- 10:49 AM, Oct 05
3OH!3 is an electronica duo consisting of Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte. They met for the first time during a physics class at University of Colorado, and embarked on a close bond ever since. Then, they decided to form a musical act with the name of 3OH!3, which was taken from the 303 area code which covered Boulder, Aurora, and the Denver metropolitan area.
3OH!3 made several live performances in the local area for such events as Grace Gale, Signal to Noise and The Blackout Pact before then dropping a self-titled indie debut album "3OH!3" in 2007. "We had it pretty easy. We had a lot of friends in bands who chaperoned us around and got us shows, and that was enough hype or buzz to get us going on our own," Nathaniel said of their recruitment as musical guest at the local events. This duo gained their first major show during 2007 Warped Tour in Florida.
In April 2008, 3OH!3 were signed to Photo Finish Records (a subsidiary of Atlantic Records). Following the deal, they were billed to sing in all venues of Warped Tour 2008 with the exception of Philadelphia on July 25. When the Warped Tour 2008 Compilation album was outed, their song "Punkbitch" is featured on it.
Their hectic schedule of singing in many big concerts didn't prevent them from hitting studio for a sophomore set. They brought out another record called "Want" across United States on July 8, 2008. In finishing the album, they worked with acclaimed producer Matt Squire who is best known for his work with Boys Like Girls and Panic! At the Disco.
The first single from the effort was titled "Don't Trust Me". It was a huge success, peaking at number 8 on Billboard Hot 100. Featured on two episodes of popular TV series "The Hills", the song was a controversial one since it carried lyrics "Shush girl, shut your lips/Do the Helen Keller, and talk with your hips", which were considered as misogynist.
As for the album itself, it reached number 44 on Billboard Hot 200 and climbed to number 2 on Billboard Top Electronic Albums chart. The effort pulled in over 1.2 million individual track downloads and sold more than 199,000 copies worldwide.
3OH!3 continued to invade big events in 2009. They headlined Alternative Press Tour across U.S. with Family Force 5, The Maine, A Rocket to the Moon,