college types and other mellow locals who seemed unfazed by the festival, so walking between venues was a real pleasure. We really lucked out with the weather. Brighton had endured ten consecutive stormy days, but not a drop of rain fell during the festival. One downside shared by both TGE and SXSW: As both events grow, there are more and more lines that make it impossible to gain admittance to certain showcases. Both festivals now have the task of trying to grow without being too big for their own good. I hope TGE can retain the casual intimacy that it still has at this point. I highly recommend it to anyone who can attend, but I’d do it within the next couple of years.

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Although we’ve come to the end of the road, still Adele we can’t let you go. We’ve reached 2011’s closing hour and now it is time: b3sci presents it’s Top 50 Albums of 2011. No one’s even come close to having the year Adele’s had. The most albums sold in a single year since 2004, two of the biggest singles of the year, etc, a truly international breakthrough both commercially and critically on a level we haven’t seen in a long time. Adele, our girl, the crown is yours. 21 is b3sci’s Album of the year.

So where the fuck is Adele on many of these respected-indie-press-dude best of lists? That period between Nov 2010 when “Rolling in the Deep” first broke and the lead up to the album’s release in late January, Adele ruled the blogosphere, the fold was united. Then “RITD” got overplayed to the point of absurdity, your mom bought the record, probably your grandma bought it too; those bros that listen to Foo Fighters and Deadmau5 started bumping “Someone Like You” out their trunk. Soon, the “wrong people” liked 21 and Adele’s brief moment atop the indiesphere was over. Right.

Thanks for reading this year, y’all. We’ve got some big plans for 2012. Stay tuned. Much love.

01. Adele – 21 (Buy It) (Read)

02. The Weeknd – House of Balloons (Buy It) (Read)

03. Drake – Take Care (Buy It) (Read)

04. James Blake – James Blake (Buy It) (Read)

05. Kendrick Lamar – Section.80 (Buy It) (Read)

06. Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx – We’re New Here (Buy It) (Read)

07. WU LYF – Go Tell Fire on the Mountain (Buy It) (Read)

08. Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch the Throne (Buy It) (Read)

09. The Horrors – Skying (Buy It) (Read)

10. M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (Buy It) (Read)

11. Wye Oak – Civilian (Buy It) (Read)

12. Girls – Father Son, Holy Ghost (Buy It) (Read)

13. Real Estate – Days (Buy It) (Read)

14. A$AP Rocky – Live Love A$AP (Buy It) (Read)

15. Sepalcure – Sepalcure (Buy It) (Read)

16. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake (Buy It) (Read)

17. The War on Drugs – Slave Ambient (Buy It) (Read)

18. Charles Bradley – No Time For Dreaming (Buy It) (Read)

19. Metronomy – The English Riviera (Buy It) (Read)

20. SBTRKT – SBTRKT (Buy It) (Read)

21. Oneohtrix Point Never – Replica (Buy It) (Read)

22. The Vaccines – What Did You Expect From the Vaccines (Buy It) (Read)

23. Destroyer – Kaputt (Buy It) (Read)

24. The Antlers – Burst Apart (Buy It) (Read)

25. tUnE-yArDs – w h o k i l l (Buy It) (Read)

26. Beyonce – 4 (Buy It) (Read)

27. Wild Flag – Wild Flag (Buy It) (Read)

28. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (Buy It) (Read)

29. Big K.R.I.T. – Return of 4eva (Buy It) (Read)

30. Clams Casino – Instrumentals (Buy It) (Read)

31. Gillian Welch – The Harrow and the Harvest (Buy It) (Read)

32. Low Roar – Low Roar (Buy It) (Read)

33. AraabMUZIK – Electronic Dream (Buy It) (Read)

34. Active Child – You Are All I See (Buy It) (Read)

35. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues (Buy It) (Read)

36. Raphael Saadiq – Stone Rollin’ (Buy It) (Read)

37. Cults – Cults (Buy It) (Read)

38. Radiohead – The King of Limbs (Buy It) (Read)

39. Florence + The Machine – Ceremonials (Buy It) (Read)

40. Alex Clare – The Lateness of the Hour (Buy It) (Read)

41. Nicolas Jaar – Space Is Only Noise (Buy It) (Read)

42. Jhene Aiko – Sailing Soul(s) (Buy It) (Read)

43. The Stepkids – The Stepkids (Buy It) (Read)

44. Freddie Gibbs – Cold Day in Hell (Buy It) (Read)

45. Gardens & Villa – Gardens & Villa (Buy It) (Read)

46. Laura Marling – A Creature I Don’t Know (Buy It) (Read)

47. Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo (Buy It) (Read)

48. Foster the People – Torches (Buy It) (Read)

49. Explosions in the Sky – Take Care, Take Care, Take Care (Buy It) (Read)

50. Friendly Fires – Pala (Buy It) (Read)

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Sissy & The Blisters – Let Her Go


Sissy & The Blisters have a considerable bit of buzz/hype around them in the UK (and some pretty influential fans… Steve Lamacq, Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, just to name a few). “Let Her Go” is the sort of hooky neo-post-punk that NME and Q go bananas over. The Vaccines and even The Horrors could be considered analogs here. Namely, the pop sensibility of The Vaccines and the weight of The Horrors. “Let Her Go” is some spirited shit that’ll likely have you fist-pumping your way about the room within the first couple listens.

