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[Watch] 1,2,3 Needs New Wheels (Kickstarter Video)

SKOA favorites 1,2,3 need your help! As of recently, the band has been unable to make it out to shows because their van has been breaking down on them pretty consistently. Like most bands on the up and up, while they have the ability to melt your face off live, they lack the funds to replace their craptastic van.

This is where us fans come in. The band has taken to Kickstarter to raise the $10,000 needed for a new van. Supporters can receive anywhere from t-shirts or limited edition 7"s for their donations up to lifetime guestlisting at their shows or even a private performance at your house/party.

For those of you that came out to our 6DB CMJ Showcase and got to see the band for yourself, you know that these guys put their all into their music in addition to being really chill dudes, so even if you can only contribute $1 towards their cause, please do.

[News] 1,2,3 Announce U.S. Tour Dates

Underrated Pittsburgh rocker duo 1,2,3 have had an excellent year, having released their debut LP New Heaven last year and releasing the free EP Dreamland, Pt. 1 last month. Despite their fantastic releases, the pair haven't recevied as much attention as they deserve. But, with the announcement of a headlining U.S. tour, the Steel City rockers hope to change that. Starting on February 25th, the band will perform in 22 cities, including a performance at this year's SXSW. Take a look at all of their tour dates after the jump.

1,2,3 2012 Tour Dates:

2/25 Be Here Now – Muncie, IN
3/3 Great Scott – Boston, MA
3/4 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
3/6 Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH
3/7 Pike Room – Pontiac, MI
3/8 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
3/9 Der Rathskeller – Madison, WI
3/10 7th. St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN
3/11 Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI
3/12 The Gramophone – St. Louis, MO
3/14-3/18 SXSW
3/20 Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA
3/21 Muddy Waters – Santa Barbara, CA
3/22 Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
3/23 Sophia’s – Davis, CA
3/25 High Dive – Seattle, WA
3/26 Doug Fir – Portland, OR
3/28 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
4/10 Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
4/11 Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
4/12 Kung Fy Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
4/13 Red Palace – Washington, DC

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[Download] 1,2,3 - 'Dreamland, Pt. 1 (For Daisy)' EP

Pittsburgh rockers 1,2,3 have released a little New Years treat for all those needing to cure their hangover woes or lull their babies to sleep in the form of the five-song lullaby Dreamland, Pt. 1 (For Daisy) EP. Frontman Nic Snyder recorded the songs with his bandmates and friends as a present for his baby niece, and the recordings see the band going in a new, more ambient-focused direction. It may be a divergence from the band's usually energetic sound, but that sound still holds true on this EP, albeit with a more atmospheric and airy influence. The Dreamland, Pt. 1 (For Daisy) EP is available to stream and download for free below.

[SKOA Christmas Premiere] Vesta - "The Voyeur"

Over the last year, Pittsburgh rock outfit 1,2,3 has has garnered the attention of the blogosphere as one of the most interesting and diverse surprises of the year. The band offered listeners a rock record that wasn't trying to create an identity for itself, it just wanted to give you ten awesome tracks that you'll want to listen to over and over. It was this carefree attitude that stood out the most on their debut album New Heaven, with each song evoking the passion and enjoyment that each band member had while recording it. It was simply an enjoyable album, one that you never wanted to put down; it was one of the bigger surprises of the year.

One of the best traits of 1,2,3 was the charisma and the positive attitudes of the band members, and this translates into incredibly fun music. Chad Monticue, 1,2,3's bassist and backup vocalist, has brought this exact attitude to his other band, Vesta, the project that was born out of the break up of Monticue's indie pop band The Juliana Theory. Over the past few months, Monticue and his bandmates Joshua Fielder, Josh Kosker and Justin Niedzwecki have been recording with the help of their friend and engineer Jonathon Gunnell. So far, the band are recording and perfecting a digital and vinyl set for release before summer of next year, with the song "The Voyeur" to be included on that album. According to Monticue, the track is a rough mix, but from the moment I pressed play, I was hooked. The song is our first taste of what the Pittsburgh outfit will offer up next year, and SKOA is proud to premiere "The Voyeur" on Christmas as a holiday gift for the SKOA readers and the 1,2,3 fans. The fantastic 'rough mix' of "The Voyeur" is available to stream and download for free below, and expect more coverage of Vesta and 1,2,3 in the New Year.

