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Kadhja Bonet – Mother Maybe

Wow. The sparkling 70’s R&B-tinged “Mother Maybe” is the first stream from Fat Possum artist Kadhja Bonet’s sophomore LP Childqueen. Wow wow wow.

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04-02-18

(B3SCI RECORDS) Laura Jean Anderson – Silence Won’t Help Me Now

Here at B3SCI we’re very pleased to announce(!) “Silence Won’t Help Now” by L.A. via Olympia, WA Laura Jean Anderson as a single on B3SCI Records. Written in part as a response to the 2016 election, Anderson describes the record “as an anthem to speak up” and “a personal pep talk to stand up for the things I believe in.” For more information on “Silence Won’t Help Me Now” (which is available now digitally and major streaming platforms) and Laura Jean Anderson make way to B3SCI Records.

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03-30-18

Tyde – Can’t Help It

We’re digging the just-released “Mosaic” EP from UK duo Tyde. Our pick from the strong four-track release is “Can’t Help It”, a breezy dance-able number set with just enough French influence (read warm tones) to stay fixed to your playlists into the summer months.

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03-29-18

Puma Blue – Moon Undah Water

Puma Blue, the South London cognoscente of rough-hewn jazzy pop boots another A+ track through the buzz frame on “Moon Undah Water”. Surrealistic, scattering, jarring, hypnotic “Moon Undah Water” in its diverse arrangement touches off many seemingly disparate points of feeling in shaping what is a duly unnerving but magnetic course. We’re into it. Stream “Moon Undah Water” from the excellent Blue Flowers label below.

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03-29-18

Bronze Whale – Warm

Looking for an upbeat springtime single? Bronze Whale’s “Warm” is a golden little number skating in on warm pop-y synths, expertly mixed and mashed vocals, and some groovy drum and bass. Time to add this to your good vibes playlist and picture yourself in that special tropical getaway you’re always dreaming of.

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03-26-18

Agency – I Can’t Think of Anything But You

Agency’s “I Can’t Think Of Anything But You” is a new track off their recently released LP, Philosophies. With satiny acoustic guitar, wonderfully raw neo-soul vocals, and laidback percussion, I can’t help but compare it to early Frank Ocean and his whimsically enticing R&B atmospheres. The song ends with a masterfully arranged web of flutes. The polyphony is heaven and I’m melting.

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03-21-18

Kainalu – Folds Like Origami

Kainalu’s consistent production shines through on his latest track, “Folds Like Origami.” After hitting number one on Hype Machine with his last track, “Finding Peace Of Mind,” my expectations were pretty high for his next single. Luckily, they were greatly exceeded. This track is bouncey, dancey, and perfect for chilling with friends.

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03-16-18

Denton Thrift – Confessional

Excerpted here from forthcoming “Sight” EP for Majestic Records is “Confessional”, the latest stream from Leeds Uk-based Denton Thrift. The twosome (one from Northern Ireland, one from Devon UK) met up while studying music at school in Leeds and began writing together during a stint abroad in Denton, Texas.

About the track Denton Thrift explain, “Confessional is a song written from the perspective of someone struggling with mental illness while trying to keep a relationship together. Having the realisation that they might not ever recover from the illness, their only choice is to confess to their partner that they may not ever be capable of change, hoping that the truth will solidify them. In a bittersweetness they know their partner will not leave, however, they cannot reconcile with their decision to stay.”

Stream the B3-approved “Confessional” below.

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03-08-18

Beach House – Lemon Glow

“Lemon Glow” by Beach House came out of nowhere. I’m a pretty big fan of these guys but I seriously had no idea a release was on their radar. But this isn’t the fist time Beach House has surprised us with music out of the blue, like that time they released Thank Your Lucky Stars at basically the same time as Depression Cherry. But this only adds to Beach House’s ethereal and authentic nature. What I love most about Beach House is that they stay true to their sound. “Lemon Glow” fits in nicely with the collection of tracks they’ve previously released, and I can’t wait to add it to my nighttime playlist.

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03-08-18

Akurei – Photophobia

Akurei, an indietronica artist from Brisbane, has put out “Photophobia.” The single is a glittery house track with fast paced lyrics, a sea of subtle percussion, and ethereal backing synths. It’s a glitchy ode to the artist’s journey with chronic migraines, and the personal hurdles that have followed.

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03-08-18