1,2,3 Release New Single "When the Levee Broke at the County Fair"
Fri, 16 May 2014 14:35:30
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?