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Mainstream American rock music, as you might recall, was in rough shape in the late ’90s. The Alt-Nation era had run out of road for the most part, giving way to legions of awful post-grunge and nu-metal bands soundtracking extreme energy-drink commercials and extreme-sports video games. These were dark times. This was at a time… More »

On their new album THR!!!ER, NYC electro-pop dance impresarios !!! (or, Chk Chk Chk) worked with producer Jim Eno of Spoon, who encouraged the group to make an “album,” instead of a series of dancefloor-worthy singles. The effort worked out well for the group and the new album is flat-out, wall-to-wall fun. We jumped on… More »

It’s finally come to this: The first straight-to-Spotify Stereogum Monthly Mix. It’s the end of an era, and I’m a little sad about it! But it’s a necessity in 2013, and one that will serve this feature well. In theory, over the past three years, this mixtape has functioned to spotlight and memorialize the month’s… More »

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Watch !!!’s “Ooo” Video Directed By Too Many Cooks Creator

!!! released their sixth LP of twitchy disco grooves, As If, last month. They've always had a sense of humor and a goofy streak --…
Peter Helman | November 17, 2015 - 9:03 am

!!! – “Bam City” Video

!!! announced the release of their sixth album, As If, all the way back in the middle of the summer, and now the release date…
James Rettig | September 30, 2015 - 11:44 am

Artist Portaits From FYF Fest 2015

FYF Fest took over LA’s Memorial Sports Arena this past weekend, with headlining sets from Morrissey and Kanye West (who joined the bill after Frank…
Stereogum | August 24, 2015 - 12:53 pm

!!! – “Freedom! ’15” & “Sick Ass Moon”

!!! have announced that they'll release a new album, As If, this fall. It's their first album since 2013's Thr!!!er and was self-produced mostly by…
James Rettig | July 30, 2015 - 10:16 am

!!! – “And Anyway It’s Christmas”

The last image anyone probably associates with !!! is a crackling fireplace, but that's the only thing we get in the 3:42 video for the…
Chris DeVille | December 5, 2013 - 11:36 am

Photos: Bumbershoot 2013

Over 100,000 fans hit the Seattle Center for this year’s Bumbershoot over Labor Day weekend. Performers included Kendrick Lamar, MGMT, Fun., Heart, Gary Numan, and…
Miles Bowe | September 3, 2013 - 2:53 pm

!!! – “Californiyeah (Main Attrakionz Remix)”

Brooklyn dance mob !!! released a video for their hyperactive cut "Californiyeah" just yesterday but have followed it up immediately with a remix of the…
Claire Lobenfeld | August 27, 2013 - 11:36 am

!!! – “Californiyeah” Video

The Brooklyn-based twitchy-funk ensemble !!! shot the for "Californiyeah," a song from their newish album THR!!!ER, guerrilla-style in Japan. Band soundman Jamie Harley shot the…
Tom Breihan | August 26, 2013 - 11:50 am

“!!! – “”One Girl/One Boy”” Video

Longtime seedy disco/funk outfit !!! have their uniquely titled new album THR!!!ER out now on Warp, and a new video for its latest single "One
Amrit Singh | May 15, 2013 - 11:02 am

Stream !!! THR!!!ER

Next week, the veteran New York twitch-funk ensemble !!! will release their absurdly titled new LP THR!!!ER, and we’ve already posted its tracks “Slyd” and…
Tom Breihan | April 23, 2013 - 3:53 pm

!!! – “One Girl/One Boy”

Later this month, the long-running New York itchy-funk ensemble !!! drop their goofily title new album THR!!!ER, and first single "Slyd" promised some very good…
Tom Breihan | April 1, 2013 - 12:01 pm

!!! – “Slyd”

The long-running party-wrecking New York dance-rock institution !!! announced their forthcoming album THR!!!ER last month, claiming that the album will be their high-water mark as…
Tom Breihan | February 12, 2013 - 10:18 am

!!! THR!!!ER Details

For their fifth full-length, !!! are looking to outdo the rest of their catalogue. The album, which will be released on in the spring, is…
Claire Lobenfeld | January 29, 2013 - 11:37 am

S.S. Coachella Jamaica Diary & Photos

The S.S. Coachella sailed from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Jamaica and back between 12/19 and 12/23, along the way featuring performances from Pulp, Hot Chip,
Andrew Youssef | December 26, 2012 - 3:15 pm

Scenes From Coachella ’11: Friday

If you’re at Coachella you aren’t on here. But this isn’t a bad year to be here, all told: YouTube’s live stream features some nice…
Amrit Singh | April 16, 2011 - 3:33 pm

The 10 Best Videos Of The Week

The best videos this week are mind- (and pixel-) bending clips from !!! and Nite Jewel, sexy videos from MEN and Robyn, a Halloween-themed massacre…
jessica | October 29, 2010 - 6:11 pm

!!!, Lee Fields, Future Islands, The Strange Boys @ JellyNYC Pool Party, Williamsburg Waterfront 8/15/10

Strange weather, wasn’t it for !!!’s free show down at the Williamsburg Waterfront on Sunday. Photographer Chris Person braved the ominous skies, intermittent rain, and…
Amrit Singh | August 17, 2010 - 9:34 am