New Audio: !!!’s Genre Bending, Dance Punk Sound

Sacramento, CA-based act !!! (pronounced chk! chk! chk!) have developed a reputation as being among a group of pioneers of NYC’s early 00s dance punk scene as their sound meshes punk rock energy with tight dance floor grooves. Interestingly, out of all of their counterparts !!! may have been one of the few bands who have stuck together and have managed to outlive the dance punk title by continuously releasing a number of albums that have shown thematic, lyrical and sonic growth.

The band’s latest effort, As If is slated for an October 16 release through Warp Records and the band has managed to promote some of the earliest releases from the album through a series of 7″ digital singles. Their latest 7 inch features the upbeat, house music-leaning single “Oooo” comprised of twinkling keyboards, wobbling bass, big beats and falsetto vocals paired with a song lyrically that’s describes an relationship in which its narrator is uncertain if he wants to continue. “Bam City” is a slow-burning yet upbeat tale about traveling the world and being cool, consisting of buzzing guitars and a hip-hop influenced hook. Both singles manage to be subtly genre mashing while possessing a mischievous energy just under the slick surface.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
10/8 – Osaka, JP – Fanj Twice
10/9 – Tokyo, JP – Liquid Room
10/10 – Shizuoka, JP – Asagiri Jam Festival
10/23 – Oslo, London, UK
10/24 – Oslo, London, UK
10/25 – Aeronef, Lille, FR
10/26 – Paris, FR – La Machine
10/27 – Lyon, FR – Transbordeur
10/28 – Barcelona, ES – Apolo
10/29 – Madrid, ES – Joy
10/31 – Bilbao, ES – Bime Live
11/16 – Boston, MA – Middle East (downstairs)
11/17 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/18 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
11/19 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
11/20 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
11/21 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
11/22 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Cafe
12/1 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
12/2 Portland, OR – The Doug Fir Lounge
12/3 – Sacramento, CA – Harlows
12/4 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
12/5 – Santa Barbara, CA – SOhO Music Club
12/6 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
12/7 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
12/8 – Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad
12/10 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
12/11 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
12/12 – Austin, TX – Mohawk (outdoor stage)