1,2,3 Album Release
While the name is a bit odd, locals 1,2,3 are on the verge of breaking out in a big way. Bandmates Nic Snyder and Josh Sickels, formerly of The Takeover UK, had a record deal for their new project before they even had an album put together. If that doesn’t demonstrate genuine talent, then I really don’t know what does. They’ve been receiving attention on a national level from many popular indie media publications and have been making their rounds on the blog buzz circuit. They’re having a little CD release party this Friday at The Shop, and we think it would be a shame to miss! While I’m confident they could have booked a larger space, The Shop is a great place to have an intimate show.
If you’re unfamiliar with 1,2,3 why not broaden your musical horizons? They just dropped their new album, which was available on AOL’s Spinner, but I believe it has been taken down since. They also performed at SXSW this year, were just covered in the German edition of Rolling Stone, and just finished up a tour with another indie band generating a lot of buzz, Givers. Note: if you can’t read German, peep the article if nothing else than for the somewhat homo-erotic photo of the blue-eyed pair submerged in water. It’s eerily turning me on. Hey, fellas!
You can hear one of their songs, Riding Coach, here. Check them out in action below:
Peep their newest video, Work, which was filmed entirely in Pittsburgh.
Joining them for the ride will be the New Shouts, who recently opened the Three Rivers Arts Festival, and MACHETE, who describe themselves as “Puerto Rican rebel rock & riot salsa”. Sounds pretty bad ass to me.
If we haven’t convinced you yet, there’s also free beer. Pretty sure it’s a no brainer at this point. And if you happen to already have plans this Friday, check them out when they open for Cut/Copy in July. The show was just moved from Club Zoo to the Altar Bar, which can only mean one thing – BOOZE!