We’ve been into the recent run of material from Hot Flash Heat Wave, all excerpted from the SF band’s forthcoming Mood Ring EP. “Dreaming of U”, “Head in the Clouds”, and dreamy psych-R&B sounding new one “Sky So Blue” are all winners and deserve your attention. Mood Ring is out Friday (1/11).
SG’s consistency in delivering across varying sounds and styles is gd remarkable. “Again”, which features Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, explores the more dance-y section of SG Lewis’ sound with A+ results.
New from Melbourne AU artist and producer Blasko is “Japanese Hotel”. A cool blend of darker R&B-inspired tones and a French house-leaning main break, “Japanese Hotel” was inspired by a dream. Blasko says, “‘Japanese Hotel’ was written about a dream I had. I never remember dreams, but I remember waking up after this one, saying. “Woah.. I need to write a song about this”. A+ track. Stream the B3SCI Premiere of Blasko’s “Japanese Hotel” below.
Out today on B3SCI & Cannibal Hymns is “Mysterious Visions”, the debut EP from UK artist NANCY. Lauded by NME, Best Fit, DIY, etc NANCY’s debut EP B3 features seven tracks including “Teenage Fantasy”, a cover of Nancy Sinatra’s “Boots”, and new track “French Cinnamon”. Available on a limited run cigarette box-packaged cassette, “Mysterious Visions” is for sale now at B3SCI Records.
That “you’ve got me overwhelmed” melodic turn, those bits of jazzy piano, “STUCK ON U”, new-ish from New York band MICHELLE is a very nice piece of indie songwriting that deserves your attention below.
“Know My Name” is excerpted here from Montreal singer Sara Diamond’s excellent “Foreward” EP. “Know My Name” is a mix of dark pop & alt R&B production shined by some cool electronic finishes and galvanized by Sara Diamond’s cool alto.
The great Ryan Egan is back with a new record in the form of “Won’t You Be the One”. We’re digging the track’s midtempo 70’s-esque aesthetic and the brand new video for the song (which we’re very pleased to premiere at B3SCI!). Egan collaborated with co-director Amanda Taylor Evans for the “Won’t You Be the One” vid and describes his aim in matching the track’s feel, “We wanted to create a visual that complimented the slow-melting, sleepy groove of the track and I thought it’d be rad to base it all around a slowly rotating Spike Lee style dolly shot.”
Stream the B3SCI Premiere of Ryan Egan’s video for the excellent track Won’t You Be the One below.