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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

Milo Greene – Move

We’re digging the latest turn toward late 70’s pop influence in Milo Greene’s sound on “Move”, the lead single from forthcoming third album Adult Contemporary. The track itself is boosted by very sticky set of chorus hooks and cool tranche of minor-keyed instrumentation that will transport you pretty quickly to the Rumours tour bus circa 1977 (minus the coke and weird leather vests).

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06-01-18

Premiere: KAWALA – Funky

With a 1M stream Spotify single under their belt (“Do It Like You Do”) and several sold out London shows to their name UK duo KAWALA’s arrow is pointing decidedly up. New single “Funky”, which we are very pleased to premiere here at B3, combines a cool, measured tunefulness to cascading polyrhythms and runs of candy sweet guitar. “Funky” is out May 24 on Mahogany Records.

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05-23-18

[B3SCI Records] Molly Moore – Third Eye High EP

Out today on B3SCI Records is “Third Eye High” the new EP from Molly Moore. The new four song EP showcases Moore’s soul and jazz-influenced blend of dreamy pop built on kaleidoscope synths and swirling brass textures. “Third Eye High” features singles “Tough Love”, “No Stress”, latest track “Catch and Release”, and “Lighten Up” and is available now digitally from B3SCI Records.

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05-11-18

Premiere: Arroyo – Please Just Let Me Know

“Please Just Let Me Know” is the debut track online for Gold Coast, AU duo Arroyo. A minor-key mid-tempo stomper, “Please Just Let Me Know” is full up with great and creative hooks and a melody that sounds ready to be belted back by thousands in a stadium somewhere. A promising debut. Stream the B3SCI Premiere of “Please Just Let Me Know” by Australian twosome Arroyo below.

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05-03-18

Berhana – Whole Wide World

Last week, I had the pleasure of discovering Berhana at a free live-show and was more than impressed with his performance. The crowd really enjoyed his cover of “Whole Wide World,” as his beachy, laid-back vibe offered a new perspective on the track originally done by Cage The Elephant. Chill out and enjoy this track.

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04-27-18

Premiere: Nick Dorian – Hamburg Style [EP]

We were very impressed a few weeks back with Nick Dorian’s single “Yawn” so much so that we added it to our Top 12 of the Week playlist so we obviously jumped at the chance to premiere Dorian’s out today EP “Hamburg Style”. What caught us initially with “Yawn” is present too throughout the EP, that’s Nick Dorian’s great and unique handle on indie pop songwriting, distilling several semi-orthogonal genre/influences (70’s pop, current indie pop, funk-influenced pop, jazz, etc) into something that sounds fresh and draws you immediately in. Stream the B3SCI Premiere of the “Hamburg Style” below.

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04-27-18

Premiere: Ashley Koett – Call Me [EP]

Out today is “Call Me” Ashley Koett, the new EP from Colorado artist Ashley Koett. “Call Me” features singles “Lovers” and the excellent title track + new ones “White Book”, “Sunday”, and “Bye Bye Baby”. With a sound that draws on influence from jazz and R&B and modern indie pop, rock, etc and Koett’s sound is at varying points throughout the EP surrealistic and dreamy and at other times more straightforward pop. The common thread throughout “Call Me” is its excellent songwriting and well-paced arranging that’s topped off by Koett’s cool, unique, and engaging vocal. Stream the B3SCI Premiere of Ashley Koett’s “Call Me” EP below.

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04-20-18

Premiere: Little Elizabeth – Gday For It

Yes! We’re especially stoked to premiere the video for one of our favorite songs of the year so far “G’Day For It” from Little Elizabeth. On “G’day For It” the Melbourne AU trio channel the sound of lo-fi visceral funk birthed in the late 70’s by artists like Latimore and George McCrae. The sound of “G’day For It” is cool as hell. The video finds the Little Elizabeth crew fitted to “G’day For It”s midtempo BPMs amidst the sunny back-lit rolling hills and skate parks of Australia. Stream the B3 Premiere of the video for Little Elizabeth’s “G’day For It” below.

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04-19-18