Release Date: Mar 6, 2007
Record label: Warp
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Dance
Of all the dance-punk revivalists, !!! has been the most consistently interesting and challenging, not to mention the group most likely to fill the dancefloor on indie rock night. While their previous album, the political and righteous Louden Up Now, was good enough to vault them to the level of the bands that inspired them (Gang of Four, the Pop Group, Liquid Liquid), Myth Takes firmly establishes them there. It's a different fire that burns here for !!!, mostly setting aside political concerns for fiery dancefloor rave-ups.
Coming on like Hot Chip's older, sleazier brothers, US discopunk collective !!! (pronounced ChkChkChk) ditch the politics and look-at-me profanity from their third album. Its dense layers and grooves take in Krautrock, Afropop, funk, techno and disco, while vocalist Nic Offer's occasionally noxious persona is reined in. They even find room for some singable tunes - Must Be the Moon and Heart of Hearts - amid the jamming.