1, 2, 3 :: "Confetti"

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"


BradIsMyHomeboy said...

good find/share and write up.

Ooh La La Records said...

Thanks for the shout out! Buy the 7" on www.oohlalarecordings.com. Also available on iTunes (search: 1,2,3 confetti)

Ooh La La

Anonymous said...

You weren't kidding about not being a fun person. You should stop thinking so damn hard about music and just stop and enjoy it every once in awhile.

32feet said...

I assume you enjoyed our Low vs. Diamond post from way back. Two things, 1) It was a double negative, implying that I am not not fun. Reverse it; you'll find it. 2) No real problem with the band: Boring show, flat crowd, rock is dead. You get the drift.

All for laughs, kids.