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The band. The myth. The legend. Formed in Astoria, Queens in the mid 00's, One Hot Second is a acoustic comedy trio whose music includes original compositions as well as a plethora of parody material. Imagine mixing Hall and Oates, Journey, The Smiths, Tenacious D, and Flight of the Conchords with one singer, two guitars, and a lot of booze. The result would be a band that Why Leave Astoria calls "a unique brand of humor and acoustic mayhem that will have you consequently snorting and/or spitting out your drink (or maybe both at the same time!)" Google+
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Big News!

Today, One Hot Second is pleased to bring you this press release:

NEW YORK, April 1st, 2013 – Comedy and parody acoustic rock trio, One Hot Second, has signed a deal to produce three separate music releases. The band, currently Number 4 on the comedy charts, is looking to make an even bigger splash in the comedy industry by teaming up with legendary parody song artist, Weird Al Yankovic, who will produce the albums.

“These guys have been bugging me on Twitter for a long time,” said Yankovic. “I finally gave in and listened to some of their stuff, and I was really surprised. Most of it didn’t suck!”

While no details have been solidified as to the nature of the releases, those close to the deal speculate that the first release will be One Hot Second Saves the Universe, the highly anticipated follow up to the band’s debut album One Hot Second Eats Your Breakfast! Logically, the band would follow that with another long awaited project, The Premature Immaculation, a collection of their most popular holiday themed songs, which hopefully will be in stores and available for download in time for the various holiday seasons.

Perhaps the biggest news is the collection of cover songs, Full Coverage, which will see the boys from Astoria, Queens teaming up with the musicians who wrote the originals songs. Artists already expressing interest in working with the band include Justin Timberlake, Phillip Glass, Dweezil Zappa (who will fill in for his late father, Frank), Phish, Hall and Oates, and former Smiths guitarist, Johnny Marr. When reached for comment, Marr stated, “When I hear these guys play Smiths songs, it sounds exactly like how I want to hear a Smiths song – without Morrissey!”

The normally reclusive band was hard to reach, as they are preparing for an upcoming show, but when news of the deal finally got through, front man C-Fate had this to say, “We were as surprised as anyone! Someone actually wants to pay us to do this stuff. For us, it was never about the money. But money is nice. We have some extensive bar tabs we need to settle!”

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Live at SingleCut Beersmiths

Ever since SingleCut brewery opened up in Astoria, we have been yearning to play a show there. Mostly because we love good beer, but partially because we really want to have a beer named after us. One Hop Second sounds like a good beer name, don’t you think? If you don’t know about SingleCut – you should head over to their website. We even made a little alteration to our logo for the show…

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Want to come to the show – and try some great local beer? It will be April 19th from 7-9 PM! You can RSVP on Facebook if you would like. We will see you there! Warning: We will probably be drunk…

 

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We Are Not Lazy About Giving To Charity – Are You?

You can call us a lot of things – comedians, musicians, parody artists, drunks, lazy bastards, philanthropists…wait, what was that last one? Philanthropists? Yes, it’s true. One Hot Second is proud to be donating half of the proceeds from downloads of select songs in our music library to the Fender Music Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to “strengthen the state of music education, people who believe music is an integral part of society and want to make music more accessible to everyone.” Would you like to get behind that? Yeah, we thought you would.

How do you do it? Well, go to our Reverb Nation profile page and pick one of the songs with the red ribbon and the heart on it to download. This only works through our profile page, it won’t work if you purchase the download through the store on our website. Half of your purchase will be donated directly to charity. You get some great, funny tunes and you help out a worthy cause. It’s a win-win situation!

We also suggest following the Fender Music Foundation on Twitter and Facebook and spread the word via social media to your family and friends. What are you waiting for? Let’s raise some money for charity!

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More Parody – and Climbing the Charts

So another great band cover parody we photographed – N.W.A. – if this was turned down by the magazine article, can you imagine what they chose?!? Just think about it…let it sink in…yea!!!

Parody comedy acoustic band One Hot Second 'covers' NWA
Photos by Angelito Jusay Photography

And if the magazine article coming up next week wasn’t enough – we are climbing the comedy charts on Reverb Nation! We are currently ranked #12 in New York City! Who would have thought it? You can help us break into the top 10 by going to our Reverb Nation profile and becoming a fan, listening to our songs, watching our videos, etc. Every little bit helps! Thanks and stay tuned for more awesomeness!

 

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April Fools!

Yes, it is a little early for April Fool’s Day – one week away! But we managed to pull an April Fool’s joke on ourselves. Due to scheduling difficulties, we had to cancel our April Fool’s Day show. I know, it is very sad. But don’t worry! We are going to be featured in an article in Latency Magazine – check out their website here – and we are planning for a big show soon! Keep coming back for more news. Oh, and sorry about no April Fool’s Day show.

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The Tip of The Parody Photo Iceberg

So, the magazine feature on us is being published on April 1st – we know what you are thinking and NO, this is not an April Fool’s joke. Things are actually picking up for us. And to give you a taste of what is to come, we are releasing our first parody album cover photo today! This is just the tip of the iceberg…just the tip…

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Photo by Angelito Jusay

If we decided to be a Bee Gees cover band, what would we call ourselves? The Bee Jays? What do you think?

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A Photoshoot is Happening

So, it tentatively looks like we are going to be profiled in a local magazine. We know, we are shocked too! So, the idea was bandied about that since we are a parody comedy band that we should do some parody band photos. The discussion on our Facebook page reached epic proportions when it came to suggestions. Here are a few of our favorites:

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This one would probably require a time machine…hanson

This on the other hand…mamas-and-papas-cover MorrisonHotel

Astoria’s most dangerous group?nwa

Hmmm, but who would be Carnie? Just kidding, we know…wilson-phillips

Much like the “Pretty Boy Floyd” photo that is the ‘feature image’ of this post (all the way at the top) – this is NOT happening…unless we get some flesh colored body suits…orleans

What are your thoughts? This may become an ongoing ‘thing’ that we do. We would love to hear what album cover you think we should parody. Leave a comment or let us know over at our Facebook page or on Twitter!

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A Shirt for Smiths and Morrissey Fans Just in Time For Valentine’s Day

While we still try to sort out how we are going to do a Valentine’s Day show this year, we have a special item on sale in our online store for all of you fans of Morrissey and The Smiths.

There is even an organic ladies t-shirt free of harsh chemical bleaches or dyes – because we know you have sensitive skin. Order yours now in our online store. Because nothing says “Valentine’s Day” like The Smiths!

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Free Music from “The Most Interesting Band in the World”

You know what people love? Free stuff. Did you know that if you become a fan of One Hot Second on Reverb Nation and sign up for our mailing list you can download a free copy of our song “Lottery”?

You didn’t know that? Well – you can! Listen to the Most Interesting Man in the World…listen to One Hot Second!

Click here to become a fan on Reverb Nation!