3OH!3 (pronounced “three oh three”) is an electropop duo from Boulder, Colorado. Fronted by Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte, the band is named after the 303 area code, which covers Boulder, Aurora, and the Denver metropolitan area.
Their self-released first album (3OH!3, 2007) went unnoticed but Want, the band’s sophomore effort and major label debut, managed to cause some stir in the US and became a minor hit. Combining hip-hop with dirty synths and electro-emo angst, this record features rather shallow and controversial lyrics, but the hooks are more than enough to suffice. So instead of getting offended by lines like “shush, girl and shut your lips / do the Helen Keller and talk with your hips“, crank up the volume and start dancing.