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Mar 22, 2022

!!! (pronounced Chk Chk Chk) have shared a video for their new single, “Here’s What I Need to Know.” It is the latest release from their forthcoming album, Let It Be Blue, which will be out on May 6 via Warp. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Daniel Rossen, SASAMI, Toro y Moi, Vundabar, and More

Plus Hercules and Love Affair, !!!, TRAAMS, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 25, 2022

Welcome to the eighth Songs of the Week of 2022. With Russia invading Ukraine on Thursday morning (and the increased threat of invasion earlier in the week), it was a bit hard to pull away from CNN and focus on new music. But nevertheless we were able to come up with a good list of songs we liked this week. More

Feb 23, 2022

!!! (pronounced Chk Chk Chk) have announced the release of their ninth studio album, Let It Be Blue, which will be out on May 6 via Warp. The group have also shared a new single, “Storm Around the World,” which features Maria Uzor of Sink Ya Teeth More

Sep 08, 2021

!!! (pronounced Chk Chk Chk) have shared a set of two new covers, delivering dance revampings of Tracy Chapman’s 1988 song “Fast Car” and R.E.M.’s 1992 song “Man on the Moon.” The covers are out now as a double A-side single via Warp. The band has also shared a video for their cover of “Man on the Moon” directed by drummer Chris Egan. More

Aug 27, 2019

!!! (pronounced Chk Chk Chk) are releasing a new album, Wallop, this Friday (August 30) via Warp. Now they have shared another song from it, “Couldn’t Have Known,” via a bizarre and colorful animated video. More

May 04, 2017

!!! (pronounced Chk Chk Chk) are releasing a new album, Shake the Shudder, on May 19 via Warp. Previously the band shared a video for its first single, “The One 2.” Now they have shared another song from the album, “Dancing Is the Best Revenge,” via its video. More

Dec 06, 2013

Looking to spread a little holiday cheer for their loyal fans !!! (Chk-Chk-Chk) have shared their very own original holiday song, “And Anyway It’s Christmas.” More

May 16, 2013

There’s lots of colors and early MTV cuts to !!!’s new video “One girl/One Boy” (a cut from recently released album Thr!!!er). More

Listen: !!! - “One Girl/One Boy”

Featured On Upcoming LP THR!!!ER

Apr 02, 2013

Later this month !!! will release their newest full-length THR!!!ER. More

Listen: !!! - “Slyd”

New Tour Dates Announced

Feb 12, 2013

Recently announcing the release of their newest album THR!!!R, !!! have offered up the first official taste of the album with their track “Slyd.” More

Jan 29, 2013

!!! have announced the release of their fifth full-length album, THR!!!ER. More

Apr 09, 2012

Relatively silent since their 2010 album Strange Weather, Isn’t It? Sacramento band !!! (Chk-Chk-Chk) recently sat down for an interview to discuss the progress of their as-of-yet untitled new album. More

Under the Radar Announces Best of 2011 Issue Featuring Three Covers: Bon Iver, M83, and The Horrors

Plus: Florence and the Machine, Beirut, PJ Harvey, Anna Calvi, SBTRKT, R.E.M., and more

Dec 23, 2011

Under the Radar‘s Best of 2011 Issue has shipped out to subscribers and will be hitting newsstands soon. The issue features three unique covers, each featuring an artist behind one of our Top 5 albums of the year: M83, The Horrors, and Bon Iver. The issue also takes a look back at other artists who have made a splash in 2011, including Beirut, Anna Calvi, EMA, Florence and the Machine, Gang Gang Dance, Neon Indian, PJ Harvey, R.E.M., SBTRKT, Slow Club, St. Vincent, Summer Camp, tUnE-yArDs, and Yuck. More

Aug 17, 2011

Check out photos from Day Three of the Outside Lands Festival, held in the historic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA. The gallery includes photos of Arcade Fire, The Decemberists, tUnE-yArDs, Little Dragon, Beirut, Junip, !!!, Lord Huron and Major Lazer. More

Oct 22, 2010

Today, !!! released a wacky video for “Jamie My Intentions are Bass.” In it, the band teleports, plays with fruit and flowers, and frolics. Or as they like to call it, Friday. More

!!! Ready Remix EP

Jamie My Intentions are Bass EP Out Digitally November 22nd

Oct 06, 2010

On November 22nd, !!! are set to release Jamie Intentions Are Bass—a remix EP of cuts from recently released album Strange Weather, Isn’t It? More

!!! Announces Tour Dates!!!

