Wednesday, June 22, 2011

1,2,3

Add Date: June 21 

Artist: 1,2,3 

Album: New Heaven 

Label: Frenchkiss 

Genre: Indie rock 

Comments: Back in 2009, a little Pittsburgh-based band known as The Takeover UK was being named "the band to watch" after its single "Ah La La" hit the airwaves. In a cruel twist of fate, they were not able to prove their own hype, as the band decided to split shortly after the songs became popular. Until now, that is.

Two of the band members started 1,2,3, a band that that is slowly building a reputation for its melancholia-pop sound. Their debut full-length album more than delivers, starting with the pounding percussion and winding guitar melodies of "Work" and ending with the twisting and swirling '50s-inspired "20,000 Blades". Including lyrical references to Netflix, The Cure, Jack Bruce and Sinatra, this album provides for an interesting listen.

For fans of Local Natives and Foster the People, this band has finally proven that it's the next best thing. Try out tracks 1, 2, 3, 7 and 8.

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