Pittsburgh rock duo 1, 2, 3 have released a new EP entitled Dreamland Pt. 1 (For Daisy) as a free download, as Listen Before You Buy points out. Stream the five-track effort below, or download your own copy here.
Vocalist Nic Snyder originally wrote and recorded the EP to help his niece fall asleep before deciding to release it to a wider audience:
HAPPY NEW YEAR! This is a lullaby, EP tha [sic] was recorded for my baby niece, Daisy. It was initially intended for her and my family only, but I ended up getting very involved in the production of it and at the suggestion of my bandmates (while collaborating with them on its [sic] finishing touches and the second track, It Gets Dark) I decided to let anyone who wants to hear it, hear it.
Its [sic] aim is slumberespecially on its [sic] second halfso if you are remotely drowsy I wouldnt suggest driving around jamming on it.
It mostly flows together, as well, so I recommend completely downloading it and transferring it to your iTunes before listening.
The band may have traded their tensile guitars and jagged rhythms for a softer sound, but Dreamland Pt. 1 (For Daisy) maintains their trademark eclecticism. Against various swaying strings and xylophone drips, Snyders voice runs the gamut from freak-folk whisper on It Gets Dark to Tom Waitsian baritone on Turtle & Bear.
1, 2, 3s debut LP, New Heaven, is also out now. Find their upcoming tour dates below.
1, 2, 3 2012 Tour Dates:
01/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
01/14 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
01/15 – Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR ^
* = w/ Grouplove
^ = w/ Pet Lions