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Hot Flash Heat Wave – Sky So Blue

We’ve been into the recent run of material from Hot Flash Heat Wave, all excerpted from the SF band’s forthcoming Mood Ring EP. “Dreaming of U”, “Head in the Clouds”, and dreamy psych-R&B sounding new one “Sky So Blue” are all winners and deserve your attention. Mood Ring is out Friday (1/11).

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01-07-19

B3SCI’s Favorite Songs of 2018

Thanks for listening in 2018. Please enjoy our favorite songs of the year. Stream them all here on Spotify. See you next week!

In no particular order:


Peggy Gou – It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)


DJ Koze – Pick Up


Moses Sumney – Rank & File


Patawawa – Patagonia


Puma Blue – Moon Undah Water


Little Elizabeth – G’day for It


Monsune – Nothing in Return


Leon Bridges – Bad Bad News


Anderson .Paak – Til Its Over


Luke Marzec – Say One More Time


Castelle / Nic Hanson – We Don’t Need to Dance


Laurel – Lovesick


James Blake – Don’t Miss It


JMSN – Talk Is Cheap


Jarreau Vandal – Westside


Nao / SiR – Make It Out Alive


Masego – Prone


Maribou State / North Downs – Kingdom


Extremely Bad Man – Up With the Birdies


Lolo Zouai – Challenge


Loyal – Patterns That Fall


Emerson Leif – Twenty2


Goss – Fever Ray


Caius / Neigh – Your Love


Mike WiLL Made It / Bon Iver – Do You Need Power


SG Lewis / Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Again

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01-03-19

Premiere: Albert Kass – Hurricane

Forthcoming from L.A. artist Albert Kass’ new album is “Hurricane”. A spare acoustic-driven track that reminds melodically a bit of Neil Young, “Hurricane” is described by Kass as “my coming of age-you know, that feeling of loss, of coming to terms with the harsh realization that life isn’t handed to you.” That narrative of realization is neatly juxtaposed on the track to a subtly sweet main melody. Kass further comments, “Now that I’m older and comfortable in my own skin, I’m fascinated by the joys and miseries of childhood, how I perceived growing up, and how that perception changed over time. In writing Hurricane, those bittersweet emotions really worked themselves out in song—in melody, especially.” We’re pleased to present the B3SCI Premiere of Albert Kass’ “Hurricane” below.

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12-17-18

Sara Diamond – Colors

We’re into Sara Diamond’s sound in a major way. “Colors” the latest stream from the “Foreward” project is impeccable and could be a hit on US R&B radio right now.

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12-14-18

M.I.L.K. – Time for Reinvention (Feat. Nemir)

The France-origin indie pop man M.I.L.K. picks up a feature from Nemir for the handclaps and acoustics sound of “Time for Reinvention”.

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12-14-18

Leven Kali – Thursday

L.A. songwriter Leven Kali, who’s previously worked with Playboy Carti, Syd, etc streams the beautiful Los Angeles at twilight r&b of “Thursday”.

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12-12-18

MorMor – Pass the Hours

MorMor, the rapid in ascent project of Toronto artist Seth Nyquist, streams the B3-approved jangle + melancholy sound of new one “Pass the Hours”.

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12-12-18

Still Woozy – Habit

Still Woozy is the aka of Oakland-based Sven Gamsky. “Habit” is the lead single from Woozy’s forthcoming debut EP, “Lately” and is an A++ bit of surreal warm-tones indie pop.

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12-12-18

Interview: The Record Company

The Record Company is one of the LA music scene’s top recent success stories. They recently headlined the Wiltern Theater at the end of their national tour. Lead singer Chris Vos talks about all the work that went into their rise, about their music, and he also has some sage advise for up and coming musicians.

For more details on Bruce’s show “Go Deep with Bruce Rave”, check here.

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12-07-18

Chloe Bodur – Billie

Fresh out of NW London is Chloe Bodur whose jazzy and modern turn on trip-hop song structures “Billie” is one of our favorite tracks of the last several months.

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12-04-18

Arlo Parks – Cola

Anchored by a cool shuffle of bass and snare, “Cola” new from UK singer Arlo Parks, is as hypnotic in its construction as it is effective in communicating a potent melodic narrative. A+

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12-04-18

ESCHES – Go (Nylonized)

We’re digging ESCHES sound. Born in Germany but with roots in the US Midwest. One of our favorite tracks this year is ESCHES’ “Go”. Here ESCHES streams a minimalist and GREAT new “Nylonized” remix for “Go” that we adore. Stream below.

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12-04-18