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Jack River – Palo Alto

“Palo Alto” is new from Australian songwriter Holly Rankin a/k/a Jack River. Wound around a Nirvana-esque groove (“About a Girl”), “Palo Alto” blends elements of West Coast US indie with that aforementioned grunge feel. The result is differentially cool blend of styles made great by Rankin’s strong sense of melody. Listen below.

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10-05-16

KAN WAKAN – I Would (Feat. Elle Olsun)

“I Would” is the second track online for Gueorgui Linev’s KAN WAKAN project. “I Would”, which follows the blogger favorite “Molasses”, is as an arresting statement of formidable artistic skill. Wow.

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10-04-16

Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions – Let Me Get There (Feat. Kurt Vile)

If only everyday could sound like Hope Sandoval.

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09-28-16

Moses Sumney – Lonely World

Like something cast forward from a different, much more advanced, dimension, “Lonely World”, the new track from Moses Sumney sounds nothing like most and run circles around just about everything else out. Look for “Lonely World” appearing on Sumney’s “Lamentations” EP, out Friday.

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09-28-16

Michigan Rattlers – Sweet Diane

More than just an awesome band name, the Michigan Rattlers hale from (you guessed it) Michigan with a fresh breath of Americana. The duo have a distinct delivery with their harmonized vocals and guitar with upright bass in tow. Like all great songs of the genre, “Sweet Diane” tells us a story with the right balance of musical and lyrical simplicity and complexity. A rebirth of roots friendly Americana seems on the horizon, and alongside the paths of artists like Sturgil Simpson and Kacey Musgraves, the Michigan Rattlers hint towards a career of relatable integrity, so long their music stays as on point as it is with “Sweet Diane”.

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09-22-16

Premiere: Mondo Cozmo – Shine

We don’t know much about Mondo Cozmo but there seems to be much to like about this LA via Philly native. With a lot of pretty consistent redundancy in the sound of today’s popular music (on both sides of the pond), Mondo Cozmo clearly doesn’t care to take note about the status quo. Distinct influence by way of decades deep Mancunian/Brit rock is paired with a tactful baritone vocal, reminiscent of icons like Bill Withers and Bob Dylan. Mondo Cozmo is sure to ring home for anyone who appreciates an honest soul in their music. For us, “Shine” is authentically classic and assertively relevant. Be on the look out for more Mondo Cozmo and “Shine” on a debut EP expected in 2017.

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09-16-16

Baron & Byrne – Victoria

We dig the melodic swerves, cool production choices, and overall atmosphere/feel of “Victoria”, the new track from UK songwriter Baron & Byrne. Vaguely psychedelic with its buzzing organ and unexpected chord intervals, “Victoria” finds a magnetic quality in the blend between its alternately surreal and familiar traditional pop writing elements. Get familiar with Baron & Byrne below.

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09-15-16

Premiere: George Cosby – All of Your Love

B3 is very pleased to premiere “All Of Your Love” the new single from favorite UK songwriter George Cosby. Cosby, a nominee for 2016’s Blog Sound poll and a selection of Radio 1’s Best of Introducing, has through breakout tracks “Vacant Grace” “Ritual Blush” & “State of Undress” tallied over 1M streams on Spotify. The talented Londoner excels on new one “All of Your Love” which succeeds through a pair of Cosby’s big strengths A+ writing and potent/impassioned vocals. “All of Your Love” (which is available now to stream below) is a component part of George Cosby’s forthcoming “A Savage Kiss” EP, out October 14th on Yucatan Records.

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09-14-16

Avid Dancer – You Only Like Me With The Lights Out

The L.A.-based marine turned songwriter Avid Dancer is back with his first track since last fall’s 1st Bath LP in the form of “You Only Like Me With The Lights Out”. Dressed up in reverb and a subtly anthemic chorus hook, “You Only” is a very strong return.

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08-31-16

George Cosby – Juliet

Major songwriting talent George Cosby is following up his debut LP Human Touch with a new EP “A Savage Kiss”. Next track up from the EP is the high-drama piano-driven pop of “Juliet”, a track who’s ambition and bigness is equally matched to Cosby’s potent wail.

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08-29-16