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Iuliano – Who Knows

The Italian musician luliano has debuted “Who Knows,” a single that draws on classical bossa nova just as much as alternative pop and indietronica. Ambling vocals conjure a Thom Yorke with suave complexity. What begins as a lighthearted stroll down the neck of a guitar descends into a dissonant soundscape of locomotive percussion and scatterbrained falsetto. The track is an engrossing marriage between the familiar and experimental.

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06-01-18

Premiere: Ashley Koett – Call Me [EP]

Out today is “Call Me” Ashley Koett, the new EP from Colorado artist Ashley Koett. “Call Me” features singles “Lovers” and the excellent title track + new ones “White Book”, “Sunday”, and “Bye Bye Baby”. With a sound that draws on influence from jazz and R&B and modern indie pop, rock, etc and Koett’s sound is at varying points throughout the EP surrealistic and dreamy and at other times more straightforward pop. The common thread throughout “Call Me” is its excellent songwriting and well-paced arranging that’s topped off by Koett’s cool, unique, and engaging vocal. Stream the B3SCI Premiere of Ashley Koett’s “Call Me” EP below.

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04-20-18

Eliza Shaddad – White Lines

The awesome Eliza Shaddad is back this week with news of an album (called Future) and the stream of her first new music in two years “White Lines”. “White Lines” is excellent, a minor-keyed rhythm-driven bit of A+ dark pop that sets Shaddad on a firm return footing.

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04-18-18

(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

Guess Genes – Lilly Vine

Houston-based artist Guess Genes has put out “Lilly Vine,” a soft and soporific hybrid between folk and indietronica. Sweet layered harmonies compliment jangly guitar dunked in reverb. Cozy synths and a looped sample delivers us gently down onto our pillow, sedated and grinning.

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03-08-18

Galapaghost – Pulse

The title track from Galapaghost’s new album Pulse is a stirring ode to the attack at the Orlando nightclub back in June of 2016. While the tune suffers from some heavy-handed lyrics, reverberating guitar spins outward, as if remembering those lost. Mallet-like percussion takes you by the hand, and the track locks onto the tenderness of the tragedy. It’s a dark, pop ballad that awards listeners a dose of true reverence—and, man, do we need it.

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02-19-18

Sam Moss – Flowers

Sam Moss of the artist collective and label Lost Honey Records has released a new single in anticipation of his upcoming LP, Neon. “Flowers” is a stunning testament to Moss’s expertise as both a singer/songwriter and a talented instrumentalist. The track shines as tender and accessible folk. While his music has reached NPR, Fader, and WXPN, his audience is still growing—and deservedly so.

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02-13-18

EDEN – Crash

The spare and plaintive “Crash” puts Dublin IE artist EDEN’s affecting vocal and melodic prowess at the fore. EDEN’s Vertigo LP is due in January.

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12-18-17

S. Carey – Fool’s Gold

Sticking to his signature hypnagogic sound, S. Carey is preparing to release his third full-length album, Hundred Acres. Prior to its scheduled debut of February 23, the Eau Claire-based musician has decided to give us a taste of what’s to come. “Fool’s Gold” sports an unprecedented raw confidence. Compressed reverb from an assortment of acoustic guitars sputter and pang ever so gently. S. Carey’s voice is central yet tempered. Is it folktronica or just a highly produced singer-songwriter? I suppose that’s up to you. Check out his Bandcamp to listen in.

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12-06-17

Paul Cherry – Like Yesterday

We’ve been spinning this “Like Yesterday” Paul Cherry record more or less non-stop in recent days. If you’re not familiar with Mr. Cherry’s Lennon meets Dan (with a dash of yacht rock) sound on “Like Yesterday” please change that with the stream below. “Like Yesterday” is the first single from Paul Cherry’s forthcoming Flavour LP.

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11-17-17