!!! Announce New Album, ‘THR!!!ER’

Punctuation fans everywhere rejoice: dance-punk sextet !!! are to return this spring.

Punctuation fans everywhere rejoice: dance-punk sextet !!! are to return this spring.

The band, last seen with 2010’s ‘Strange Weather, Isn’t it?’ (time-travel back to read our review here), have announced they are to release a fifth full-length in April.

‘THR!!!ER’ will be out on 29th April, once again via Warp. And unsurprisingly, there’s a story behind the record’s - ahem - creative title.

Guitarist Mario Andreoni explains. “Over the course of many long van rides and post-coffee verbal riff sessions, we concluded that Thriller didn’t merely represent the selling of a lot of records, it became synonymous with an artist(s) and/or genre(s) artistic high-water mark. INXS’ Kick is the Australian Thriller, Alanis’s Jagged Little Pill is the CanadianThriller, Wham’s Make It Big is the blow-dryer’s Thriller, every recording by the 13th Floor Elevators is the dosed-man’s Thriller,Sister Ray by Velvet Underground is the Thriller of musical fever dreams. One day at the studio, Nic [Offer, vocalist] drew THR!!!ERon a napkin and I liked it, then we made our THR!!!ER.”

The album was recorded with Spoon drummer Jim Eno, who described his method as “They had this working flow that was a little rigid and I wanted to break them out of it,”.

The tracklisting for ‘THR!!!ER’ is:

1. Even When The Water’s Cold
2. Get That Rhythm Right
3. One Girl/ One Boy
4. Fine Fine Fine
5. Slyd
6. Californiyeah
7. Except Death
8. Careful
9. Station (Meet Me At The)

!!! are already confirmed to appear at the TV on the Radio-curated ATP this May.

Tags: !!! (Chk Chk Chk), News

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