I’ve been meaning to sit down and write about this album for awhile now but I’ve lacked the proper motivation I felt it deserved. Sadly, I still do. However, I’m enjoying it this afternoon and who knows when I’ll really feel like giving my all to writing about it so today’s the day I talk about the band with the crazy name and their new album, Myth Takes. The boys in !!! (Pronounced chk chk chk) are said to have come up with the name after watching the 80’s cult classic “The Gods Must Be Crazy” and making note that the clicking sounds of the bushmen were subtitled as an exclamation point and not an actual word. Different? Absolutely. And as indefinable as the band’s name is their sound. Their influences are wide and varied and their music seems to be a collective interpretation of the many decades, stages and phases of song. Ranging from 70’s disco, 80’s industrial pop and the aggressive longing of the 90’s to funk infused soul over smooth riffs and charismatic house beats their tunes are the perfect compliment to any punk dance party. This is an awesome album to throw on as you prepare to embark on a wild weekend evening of club hopping.
Boasting 8 members, !!! were actually formed from the ashes of several other bands (Black Licorice, The Yah Mos and Popesmashers). After the groups toured together in 1995 they decided that the sum was greater than its parts and !!! was born in '96. Oh how right they were! Nomads it seems, the band has divided their time between the east and west coasts evenly throughout their career and found themselves settling on
Heart of Hearts