MP3: !!! (Chk Chk Chk) – “AM/FM”
As an avid fan of the “geeks become heroes” genre, I’ve gotta offer three big cheers for !!! (that’s pronounced, “Chk Chk Chk”. Duh.) They may look like World Of Warcraft guild-leaders, but get them on stage, or throw them on your stereo, and they will bring the party like no other.
So news of that the Californian sextet (hehe) will be releasing their new album, ‘Strange Weather, Isn’t It?‘, in August, is definitely welcome. Recorded in Berlin, the album is small but efficient – like a Volkswagen. It’s only got nine tracks, but each is meticulously structured to elicit maximum grooves.
Just check out the lead single, “AM/FM”. It’s slick, it’s funky, yet no snare or tom-tom feels out of place. There’s a strange minimalist energy enveloping it – a dark undercurrent too. This is party music of a rare, mathematical perfection. You’re gonna love it.
MP3: !!! – “AM/FM”
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“Strange Weather, Isn’t It?” is out 23 August on Warp through Inertia