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Wild Vibes – Don’t Stop

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So Wild Vibes are a new band out of NYC. “Don’t Stop” is a really cool mix of classic guitar rock, more modern electronic music, and great melody writing. The hook on “Don’t Stop”s chorus is as good any in indie rock 2011. Rock.

Wild Vibes – Don’t Stop

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Rating 8.3

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10-19-11

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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10-19-11

Alabama Shakes – On Your Way

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“On Your Way” is new from Alabama Shakes, formerly just The Shakes. Supported by frontwoman Brittany Howard’s husky, urgent, honest vocal, AS play some really excellent southern soul-influenced rock and roll. Otis Redding, James Carr, CCR, The Band, other stuff are just a few of the references here. If you like a little church and/or a little deep fryer in your rock music (we do!), you will want to check Alabama Shakes out ASAP.

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Rating 8.4

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10-17-11

B3SCI on Virgin Mobile Live

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The week’s mix includes subtle tributes to John Lennon’s recent 71st birthday. Be sure to catch new B3SCI Radio on Virgin Mobile Live, Fridays and Saturdays @ 3pm eastern here. Tracklist is after the jump.

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

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10-15-11

The Owsley Brothers – Burden On Your Eyes

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We end the week with an ass kicking c/o of Florida band The Owsley Brothers. Like raw, swampy sounding electric blues as much as us? Yeah, that’s what we thought. Give The Owsley Bros’ “Burden On Your Eyes” a spin below.

The Owsley Brothers – Burden On Your Eyes

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Rating 8.4

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10-14-11

RAVE’S FAVES: The Jim Jones Revue – Dishonest John

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If you haven’t been lucky enough to catch the Jim Jones Revue live, check out their Letterman appearance. “Burning Down Your House” is their aptly titled album, and you’ll probably want to catch up with them next time they hit a local venue.

Jim Jones Revue – Dishonest John

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10-14-11

Dirty Beaches – Lone Runner

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Dirty Beaches is crazy. Dude is totally bonkers but our Mr. Beaches is also soulful as hell. That downbeat clap on “Lone Runner” is enough to get the congregation on their feet. Listen at the pulpit of Dirty Beaches.

Dirty Beaches – Lone Runner

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Rating 8.4

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10-13-11

The Castells – Young Lovers

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If the excellent jagged “Young Lovers”, the latest single from Durham UK band The Castells, is any indication – we will be hearing a lot more from them in the very near future. Somebody get Zane Lowe this track!

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Rating 8.0

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10-12-11

French Films – You Don’t Know

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Listen to “You Don’t Know” and try to guess where French Films are from. Manchester? No. London? No. Dublin? Nope. Finland! French Films are Finnish and are really good. “You Don’t Know” is a great (albeit brief, the track clocks in under 2 minutes) slice of hooky modern post punk. Sound good? Give French Films a spin.

French Films – You Don’t Know

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Rating 8.0

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10-12-11

Brice Woodall – Sea of Knives

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“Sea of Knives”, excerpted here from Chicago indie pop artist Brice Woodall’s “Id Escaped” EP, is one gorgeous stop-what-you’re-doing melody after another. Don’t sleep.

Brice Woodall – Sea of Knives

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Rating 8.0

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10-11-11

First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar

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The Swedish sisters Soderberg return with “Lion’s Roar”, excerpted here from the duo’s upcoming LP of the same name. FAK’s beautiful “Ghost Town” was one of our favorite tracks of 2010 and “Lion’s Roar” is right there in terms of quality. The tune is folky but also references dusty country western balladry, (Think Townes Van Zandt). The Lion’s Roar is due digitally November 8th.

First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar

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Rating 8.3

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10-11-11