Pittsburgh's 1,2,3 gained our attention last year with their singles "Confetti" and "Cant Bribe God". Nic Snyder and Josh Sickels were signed to Frenchkiss Records late 2010, and their debut album is expected to release later this year. The group's name may be unusual, but their music is a pleasing assortment of recognizable sounds. 1,2,3 lists Lennon as their number one musical influence, which is incredibly evident through Snyder's vocals and the rhythm of "Confetti". Once integrated with their synth pop, the Beatles nuances, in addition to their appreciation for 60's R&B, deliver a gratifying, contemporary interpretation of early legends.
1,2,3 has provided a glimpse into their upcoming album by releasing its first single, "Ride Coach". The track proves that the duo is yet to sever ties with their influencers. The opening drive of the song is whelmed by a funky, 70s bass line, and the occasional, choral echoes emit nostalgic images of snapping and swaying backup singers. "Ride Coach" embodies an absorbing flashback while it remains relevant to modern pop.