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Kris Mars – Conversation With Myself

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Kris Mars flips the classic XX “Intro” and it takes. No denying “Conversation With Myself” is hungry.

Kris Mars – Conversation With Myself

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Rating 8.5

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reviewed by
10-26-11

RAVE’S FAVE: Thomas Dolby – Spice Train

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I was Dolby’s A&R guy at Capitol when “She Blinded Me With Science” came out. The Golden Age of Wireless album was already released but when Thomas played “Science” for me, there was no way we could wait. I suggested a special release for “Science” which Thomas agreed to. The song went to #3. His first studio album in 20 years drops today. It’s really good but mostly pretty quiet. The dancy “Spice Train” contains lots of the fun we remember Thomas for. It’s so good to have him back and making fine music again. Sure I’m biased but if you’re a Dolby fan, I doubt you’ll fault me for this pick. Contributed by Bruce Rave

Thomas Dolby – Spice Train

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Check out Bruce’s “Go Deep” show on Friday’s around 2p Pacific, 5p Eastern. Also listen to past shows at Bruce’s blog.

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10-25-11

JMSN – Alone

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If you dig anything The Weeknd is doing with pop music, shit if you dig slow jams with soul then you need to give “Alone” a spin. #LUSHASFUCK. The self produced track by JMSN is the strong follow up to his debut song “Hotel”. Somebody get Drake on this shit.

JMSN – Alone

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Rating 8.6

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10-25-11

Ashtar Command – Save Me (feat. Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)

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Intergalactic super collective of rock veterans Chris Holmes and Brian Liesegang team up with the one and only Alex Ebert for a stellar collaboration. Folky, anthemic, Ziggy Stardust and commercial are just few words to describe the record which talks the masses.

Ashtar Command – Save Me (feat. Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)

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Rating 8

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10-25-11

Adrian Lux – Alive (Feat. The Good Natured)

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Swedish producer Adrian Lux teams up with “it” group The Good Natured for the new single “Alive”. The track gets us moving, give it a go for yourself.

Adrian Lux – Alive (Feat. The Good Natured)

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Rating 8.4

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10-25-11

The Peach Kings – Thieves and Kings

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New single “Thieves and Kings” is yet another cruisin friendly, gypsiedelic banger from LA based duo The Peach Kings. The band play tonight at Bootleg Theater in Silverlake, don’t miss it. Peep the new Paul Trillo video for the track below.

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Rating 8.4

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10-24-11

B3SCI on Virgin Mobile Live (feat. Small Black)

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Josh from Small Black calls in this week to talk about the band’s new Moon Killer mixtape being released on 11.11.11, the issues related with sounding like, #occupywallstreet and more. Catch new B3SCI Radio on Virgin Mobile Live, Fridays and Saturdays every week 12pm pac/ 3pm east.

Click for b3sci radio archives and be sure to check out fam Virgin Mobile Live and Abbey Braden!

TRACK LIST:

A$AP Rocky – Out of This World
Coldplay – Princess of China (Feat. Rihanna)
mic up: Birdy – Shelter (Essays Tearful Remix) (Edit)
Dirty Beaches – Lone Runner
The Owsley Brothers – Burden On Your Eyes
mic up: Massive Attack – Paradise Circus (Burial Remix)(edit)
Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Won’t Back Down (Tom Petty)
mic up: Rave’s Fave
Justice – Parade
Lana Del Rey – Video Games (Joy Orbison Remix) (edit)
Small Black – Weird Machines
Interview part 1: Josh from Small Black call’s in
Small Black – Two Rivers (Feat. Heems)
Interview part 2: Josh from Small Black call’s in
Small Black – Moon Killer

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10-22-11

The Alcoves – Now

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“Now” just sounds like an edgier pop recurrent you could have heard on alternative radio over the past 15 years yet it would still feel right at home after a new track by The Vaccines. With an LP in the works the Swedish 5 piece is something on the radar.

The Alcoves – Now

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Rating 8.1

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10-22-11

The Phenomenal Handclap Band – Following

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The trance inducing “Following” is new via NYC cult-lective The Phenomenal Handclap Band. But seriously how can you not get down to this? It’s Poptronic we tell you. Just try getting this one out of your head after a few spins. “Come and join us”!

The Phenomenal Handclap Band – Following

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Rating 8.1

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10-21-11

Fuck Art, Let’s Dance! – The Conqueror

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“The Conqueror” is the debut single by way of German three piece Fuck Art, Let’s Dance! Just check that chorus and watch dance floors everywhere celebrate!

Fuck Art, Let’s Dance! – The Conqueror

Fuck Art, Let’s Dance! germany (Facebook)

Rating 8.1

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10-20-11

The Vaccines – Tiger Blood

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“Tiger Blood” is the latest from b3sci favs The Vaccines. The track, which was produced by The Strokes Albert Hammond Jr, will be the b-side to the band’s upcoming “Wetsuit”, due December 4th. Be a dude and sample the jangly “Tiger Blood” below.

The Vaccines – Tiger Blood

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Rating 8.3

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reviewed by
10-19-11

Best Coast & Johnny Marr – In Your Sleep

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Ray Ban threw some dolla bills at the legendary Johnny Marr and Best Coast girl Betheny Cosentino and the result is this “In Your Sleep” song. Marr also spread that sunglasses cash to Tom Vek, Au Revoir Simone and others for the project.

Best Coast & Johnny Marr – In Your Sleep

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Rating 7.8

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reviewed by
10-19-11