Strange Weather, Isn’t It out August 24th

Jul 21, 2010

!!! are hitting the road in support of upcoming album Strange Weather, Isn’t It (out August 24th). We have the dates. More

Jul 12, 2010

Treasure Island has announced its lineup for the 2010 festival, held October 16th and 17th on Treasure Island in the middle of the San Francisco Bay. Split evenly between dance music and indie rockers, headliners includeLCD Soundsystem and Deadmau5 (Saturday) and Belle & Sebastian and The National (Sunday). We have the full lineup. More

!!! Get Even Brighter on New Video, “AM/FM”

Strange Weather, Isn’t It out August 24th

Jul 06, 2010

!!!’s new album Strange Weather, Isn’t It is still on the horizon (August 24th), but the dance band shows no sign of taking it easy. Shinny first single “AM/FM” now has an equally bright video. We have the clip. More

!!! to Release New Album on August 24th

Strange Weather, Isn't It? Will Be the First Release in Three Years

May 21, 2010

Dance-rock outfit !!! announced details for their forthcoming album, Strange Weather, Isn’t It?, due out August 24th. We have a link to the stream of the first single. More

Yoko Ono, The Dodos & Magik*Magik Orchestra Added to Noise Pop Lineup

Also: Magnetic Fields' Claudia Gonson, !!!, Deerhoof, Memory Tapes, Scout Niblett, Mirah

Jan 08, 2010

After an initial announcement, the list of bands set to play the 18th annual Noise Pop Festival is growing real long. The San Francisco fest goes down February 23rd-March 1st, and here are a few new notable inclusions: More

!!! to Tour

Currently Recording New Album!!!

Aug 05, 2009

In today’s “really hard to Google” news, punctuation happy band !!! have announced new material and a tour. More


!!!’s Nic Offer

Maturity Without the Boredom

Aug 23, 2010

It’s hard to think that !!! (Chk-Chk-Chk) have been together for 14 years. That’s quite the feat in and of itself. In anticipation of their danceable (of course) fourth LP, Strange Weather, Isn’t it?, streeting this week (August 24), we talked to Nic Offer, singer and leader of the NYC/Sacramento/Portland/Pittsburgh band. More

Remembering First Concerts

Greatest Stories Ever Told

Jul 30, 2010

Musicians reflect on their first concerts. Includes stories from Tegan & Sara, Camera Obscura, Girl Talk, Owen Pallett, Art Brut, The Hold Steady, MGMT, Broken Social Scene, Ariel Pink, !!!, Mew, Real Estate, The Dears, Vivian Girls, Mayer Hawthorne, The Drums, Telekinesis, Fuck Buttons, El Guincho, and more. More


Apr 26, 2013

Thr!!!er by name, thriller by nature. Having set out their stall with an innovative play on punctuation, Sacramento dance punks !!!more readily Googleable as Chk Chk Chkhave been trumpeting long player number five as their high-water mark, a record to finally put the sextet on the map. More

Apr 16, 2011

Following numerous complaints of last year’s festival being far too crowded, this year Goldenvoice the organizers of Coachella 2011 made significant changes to address that concern. A wristband with a microchip is now necessary at all time during the festival, scanned at no fewer than two checkpoints on the way into the festival. Additionally, they also sold less tickets than last year. The result of both thus far (it might just be that many attendees couldn’t get Friday off from work) is a greatly improved experience. Even during headliner Kings of Leon there was plenty of room to maneuver and find a decent spot to watch the show. So in that respect, it’s already a great improvement on last year. This year’s music started off with an impressive array of talent, but had little in the way of jaw-dropping moments the festival has become famous for. More