SOURCE: Atlantic Records

July 08, 2010 15:04 ET

3OH!3 Walk the "STREETS OF GOLD" Straight Onto the Top 10 of the Billboard 200; Electro-Rock Duo's Much-Anticipated New Album Is #1 on iTunes' "Top Alternative Albums" Chart; "My First Kiss (Feat. Ke$Ha)" a Top 15 Pop Smash; International Festival Dates Slated for Summer

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - July 8, 2010) -  "STREETS OF GOLD," the explosive new album from Photo Finish recording duo 3OH!3, has made a stunning entry on the Billboard 200, coming in at #7 after its first week of release.

The album -- which follows the Boulder, Colorado-based duo's breakthrough Photo Finish debut, "WANT" -- is highlighted by the single, "My First Kiss (Feat. Ke$ha)." Currently ascending the top 15 on Billboard's "Hot 100," the track is shaping up as a summertime smash having spent the greater part of the past two months at #1 on iTunes' "Top Alternative Songs" chart. What's more, a number of additional "STREETS OF GOLD" tracks are also scoring, with three further songs nestled comfortably in the top 10 on iTunes' "Top Alternative Songs" chart.

The deluxe version of "STREETS OF GOLD" is currently #1 on iTunes' "Top Alternative Albums" chart, while also standing tall among the overall top 10. The album was heralded with a special iTunes Countdown, with three exclusive track releases over the course of six weeks, including "Touchin' On My," "Déjà Vu," and "Double Vision."

Meanwhile, "My First Kiss" continues to blow up at radio and video outlets everywhere. The single is a top 20 hit at CHR/Pop while its companion video is in rotation at MTV, mtvU, MTV Hits, and Fuse.

"STREETS OF GOLD" has earned an array of critical accolades, with Alternative Press featuring 3OH!3 on the cover and praising the album in a four-out-of-five starred review for "(sweeping) across a broad range of stylistic tones, maintaining levity while dabbling in comparably serious musical pursuits." 3OH!3 have also been all over the TV, with recent performances and appearances on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, E!'s Daily 10, MTV News and a performance slated for July 16th on Fuel's "The Daily Habit." The duo also continue to maintain their status as online phemons, with "My First Kiss" already streaming over 1.25 million times via their official MySpace, www.myspace.com/3oh3.

3OH!3 recently wrapped a major joint headlining tour alongside Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group Cobra Starship. The duo's performance of "My First Kiss" -- filmed at Kent State University as part of mtvU's second annual "Movies & Music Festival" -- can currently be viewed at www.mtvu.com/video/?vid=516528.

Next on the agenda for 3OH!3 is a series of international festival dates, including T In The Park in Glasgow, Scotland on July 9th; Oxegen Festival in Ireland; the annual Summer Sonic Festival in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan on August 7th and 8th; Belgium's Pukkelpop on August 20th; and the UK's Reading/Leeds Festival on August 27th and 28th. In addition, the duo will squeeze in a hugely anticipated headline tour of Australia, slated for mid-August. A full-scale North American headline tour is currently in the works -- for up-to-the-minute tour information, please check out www.3oh3music.com.

"STREETS OF GOLD" is available in a variety of editions, including standard CD, standard digital, and deluxe CD/DVD, which will be obtainable exclusively via the www.3oh3music.com webstore. The "STREETS OF GOLD" CD/DVD features a 30-minute documentary on the making of the album, a 16-page comic book created by 3OH!3's own Sean Foreman, expanded artwork, and much more, all packaged in a deluxe gold brick.

The album sees 3OH!3 collaborating once again with a number of the studio superstars -- including Matt Squire (Panic! At The Disco, All Time Low), Benny Blanco (Katy Perry, Ke$ha), Dr. Luke (Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson), and Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, The Flaming Lips) -- that made 2009's "WANT" a full-fledged crossover phenomenon.

The electro-rock duo's blockbuster single, "Don't Trust Me," was a true sensation, reaching #1 at CHR/Pop radio while also achieving double platinum certification from the RIAA for sales now exceeding 2.6 million. "Don't Trust Me" was followed by a second major hit in "Starstrukk (Feat. Katy Perry)" which was recently certified RIAA platinum.

Recently featured on Ke$ha's Top 10 smash, "Blah Blah Blah," 3OH!3 has also earned a reputation as a stunning live act, selling out shows around the world and receiving a "Best Tour" nomination at the 2009 mtvU Awards. Other 2009 accolades included a prestigious "Best New Artist" nod at the MTV Video Music Awards. 

3OH!3 music was also ever-present in a host of TV shows, including ABC's Dancing With The Stars, The CW's The Vampire Diaries, and MTV's The City, The Hills, The Real World, and The Buried Life. As if all that weren't enough, 3OH!3 were even featured in a question on the syndicated game show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

3OH!3 is: Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte.

For more, see www.3oh3music.com, www.myspace.com/3oh3, www.facebook.com/3oh3music, www.twitter.com/3oh3, and www.photofinishrecords.com.

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