Only few bands officially entered the, "um, ok, how should I say that?" echelon. The last great one was !!!, a band that inspired such debate that had they not revealed the pronunciation of "Chk Chk Chk," it might have begun to unravel the sanity of their true fans. Now, from Pittsburgh, we have a new entry, 1, 2, 3. Is it "One two three?" Is it, as their myspace indicates, "One comma two comma three?" Seems too literal. Is it simply unpronounceable, like an indie rock Prince or something? Is it just a rhythmic count-off? Is their name how they start every show?
"Confetti" is a big stomping tune, like a 15-story monster trudging through a major metropolitan area. But, in this version, at the end Godzilla links arms with the Japanese people and sways and sings along to this song. Everyone would somehow forget the city was in ruins and the military would stop firing their useless weapons at the sky. In short, bygones would be bygones. Regardless of how you would ever tell someone else about this band (or about the magic realism in this paragraph), they sound like a dose of early Starlight Mints, a slice of Sgt. Pepper behind likeable melody and enough bombast to wink, just a little, at the pop genre.
Listen :: 1, 2, 3 - "Confetti"