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Interview:
3OH!3 happy to be out of studio and back on the road
 

By GARY GRAFF
for Journal Register Newspapers

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After being "stuck in the studio sitting on our (butts) for long amounts of hours," Sean Foreman says he and musical partner Nathaniel Motte -- aka the dance/pop duo 3OH!3 -- are anxious to be back out on the road, even if their fourth album, "Omens," doesn't come out until mid-December.

"It's been awhile since we've been back on the road," says Foreman, 27, "so it'll be nice to get back out and kind of set (the album) up and get some interest out there. You obviously don't have the promotion that a new CD brings, but we can play some of the new tracks to get it out there and get some interest going.

"Of course, after a couple of months we'll be like, 'Man, I can't wait to sleep in my own bed and use a shower that hasn't been used by a million other people...' But it'll be awesome to see all the cities we go through and see the fans again."

Foreman and Motte wrote more than 20 songs that they considered for "Omens," recording in their basement studio in Boulder, Colo. "You're Gonna Love This" is already out as a single, but Foreman says that even though 3OH!3's previous hits have made use of high-profile guests such as Katy Perry ("Starstrukk") and Ke$ha ("My First Kiss"), the duo has decided to make keep "Omens" in-house.

"We met them early in their careers and became friends first and were just stoked to be on tracks with each other," Foreman explains. "Those things were very organic. I think with this album we wanted to get back to basics. We really want to put our foot forward as 3OH3! and showcase what we do and what we can do. That's the primary focus of the album. We worked with some producers, but the brunt of it is really us."

3OH3!, Outta Sight and Silas perform Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $22.50 in advance, $25 day of show. Call 248-858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

Web Site: www.thecrofoot.com

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