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  • 1,2,3 Release New Single "When the Levee Broke at the County Fair"

    Fri, 16 May 2014 14:35:30

    1,2,3 Release New Single "When the Levee Broke at the County Fair" - Listen now!

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    1,2,3 released their awesome new single "When the Levee Broke at the County Fair."

    1,2,3 combine classic rock with the best elements of lo-fi soul, punk, garage and even classical music sampling. They'll be releasing their sophomore double album Big Weather on May 27 through their newly-founded imprint American Hermitage.

    Yes, we said a double sophomore album! #NumericalAmbition.

    "When the Levee Broke at the County Fair" opens with a colorful barrage of calliope carousel chimes, rickety roller coaster clacks and a wash of screams, all field recorded by the band.

    It's ambitious but it's also good.

    After the ominous intro, the track breaks into a carefree, stomping beat, telling the story with 1,2,3's signature sense of dry wit and humor, complete with a few Van Morrison style sha-la-la's thrown in to drive home that summery nightmare feel.

    But don't take our word for it.

    Listen for yourself.



    Did the levee break for you?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    05.16.14



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