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Premiere: Payton Odom – At My Door

“At My Door”, the debut track online from Brooklyn via Texas songwriter Payton Odom is one of those extraordinary at-the-beginning moments when a great lyric and melody and perfectly-tuned production come together for a new artist in a most remarkable way. On “At My Door”, Odom matches a spare piano-driven aesthetic to subtle electronics and a cool midtempo rhythm track to a wonderfully plaintive lyric. Odom describes writing “At My Door”, “I wrote ‘At My Door’ while rumbling underneath the East River on my morning train ride from Brooklyn to Manhattan, which is always a bit of a lucid dream. For me, the song is about knowing how to stay safe by staying alone, and wondering about whether the push-pull of a relationship will ever settle.” Stream the B3SCI Premiere of “At My Door” from Payton Odom below.

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11-16-17

Bermuda Triangle – Suzanne

The power team of Brittany Howard, Becca Mancari, and Jesse Lafser are Bermuda Triangle. “Suzanne”, the trio’s second single (following on from “Rosey”) is anchored by Howard’s plaintive main vocal and a cool vaguely Brazilian pop styling that we’re into. Stream “Suzanne” below.

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10-11-17

Teen Ravine – Hall of Horrors

We’re loving the baroque balladry of “Hall of Hours” from Toronto’s Teen Ravine. Really simply, “Hall of Horrors” is a beautiful piece of songwriting and arranged in a way that indicative of a supremely talented artist. A++.

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09-28-17

Premiere: Sean Christopher – Paper Plane Pilot

Dutch musician in Bristol UK Sean Christopher streams great new track “Paper Plane Pilot”. Mr. Christopher whose song “Everything” sync’d internationally in an Audi commercial pulls particular inspiration for this new track from his father’s flamenco guitar playing. The track itself excels on that swerve-y texture in route to a very listenable and magnetic bit of guitar pop. We’re very pleased to B3 premiere “Paper Plane Pilot” below and look for Sean Christopher’s debut LP Yonder forthcoming from Dumont Dumont.

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09-14-17

Curtis Harding – Wednesday Morning Atonement

The Atlanta singer with the larger than life voice Curtis Harding steps up with new joint for Anti in the form of excellent midtempo track “Wednesday Morning Atonement”

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09-06-17

Lean Year – Come and See

Lean Year is the duo of former university instructor Emilie Rex and music video/film director Rick Alverson. “Come and See” is the Virginia-based duo’s excellent debut track.

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08-30-17

Gabriel Black – Pine Trees

“Sad Boy” artist Gabriel Black streams second track online “Pine Trees”. A plaintive minimal number built on some slick use of hip-hop vocal cadence and spare gut-punch guitar stabs. Enjoy it below.

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08-04-17

Gabriel Black – Sad Boy

“Sad Boy” is the debut track online for songwriter Gabriel Black. The spare “Sad Boy” spins about a lone electric guitar grind with lo-fi drums and occasional additional vocal tracks to beef up the song’s more dynamic moments. It’s a great first track. Listen to “Sad Boy” below.

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06-23-17

Yellow Days – So Terrified of Your Own Mind

Reverb-heavy weirdo pop is one of our most favorite genres out (we hope it’s one of yours too), a new entrant to the genre is Yellow Days and the stream for “So Terrified of Your Own Mind” from the Surrey UK artist’s s/t debut EP. Get into it.

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06-16-17