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Rating 8.1


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b3science top 40 tracks of 2009


b3science counts down our choice top 40 tracks of 2009! have a happy new year, and we’ll see you suckas in 2010! check the original posts for a synopsis on the track as well as artist and purchaseinfo.

1. Electric Wire Hustle – They Don’t Want
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2. Raheem DeVaughn – Bulletproof (Feat. Ludacris)
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3. Colin Munroe – I’m Fine (Feat. Young Buck)
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4. The Maccabees – No Kind Words
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5. Jay Electronica – Exhibit C
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6. Jack Penate – Pull My Heart Away
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7. The Temper Trap – Love Lost
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8. Trailer Trash Tracys – Candy Girl
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9. Bat for Lashes – Daniel
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10. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll
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11. Lee Fields & the Expressions – My World is Empty Without You
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12. Gliss – Morning Light
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13. Rich Boy – Drop
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14. The Raveonettes – Heart of Stone
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15. Delphic – This Momentary
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16. Maino – All the Above (Feat. T-Pain)
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17. Ian Brown – Stellify
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18. Massive Attack – Paradise Circus (Feat. Hope Sandoval)
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19. Groove Armada – I Won’t Kneel
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20. Young Buck – Lord Have Mercy (Feat. The Outlawz)
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21. Phoenix – Lisztomania
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22. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Dull Life
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23. David Dallas – Big Time 
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24. Kleerup – Until We Bleed (Feat. Lykke Li) via International Release
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25. K-os – I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman
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26. Wye Oak – Take It In
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27. The Veils – The Letter
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28. Sidwho? – Millionaire
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29. The Hickey Underworld – Blonde Fire
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30. Brittany Bosco – Blues for Blue
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31. Aime – Summertime Mood
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32. Florence and the Machine – Cosmic Love
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33. Kasabian – Fire (Radio Edit)
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34. Chris Brown – I Can Transform Ya (Feat. Lil’ Wayne & Swizz Beatz)
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35. Memory Tapes – Bicycle
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36. The Maccabees – Love You Better
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37. Nouvelle Vague – All My Colours (Feat. Ian McCulloch)
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38. Sade – Soldier of Love (Casamena Basement Edit)
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39. The Roots – How I Got Over
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40. People Under the Stairs – Hit the Top
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honorable mentions:

Eddy Current Suppression Ring – Which Way To Go
The Dead Weather – Are friends Electric
Bombay Bicycle Club – Magnet
The Arctic Monkeys – Crying Lightening
The Horrors – Whole New Way
Diving With Andy – Sugar Sugar
Winston Audio – Hey Anne
Fanfarlo – I’m A Pilot
The Vicounts – Broken Britain
Wale – Beautiful Bliss (Feat. Melanie Fiona and J. Cole)
Birdman – Money to Blow (Feat. Drake and Lil’ Wayne)
Magistrates – Make This Work
Little Black Dress – Robin
The Ruling Class – Marian Shine
Reigning Sound – Call Me
The Cribs – We Share the Same Skies
Lyrebirds – Closer
Basement Jaxx – A Possibility (Feat. Amp Fiddler)
White Rose Movement – Cigarette Machine
Mos Def – History (Feat. Talib Kweli)
Nas – Film
Print – Reserved for the Cool Kids
We Were Promised Jetpacks – Ships with Holes Will Sink
De La Soul – La La La
Airship – Kids
She Keeps Bees – Gimmie
Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson – Relator
O. Children – Dead Disco Dancer
Brakes – Don’t Take Me To Space (Man)
Fenech-Soler – Lies
Asaf Avidan – weak
The Stevenson Ranch Davidians – Feelin Good
Reigning Sound – Call Me
Depeche Mode – Wrong
White Rabbits – Percussion Gun
Sergeant – K-OK
Machine Gun Kelly – Cleveland State of Mind (Feat. Bravo & Ashley Simpson)
Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – 40 Day dream
Doves – Kingdom of Rust
Justin Towns Earle- Midnight At The Movies
Cornershop – Who Fingered Rock ‘n’ Roll
Alberta Cross – Rise From the Shadows
Holly Miranda – Waves
Kev Brown – Hennessy Rap Pt. 3 (Feat. Kenn Star and Raheem DeVaughn)
Kings of Conveniece – Renegade
DJ Deckstream – Life is Good (Feat. Mos Def)
AFTA-1 -Love Suite 2 (Sit Still)
Omarion – I Get It In (Feat. Gucci Mane)
The Kid Daytona – The Engine
The Phenomenal Handclap Baby – Baby
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Nine Inch Nails = “Indefinite Hiatus”

trent announced on friday that NIN would be going on an “indefinite hiatus” after a string of dates late august and early september in NY, Chicago and ending in LA at the Echoplex. suppose indefinite is better definite?

* w/ the Horrors
^ w/ Mew

8/22 – NY, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
8/23 – NY, NY @ Webster Hall *
8/25 – NY, NY @ Terminal 5 *
8/26 – NY, NY @ Terminal 5
8/28 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom ^
8/29 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
09/2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium ^
09/3 – Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre ^
09/5 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
09/6 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex *

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Falcons – Vroom

Beep beep who got the keys to the b3 jeep. California producer Falcons focuses the Missy classic through the post-millennial sleep & b glass, exchanging the “supa dupa big” leather bodysuits and cameo appearances from Blaque for interstellar time warps and bottle service. Into it.

Falcons – Vroom

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Rating 8.4

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