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3OH!3 “Streets Of Gold” Album First Listen & Review
June 28, 2010, 4:17 pm
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3OH!3’s long awaited sophomore album, Streets of Gold drops tomorrow (6.29) leaving fans only hours away from listening to new music.

First rising on the scene by adding a catchy beat to thrash songs, the duo made up of friends Nat Motte and Sean Foreman from Colorado began moving from local areanas to traveling on Vans Warped Tour where they quickly gathered a strong following.

With success of their first single, Don’t Trust Me, the band continued hitting airwaves with their song, Starstrukk ft. Katy Perry, and more recently, their work on Ke$ha’s Blah Blah Blah, followed by her lending her voice to their single, My First Kiss.

Continuing their success with a perfectly timed sophomore album, Streets of Gold was made during a three month studio dedication, but with their more mainstream fan base thanks to gaining Katy Perry and Ke$ha fans, they also made their sound more mainstream as well.

Moving away from the music that made them famous (I’m Not Your Boyfriend, PunkB***h) they traded in the harsh words for repetitions of “Oh Oh Oh’s” and “Fa La La La La’s”. Surely their male audience may have some concerns with the new sound, but the question remains, will they keep their fans and continue growing, or have mainstream listeners for a few songs that have celebrity features?

With the opening track, Beaumont similar to 3OH!3’s sound in their debut album WANT, as well as the second track, I Can Do Anything, while not radio friendly, the songs will please the old fans. From there however, the rest is made for radio, and more targeted, teen girls. While not love songs, the tracks including, Deja Vu and Touchin On My are not something guys will be quick to blast this summer.

The album is good, and does make for a great listening, as long as you don’t listen for too long. With the chorus’ being very similar in many songs, there isn’t enough difference to make the album enjoyable to listen from start to finish in one sitting. Talent did go into their tracks including, Streets of Gold of which the album was titled, but others require some patience in getting through. Are 3OH!3 growing as artists, yes, we’re just not sure they fully perfected their niche and confidence just yet.

Streets of Gold drops June 29th wherever music is sold.

First Listen: 3OH!3 ‘Double Vision’
June 15, 2010, 2:24 pm
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3OH!3 will be celebrating the release of their sophomore album, Streets of Gold on June 29th, but the duo is already releasing some of the songs early.

After all three of their track releases off of Streets of Gold have already made it onto the Billboard Top 100, Sean and Nat, premiered their fourth song, Double Vision today (6.15)

Following the “Na Na Na Na Na Na” chorus line of the other singles, Double Vision makes itself distinct in that it offers more of a summertime vibe than the others, perfect for the months following.

Listen below and comment what you think of the track!

First Listen: 3oh!3 “I Can Do Anything”
June 8, 2010, 11:17 pm
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3oh!3 gears up for their sophomore album, Streets Of Gold to premiere this month, and leading up to the release, we have a song from the album for you to preview. Titled, “I Can Do Anything”, the gentlemen go back to their debut album sound being a little rougher around the edges…just how we like it!

What do you think of “I Can Do Anything?”

3oh!3 Streets Of Gold ALbum Details

3oh!3 have their sophomore album, Streets of Gold out next month, and SB can offer you a preview of what they have in store. With collaborations including Ke$ha, Katy Perry, and Cobra Starship, their music is sure to be both bought on iTunes as well as played on radio stations everywhere. 

Already the band has released a few preview songs including, House Party, My First Kiss, and Touchin’ On My, but it is the songs no one has heard yet, including Double Vision, that will be hopping up the musical charts. The gentlemen do in fact have a different sound than their debut album, most of the songs are toned down and slightly more appropriate for a wider audience, but it seems to be working whether or not they like it. 

During their San Deigo Soma concert on May 29th, the crowd was mostly 14-17 year old boys and girls in tight jeans and revealing tops and dresses, a far cry from their Warped Tour days just a year before. Yet, there is no sign of them losing their original fan base, rather growing a broader following, a path that has been paved in gold.


1. Cover

2. Beaumont

3. I Can Do Anything

4.My First Kiss (featuring Ke$ha)

5. Déjà Vu

6. We Are Young

7. Touchin On My

8. House Party

9. R.I.P.

10. I Know How To Say (featuring Katy Perry)

11. Double Vision (featuring Cobra Starship)

12. I’m Not The One

13. Streets Of Gold

14. See You Go

15. Love 2012

3Oh!3 Prepare Fans For Another Ke$ha Collaboration
April 2, 2010, 4:54 pm
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3OH!3 helped teach boys lessons on Ke$ha‘s hit “Blah Blah Blah” and she’s returning the favor on the guys’ next album, Streets of Gold. “First Kiss” was recorded before Ke$ha stormed the charts with “Blah,” and it was actually the backdrop for the first meeting between the party-loving singer and the similarly celebration-happy duo.

3Oh!3’s Sean Foreman recalled how he and bandmate Nathaniel Motte were first introduced to the “Tik Tok” singer.

“We were working with our buddy Benny Blanco and Dr. Luke [on ‘Kiss’], and we had a line for the song. It’s kind of a call and response, and Luke’s like, ‘I know this girl.’ We worked with her and we got a friendship since then,” he said.

“She’s rad,” Motte added. “The success she had with ‘Tik Tok’ was amazing.”

As of now this collaboration with Ke$ha is the only guest appearance on the album, which comes out in June. But the guys note that they’re open to inviting other artists into the studio.

“It’s nice to work [with friends], like when we worked with Katy Perry [on ‘Starstrukk’],” said Foreman.

Are you excited for the new 3Oh!3 album?

3OH!3 Explore Streets Of Gold In The Studio
March 2, 2010, 4:47 pm
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After extensive touring on the strength of their top 10 hit “Don’t Trust Me,” electro-rap duo 3OH!3 finally got a chance to start working on a follow-up album last month. “Sean [Foreman] and I went up to the mountains in Colorado for 10 days and wrote, like, 15 songs, super-quick,” co-lead vocalist Nathaniel Motte tells the Music Mix.

Next Motte and Foreman headed to L.A., where they’ve been logging studio hours with producers including Dr. Luke (Ke$ha), Benny Blanco (“Don’t Trust Me”), and Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, The Bird and the Bee). By now they’re about 25 potential tunes and counting into their third full-length, which they hope to release this June. While they’re far from done recording, they have settled on a title for the album:Streets of Gold. “It just felt right and big and epic and happy,” Motte explains. “It’s hopefully timeless.”

This is the first time 3OH!3 has had the luxury of staying in the studio for so long. “We recorded our last CD in, like, three and a half weeks, so it was definitely a lot quicker. There’s definitely an advantage to having this much time to refine our stuff. I think I’ve learned a lot as a producer, as a songwriter, and as a beatmaker. Hopefully this stuff is going to sound a lot bigger and more well-rounded…We’ve been doing some classic straight-up electro songs, and then we’ve also been doing some throwback-sounding stuff, some slower stuff, and then some harder rap stuff.”

One thing 3OH!3 don’t plan to do on Streets of Gold is tone down their lyrical style, which has been widely criticized as sexist. (Sample line from “Don’t Trust Me”: “Shush girl, shut your lips/Do the Helen Keller and talk with your hips!”) “No,” Motte says with a chortle. “We’re going full-ahead with the sexism and misogyny. We’re trying to blaze new trails.” He laughs again. “Nah, man. I think we still like to write some things that are definitely tongue in cheek and more based on punchlines, poking fun at relationships and whatever. I dunno. I guess I’d have to go through and see if there’s something offensive in there. I actually would hope that there is. You know, it makes it a little funny.”