Day Wave – Gone


In 2014 we fell for the minimalist melancholy pop of 25-year-old Oakland native Jackson Phillips (also known as Day Wave) and it has been a pleasure to feature several of his tracks here on the blog. We like the latest muted understatement from Day Wave called “Gone” and hope you do as well. Get set to enjoy its simple lazy-day ambient vibrations and brilliant repetitive emotive-lamenting vocals (which we think are two of Day Wave’s finest signature qualities). Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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Bruce Rave Interviews The Silver Lake Chorus


The Silver Lake Chorus dropped one of 2015’s best albums. They linked up with Aussie artist/producer Ben Lee and then received songs from indie all-stars such as Death Cab, Flaming Lips, Bon Iver, New Pornographers, Tegan and Sara, and Ben himself. Here’s my chat with Music Director Mikey Wells.

Check out Bruce’s weekly “Go Deep” radio show; air dates and times for “Go Deep” as well archived past shows can be found on Bruce’sblog. Don’t forget to follow Bruce on Twitter too!

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Day Wave – You Are Who You Are


Day Wave, the project Oaktown man Jackson Phillips, is following up this summer’s “Headcase” EP with a new 7″ for House Arrest Records and “You Are Who You Are” is the jangled-out b-side to last month’s standout new one “Come Home Now”. Get into it below.

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Sven Van Hees – Soda Pressing


Tune in for the mesmerizing sultry-blusey vibrations of new one “Soda Pressing” from Belgian DJ/producer label-owner Sven Van Hees. This brilliantly sultry lounge-y upbeat-sunny melody-sensed gem is out via the artist’s own label Your Lips. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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Premiere: Reighnbeau – Ghost


Reighnbeau is Albuquerque, NM electronic musician Bryce Fletcher. “Ghost”, the latest stream from Reighnbeau, fits a whirl of kaleidoscope electronics and shards of vocal clips against a soft touch set of layered rhythms. Sample the B3SCI Premiere of Reighnbeau’s “Ghost” below and look for more material from Reighnbeau on deck very soon.

7.31.15 Albuquerque, NM @ Dos Equis Stage
8.29.15 Denver, CO @ Rhinoceropolis
9.20.15 Albuquerque, NM @ Sister w/ Laetitia Sadier (of Stereolab)
9.21.15 Santa Fe, NM @ AHA progressive Arts Festival
10.18.15 Annandale on Hudson, NY @ Bard College

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Jaill – Getaway


Milwaukee psych-rock guitar-pop stylish-weirdos Jaill, who have been on the quiet for several years now since a slew of releases on Sub Pop, swagger in and premiere their brief and classically-harried jangly-guitar-driven pop-catchy dry-wit charmer “Getaway” which is off the indie veteran trio’s upcoming fourth studio album, Brain Cream that is out via Burger Records on June 30th. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

Cop a peep at the Brain Cream Tracklist below and try to catch the band live on their short and sweet Northeastern US tour.
Brain Cream Tracklist

01. Just A Lovely Day
02. Getaway
03. Got An F
04. Slides and Slips
05. Symptoms
06. Change Reaction
07. Picking My Bones
08. Little Messages
09. Draggin’
10. Pointy Fingers
11. Chocolate Poison Time
12. Look At You
13. Sweet Tooth Lovers *
* = bonus track
Jaill 2015 Tour Dates

07/09 – Indianapolis, IN @ Joyful Noise
07/11 – Columbus, OH @ 4th and 4th Fest
07/12 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
07/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
07/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
07/16 – Cambridge, MA @ Lilypad

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Jamie xx – Just Saying (Samuel Proffitt Remix)


Get into the transitive high-brow otherworldly mesh of nature-infused electronica, newsroom cutting-room-floor-style vocal clips and mystifying seductively-tapered female vocal accents on remix-veteran Samuel Proffitt’s new synth-heavy atmospheric deconstruction fix of “Just Saying” the short and sweetly-spacey British-garage-influenced track by B3 favorite artist Jamie xx who just released his debut solo album, In Colour, on June 2nd via Young Turks. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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Day Wave – We Try But We Don’t Fit In


Oakland artist Jackson Phillips, who is one half of the electro-pop duo Carousel, is set to release his highly anticipated indie-pop solo album Headcase on July 17th under the name of his side project Day Wave. We’re into Headcase’s first several Hype Machine top-hit tracks “Nothing At All”, “Total Zombie” and “Drag” which we covered here on B3 pages starting in November 2014. Day Wave’s latest single “We Try But We Don’t Fit In” with its dreamy layered fuzz-pop vocal harmonies, cleverly subtle indie pop-anthem lyrics and simple yet expressive rock guitar fundamentals takes the cake for our favorite track off the album thus far. We look forward to more sublime indie-vibes from brilliant new act Day Wave. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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Day Wave – Drag


The kinetic low-touch guitar pop of “Drag” is new from Carousel’s Jackson Phillips’ Day Wave project.

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Day Wave – Total Zombie


“Total Zombie” is the second track to surface online from Oakland native Jackson Phillips a/k/a Day Wave. Following the buzzy “Nothing At All”, “Total Zombie” moves in a similar lo-fi, immediately infectious bit of real estate. Listen.

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Alex Burey – The Intimidator


The stylistically varied “The Intimidator” is new from Alex Burey’s upcoming debut EP “Inside World”. “The Intimidator” meshes elements of psychedelia (think Soft Moon-era Flaming Lips), 60’s pop and modern rhythm driven indie like Alt-J. Alex Burey’s “Inside World” EP is out February 6th on his Pling Recordings label.

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Aquilo – Human (Marian Hill Remix)


Aquilo mark the release of new “Human” EP with cinematic and hip hop-infused new mix from the ever excellent Marian Hill. Aquilo’s “Human” EP is available now.

Aquilo england (Facebook) (Order “Human”)

Marian Hillpennsylvania: (Facebook) (Order “Got It”)

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