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B3SCI Top 12 of the Week (08/10/18 – Serious Klein)

The latest iteration of the B3 Top 12 features a summertime viber from Germany-based MC (and cover artist) Serious Klein plus new ones from Godmode king Channel Tres, 37 Adventures’ Burhou, and an excellent late-night cooler from Drinker. Stream it on Spotify and Apple Music

Tracklist:
Serious Klein / Romeo – Should’ve Known
Channel Tres – Jet Black
Burrhou – 38 Degrees
ESCHES – Nomads
Shagabond / Noah – Arouse
Free Love – Pushing Too Hard
A Beacon School – It’s Late
Island Fox – Comrade
Childcare – Magazines
Inflo – No Fear
Drinker – Fragment II
Asal Hazel / Mndsgn – U Say U Do

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08-15-18

Premiere: Little Elizabeth – Pitt St.

Melbourne AU trio Little Elizabeth are one of our favorite new bands. Their silky-smooth mid-tempo jammer “G’day For It” is our opinion one of the best tracks of 2018. “Pitt St.” is Little Elizabeth’s debut release. Not quite an EP but not quite an album, “Pitt St.” is a further delve into the band’s 70’s soul and funk-influenced sound that’s packed full of cooled out grooves and great bits of percussive melody and songwriting. Stream the B3SCI Premiere of Little Elizabeth’s “Pitt St” below.

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08-13-18

B3SCI Top 12 of the Week (08/03/18 – Jarreau Vandal)

This week’s edition of the B3 Top 12 includes a jazz piano-driven head-nodder from cover artist Jarreau Vandal, a Soulection-tipped midtempo’er from Hablot Brown, a windblown highway ballad from Sharaya Summers, and much more. Stream it on Spotify and Apple Music

Tracklist:
Jarreau Vandal – Westside
RealLiveAnimals – More Than Friends
H.E.R. – As I Am
Roses Gabor / Sampha – Illusions
Nuages – Untold
Hablot Brown / Gabrielle Current – Pressure
Silk City / GoldLink / Desiigner – Loud
Acey / Gin & Tonic – Colder
Paige Lihya – Close to Me
Sharaya Summers – Prodigal
Ross from Friends – Project Cybersyn
ZOLA – Too Fast Too Soon

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08-08-18

Jae Luna – Introit

The NY-based artist Jae Luna’s new EP, “Projected Self”, puts a new spin on vocal-driven glitch pop. “Introit,” the opening track, teases us with Moses Sumney-esque melodies and percussive bursts that creep up on you like a silent tsunami. Powerful yet modest. Well done.

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07-27-18

Dirty Nice – Luvin’ U (Feat. Desta French)

Dirty Nice’s newest banger is a juicey fusion of alt R&B and electropop. What “Luvin U (feat. Desta French)” lacks in lyrical creativity, it makes up for with sugary washed out instrumentation. The timbre of strings and piano quickly devolves into a prickly, plastic ballad.

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07-27-18

Oscar Jerome – Do You Really

“Do You Really” is the latest stream from UK songwriter Oscar Jerome. Matched to a sound palette that draws in influences from jazz and Brazilian music, “Do You Really” is very well-crafted bit of alt pop that we’re spinning.

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07-11-18

Soft Streak – Ride

We’re into the cool blend of honed-in pop songwriting to more swerve-y production choices and non-obvious arranging on “Ride”, new L.A. duo Soft Streak.

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06-28-18

[B3SCI Records] Laura Jean Anderson – Love You Most

Out now on B3SCI Records is “Love You Most”, the brand new single from L.A.-based Laura Jean Anderson. The follow-up to “Silence Won’t Help Me Now” (also out on B3SCI) “Love You Most” scales a Winehouse-ian set of sounds for a Fader-approved track headlined by a potent main vocal described as having an orange-yellow glow by BuzzBands.LA.

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06-28-18

Kendra Morris – Summertime

Oh yeah, we can most definitely get behind this one. For “Summertime” NYC singer Kendra Morris is outfitted in a perfectly paced mid-tempo instrumental, an excellent pairing for Morris’ main vocal melody which is as cool as the summer is long. Allllllll right.

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06-26-18

Mary Miller – I Found Heaven

A potent and new force blown forth from the land of Liverpudlia “I Found Heaven” new from Mary Miller is one great refreshing idea after another. Our favorite bit is that break at 1:39 with the horns and the choral voices and samples are cascading down like some sort of primal set of gears. A++.

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06-22-18

LAUREL – Lovesick

Our favorite track here at B3 over the last couple weeks is “Lovesick”, the new single from UK singer LAUREL, (so much so it’s the cover track of our Top 12 of the Week playlist for this week). “Lovesick” is a very good iteration of genre “visceral minor-keyed indie pop”, a genre that we obviously really deeply love. Look for “DOGVIOLET” forthcoming from LAUREL on August 24th from Counter Records.

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06-01-18