[SKOA Premiere] Vesta - "The Voyeur" by Some Kind of Awesome

[Watch] 1,2,3 - "Sorry Soldier" x "Confetti" x "Wave Pool" (Sleepover Shows)


1,2,3 perform some of their tracks for the Sleepover Shows with the use of an acoustic guitar and a tambourine with the added novelty of what looks like an old rusty vent of some sort for percussion. Whatever works eh?! The band generously gave Sleepover as much time as they needed to shoot and the result is enjoyable here for you today. First up is singer/guitarist Nic Snyder and bassist Chad Monticue adding some harmonies harmonies to the track "Sorry Soldier". After the jump you can peep a performance of "Confetti" and another of "Wave Pool". All three of which are pretty awesome from start to finish. Hat tip to Listen Before You Buy for the heads up on this.

[Contest] [US-Only] Win A 6DB Showcase Prizepack Courtesy Of Thrasher, FLüD Watches and Aerial 7 Headphones!

Can't make it out to CMJ this year? Don't be bummed! We want you to feel like you were right there with us! Thanks to our sponsors Aerial 7 Headphones, FLüD Watches and Thrasher, we have goodies for you kiddies outside of NYC.

Up for grabs from our fantastical sponsors include: one (1) pair of Aerial 7 headphones, one (1) Flud Watch, and one (1) Thrasher t-shirt. To enter, leave us a comment with which band you wish you could see at the showcase. You have from now until Thursday (10/20) at noon ET to enter.

Check out all the different prizes you can win at our actual party on FRIDAYYYY (yes, we are rubbing it in your faces so that you can tell your friends who live here to come out and win more prizes for you!). They have to RSVP for the show to be entered for those prizes, though.

Good luck!

[SKOA Presents] 6DB Unofficial CMJ Showcase!

Okay, so we may have jumped the gun about this announcement on Friday, but what's that new old saying? If at first you don't succeed, call it 1.0.

ANYWAY, Some Kind of Awesome is happy to announce that we have partnered up with the likes of The Audio Perv, Audible Treats and Whips & Chords to bring you The 6DB Unofficial CMJ Showcase. Now, not once but twice in a week, you can come hang out with us at The Delancey and catch some really outstanding bands that we are super excited to be supporting.

On Friday, October 21st at The Delancey (168 Delnacey St. NY,NY)  from Noon to 6pm, you can catch:

The Step Kids

Kid Savant






We've also teamed up with FLüD Watches, Aeriel7 Headphones, and Native Instruments to offer some really great giveaways before and during the show. To be entered for the giveaways during the show, simply head over to the Eventbrite page for the show and RSVP now.  

About Our Partners

The Audio Perv  is a New York-based blog who is notorious for their ability to churn out all artist performances on TV to the internet with the greatest of ease.

Audible Treats is a Brooklyn-based entertainment marketing and publicity firm specializing in print and online media coverage. Working closely with the best record labels and lifestyle companies since 2004, Audible Treats creates customized, effective marketing and publicity campaigns for countless clients, ranging the spectrum from Grammy-winners to self-funded artists including T-Pain, Too $hort, David Banner, Anthony Hamilton, Slightly Stoopid, Black Milk, The Pharcyde, and many more. By combining out-of-the-box creative strategies with industry know-how, Audible Treats plays a vital role in assisting clients to meet their goals.

Whips and Chords is run by Zooey Miller, a professional of many trades (music and sex). Her blog features great new music and advice on sex (you should be careful reading at work, you might turn on your coworkers!). You can also follow her on Twitter.

About Our Sponsors

Aerial7 headphones were founded on the idea that sound can be combined with awesome, eye catching design. Their devotion to art, streetwear, action sports and DJ culture inspire their cutting edge style.

Flüd Watches was founded in 2007 in an effort to bring the watch back as one of the ultimate accessories. Flüd watch's goal is to create unique, fresh watches for the casual and streetwear scene without the pretentiousness or price tag.

Native Instruments creates innovative hardware and software for music production and performance - for producers, guitarists, sound designers and DJs. Their new KOMPLETE8 Ultimate package is the premium bundle for modern music production, live performance, and sound design, and the last word in NI excellence.