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!!! /tʃktʃktʃk/ chk-chk-chk is an American dance-punk band that formed in Sacramento, California, United States, in 1996 by lead singer Nic Offer Members of !!! came from other local bands such as The Yah Mos, Black Liquorice and Popesmashers They are currently based in New York City The band's seventh album, Shake the Shudder, was released in May 2017


  • 1 Background and history
  • 2 Discography
    • 21 Albums
    • 22 EPs
    • 23 Singles
    • 24 Other projects
  • 3 Footnotes
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Background and history

!!! is an American band formed in the summer of 1995 by the merger of part of the group Black Liquorice and Popesmashers After a successful joint tour, the two teams decided to mix the disco-funk with more aggressive sounds and integrate the hardcore singer Nic Offer from the Yah Mos The band's name was inspired by the subtitles of the movie The Gods Must Be Crazy, in which the clicking sounds of the Bushmens' Khoisan language were represented as "!" However, as the bandmembers themselves say, !!! is pronounced by repeating thrice any monosyllabic sound "Chk Chk Chk" is the most common pronunciation, and the URL of their official website and the title of their Myspace page suggest it is the preferred pronunciation

The band's full-length debut record came out in 2000 as a self-titled album on the label Gold Standard Laboratories This was followed in 2003 by the single "Me and Giuliani Down By the School Yard", a lengthy track combining house beats with sinewy basslines, psychedelic guitars, and simple lyrics which quote the title song of the musical Footloose

A second full-length, Louden Up Now, was released on Touch and Go in America and on Warp Records in Europe in June 2004 In June 2005 !!! released a new EP covering "Take Ecstasy with Me" by The Magnetic Fields, and "Get Up" by Nate Dogg The following December, the original drummer for the band, Mikel Gius, was struck and killed by a car while riding his bike

They released their third album, Myth Takes in 2007

!!! performing at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on May 2, 2004

!!! is composed of Mario Andreoni guitar, Dan Gorman horns/percussion/keys, Nic Offer vocals, Tyler Pope bass/various electronic devices, and Allan Wilson horns/percussion/keys Touring members include Shannon Funchess vocals and Paul Quattrone drums The band also shared membership with the similar, defunct group Out Hud including Tyler Pope, who has played with LCD Soundsystem and written music for Cake

Vocalist and drummer John Pugh officially left the band in July 2007 to concentrate on his new band Free Blood Shannon Funchess stood in for Pugh during much of their 2007 tour



List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
  • Released: November, 2001
  • Label: Gold Standard Labs
Louden Up Now
  • Released: June 7, 2004
  • Label: Touch and Go/Warp
4 135
Myth Takes
  • Released: March 5, 2007
  • Label: Warp
195 3 36 135
Strange Weather, Isn't It
  • Released: August 24, 2010
  • Label: Warp
  • Released: April 29, 2013
  • Label: Warp
117 62 121
As If
  • Released: October 16, 2015
  • Label: Warp
Shake the Shudder
  • Released: May 19, 2017
  • Label: Warp
List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"The Dis-Ease/The Funky Branca" 1998 Single-only release
"Me and Giuliani Down by the School Yard A True Story" 2003 84 Louden Up Now
"Pardon My Freedom" 2004
"Hello Is This Thing On" 74
"Me and Giuliani Down by the School Yard A Remix"
"Take Ecstasy With Me/ Get Down" 2005 213 Single-only release
"Heart of Hearts" 2007 Myth Takes
"Must Be the Moon"
"AM/FM" 2010 Strange Weather, Isn't It
"Slyd" 2013 THR!!!ER
"One Girl / One Boy"
"All U Writers" 2015 As If
"Freedom '15" / "Sick Ass Moon"
"Bam City" / "Ooo"
"The One 2" 2017 Shake the Shudder
"Dancing is the Best Revenge"

Other projects

  • !!! 1997, tour cassette
  • Stereolad, a Stereolab cover band side project, containing the members of !!!


  1. ^ a b Coscarelli 2007
  2. ^ a b Seabrook 2007
  3. ^ Anon 2005
  4. ^ Diver 2006
  5. ^ Chinen 2007
  6. ^ Maher & Solarski 2007
  7. ^ Anon 2014
  8. ^ Anon 2017
  9. ^ a b Anon 2017a
  10. ^ Minsker 2013


  • Anon August 24, 2017 "!!!チック・チック・チックのランキング" Oricon News in Japanese Archived from the original on August 24, 2017 Retrieved August 24, 2017 
  • Anon Aug 24, 2017a "Chart Log UK: Numerals" Zobbel Archived from the original on August 24, 2017 Retrieved August 24, 2017 
  • Anon 2014 "!!! Chk Chk Chk discography" lescharts in French Hung Medien Archived from the original on July 14, 2014 Retrieved May 15, 2013 
  • Anon December 19, 2005 "Orangevale bicyclist killed" Sacramento Bee p B2 Archived from the original on August 27, 2010 Retrieved August 24, 2017 
  • Chinen, Nate Mar 18, 2007 "Still Disco-Punk, Still Spoiling for a Fight" New York Times Retrieved Aug 24, 2017 
  • Coscarelli, Joseph July 30, 2007 "!!! Chk Chk Chk post-punk puctuation" The Deli Magazine Archived from the original on August 24, 2017 Retrieved August 24, 2017 
  • Maher, Dave; Solarski, Matthew July 11, 2007 "John Pugh Leaves !!!, Fires Up Free Blood" Pitchfork Archived from the original on May 13, 2008 Retrieved August 25, 2010 
  • Diver, Mike November 18, 2006 "It's no rumour, it's a Myth Takes eight to make it !!!" Drowned in Sound Archived from the original on August 24, 2017 Retrieved August 24, 2017 
  • Minsker, Evan Jan 29, 2013 "The New !!! Album Is Called THR!!!ER" Pitchfork Pitchfork Media Retrieved Aug 24, 2017 
  • Seabrook, Andrea May 17, 2007 "The Musicians of !!!: Making Their Own 'Myths'" MP3 NPR Archived from the original on August 24, 2017 Retrieved August 24, 2017 

External links

  • Official website

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