I first/last wrote about One Plus Two almost a decade ago, so I suppose that makes me overdue. Information on this quartet was scant at best back then and ditto now. The equation in question were a co-ed indie pop foursome, potentially hailing from North Carolina, and from the sounds of it, it wouldn’t surprise me if Mitch Easter was occupying their orbit (though he isn’t credited here). The edgy record sleeve and oblique title lend themselves to a band with some mystique to enlighten us with, though in the case of One Plus Two their angle of attack was comparatively plaintive. Strum. Jangle. Hooks. Collegiate sensibilities. Etc. Chances are you’ve encountered a record of this stripe before, but for what it’s worth it’s done properly and satisfies in spades. .
01. Look Away
02. Much More
03. Over You
Articles Origin: One Plus Two – Watercolor Haircut ep (1984, New Math)