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Henry Nowhere – Good Thing

As the Henry Nowhere hype train rolls out the station, the accumulated tracks continue to be very strong. Latest “Good Thing” is a great iteration of the Nowhere sound, on top the PA vocals riding an instrumental of warm reverb’d guitars and hushed drums. Stream “Good Thing” below.

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09-07-18

NEIL FRANCES – Took a While

One of our favorite emerging bands out is right here in Los Angeles in the form of duo NEIL FRANCES. NF’s sound and knack for rhythm-driven hooks mixed to air-y but still direct melodies and tune creation has us pretty knocked out. If you’re unfamiliar, “Took a While” is the title track from the band’s just released EP that most definitely deserves your streaming (or otherwise) attention ASAP.

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08-30-18

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

TEMPESST – Roller Coaster

Yeah! This is more like it! TEMPESST are a London UK five-piece group based around Australian twins brothers Toma and Andy Banjanin. “Roller Coaster” is big and ambitious, psychedelic, all that but it’s also a very cleverly constructed and hooky track with anthemic choruses tipped with just the right mix of organ and falsetto. Indieland take notice, TEMPESST are coming for that crown. TEMPESST’s “Doomsday” EP is out now.

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08-27-18

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

Sunken – Swoon

New to B3 is Sunken, a UK band fronted by Poppy Billingham. Linked up with Handsome Dad Records and set to support Puma Blue on an upcoming tour, Sunken’s new track “Swoon” is a further step forward – matching a cool alto main vocal to jazzy magnetic and spacious production.

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07-05-18

Hana Vu – Shallow

The Hana Vu hype train has long departed the station (co-signs from Pitchfork, Fader, etc) but the immensely talented Vu continues to top herself which each new release. “Shallow” is immediate and potent in a way that demands attention and is a huge step forward! We’re listening, you should be too.

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06-01-18