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LAUREL – Adored

Excerpted from new LP by UK singer LAUREL Dogviolet is “Adored”. The Southhampton-origin singer is one of the most consistent talents in indie pop right now knocking out great track after great track in the lead-up to Dogviolet , B3 favorite “Lovesick” immediately comes to mind. “Adored” is a spacious, rhythm-driven track that’s powerful without being obvious all while communicating what is a pretty clear lyrical message (I think). Dogviolet is out now on Counter Records.

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08-29-18

Cambriana – Lucifer

Coming to us from Goiania in central Brazil is Cambriana and their cool as hell track “Lucifer”. A refreshing blend of more traditional Brazilian music and song structures with modern psych and indie, “Lucifer” is a tremendous song in a distinctive package and needs your attention below.

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08-27-18

[B3SCI Records] Young & Sick – No Static [EP]

Out now on our B3SCI Records is “No Static”, the new EP from Young & Sick. “No Static” follows on from previous Y&S project with B3 2017’s “Ojai” EP, and features three new tracks, title track “No Static” “Letting Go of Giving Up” and a cover of T-Pain’s “Up Down”. Stream “No Static” and “LGOGU” below and head to B3SCI Records for more info on the EP. Dank je wel!

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08-24-18

Henry Nowhere – Not Going Back

We loved Henry Nowhere’s track from last month “Problems of the Heart” and are just as much into Mr. Nowhere’s latest “Not Going Back”. “NGB” sports a tightly-wound rhythm-driven feel buoyed by soft-touch reverb’d guitars and a float on top the mix main vocal. We’re digging the sound.

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08-23-18

B3SCI Top 12 of the Week (08/17/18 – daste)

The B3 Top 12 is back this week with new winners from Maribou State, a big rhythmic pop track from NEIL FRANCES, a cooler from Amine and features cover artist Daste, three talented Australians who debut strong out the gate with “Thinkin’ Of”. Stream the Top 12 now on Spotify and Apple Music.

Tracklist:
daste – Thinkin’ Of
Maribou State / Holly Walker – Nervous Tics
NEIL FRANCES – Coming Back Around
Amine – Dr. Whoever
Blonder – BB Song
Dansu – Don’t You Give Up
The Marias – Carino
Her’s – Under Wraps
Eliza Shaddad – This Is My Cue
Henry Nowhere – Not Going Back
LOYAL – Everything (She)
Cat Power/ Lana Del Rey – Woman

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08-22-18

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