Artist of the Week: !!!

Artist of the Week on Musikki - !!!

Artist of the Week on Musikki – !!!

!!! (1996) is an American band that is commonly associated with the dance-punk scene, amongst other acts such as The Rapture, Clinic, Death From Above 1979, and Radio 4.

After spending their first few years developing their groovy approach to post-punk sound at local house parties and touring the States with their self-titled album (2000), the band issued in 2003 «Me and Giuliani Down by the School Yard (A True Story)», an epic and hypnotic track that ranks to this day as one of the major achievements in indie dancefloor music of the new millennium. The politically charged Louden Up Now (2004) was followed by the relatively high-spirited Myth Takes (2007) and the funkier Strange Weather, Isn’t It? (2010).

Their new and boldly titled Thr!!!er is here to prove that the band is still unique in their combination of funk, disco and playful indie rock sensibility.

 

João Pedro da Costa

João Pedro da Costa is a web studies scholar and a music fan.