Review: !!! (Chk, Chk, Chk)

!!! (Chk, Chk, Chk)
“Me and Giuliani Down By The School Yard (A True Story)”
(Touch and Go)

Californian based dance rockers and noisemakers!!! (Pronounced Chk, Chk, Chk or any three sounds made repetitively) are shaking up the dance/indie rock scene on their latest single “Me and Giuliani Down By The School Yard (A True Story).” For you kids out there that are doing too many bongloads or huffing too much gas to remember, the title is a parody reference to a song recorded by Paul Simon in the late eighties.

Although everything else about !!!’s new single is as anti-folk and non-acoustic as live dance music can be!

Hard driving dance beats supplied by live musicians as opposed to a single DJ or beat box; the nine members of !!! all play integral roles in the rhythmic ambience the band creates when performing live.

With “Me and Giuliani. . .” running just over nine minutes in length, the b-side to the single, “Intensifieder – Sunracapellectroshit Mix 2003” tops the single off with a running time a little under nineteen minutes of music.

In a genre where originality counts, !!! definitely receive high marks when it comes to that! Alongside other bands like the Liars and the Rapture, !!! is certainly a band to keep an eye out for in future years to come.