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26 Essential Songs From The NYC Rock Resurgence

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 »

By: Ryan Leas / November 19, 2014 - 10:26 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 dance-punk veterans’ new sentimental holiday single “And Anyway It’s Christmas.” For that matter, !!! is probably the last band anyone expects to release a sentimental holiday single. (More like ???,… More »

By: 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 Death Cab For Cutie playing their now 10-year-old LP Transatlanticism start to finish. Our photographer Alex Crick caught those acts and a bunch more; check out his pics in the… More »

By: 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 track featuring Bay Area cloud rap duo Main Attrakionz. The cut has been stretched out, finding a middle ground between the two group’s distinctive but totally polar signature speeds and… More »

By: 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 members of the band onstage, on the street, and in a glass elevator, with them lip-syncing to the song the whole time. (He also captured the exact moment where security… More »

By: 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 Girl/Bone Boy.” What this means for you at home is another opportunity to see Nic Offer’s short-shorts in motion, inside a florally psychedelic and energetic visual treatment. As Tom noted,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 15, 2013 - 11:02 am

Turntable Interview: !!!

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 o… More »

By: Melissa Locker / May 9, 2013 - 2:07 pm

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 “One Girl/One Boy.” Listening to the whole thing now, it’s easily the most polished, least itchy thing the band has ever done, but these are still not the guys to… More »

By: 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 things. Now you can hear another one, a euphoric disco number called “One Girl/One Boy.” It took a while, but circa-2013 !!! are finally writing straight-up songs, rather than just… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 1, 2013 - 12:01 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: February 2013

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’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 28, 2013 - 1:30 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 a band. And yes, it’s going to be hard to top “Me And Giuliani Down By The Schoolyard (A True Story),” but they’re off to a good start. “Slyd,” the… More »

By: 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 called THR!!!ER a reference to Michael Jackson’s iconic sixth LP. According to guitarist Mario Andreoni, the word, or title, is “synonymous with an artist(s)’ and/or genre(s)’ artistic high-water mark.” Instead… More »

By: 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, Yeasayer, and many more. Andrew Youssef was on hand to document the cruise for Stereogum. His diary is below. Check out his photos in the gallery. More »

By: 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 on-the-fly editing and at least a couple of bands worth watching here and there. Plus, you can swap between three stages at any given time to suit your taste. Today’… More »

By: 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 from La Sera, and a glossy, District 9-esque thriller shot on location in India from You Say Party. It takes a lot to keep people watching the whole three minutes,… More »

By: 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 the free rum lines at the VIP section at the adjacent All Saints Pub for this set of shots from the day. More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 17, 2010 - 9:34 am

!!! – “The Most Certain Sure”

Hear the six-minute, warping dance vamps of “The Most Certain Sure” at Soundcloud, from their Strange Weather, Isn’t It LP out 8/24 via Warp. This single, which follows up “AM/FM,” is out 8/16, b/w a remix by Liv Spencer. More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 11, 2010 - 2:35 pm

!!! – “AM/FM” Video

!!!’s slithery first single “AM/FM” now has a video. The bright backgrounds may remind you of Neneh Cherry’s “Buffalo Stance” video, which is never a bad thing. The clip was directed by Black Dice (who’ve made plenty of hyper-colorful, seizure-causing videos for themselves). More »

By: jessica / July 6, 2010 - 2:17 pm

!!! – “AM/FM”

!!! feel like survivors from a Brooklyn scene that’s been paved over by newer micro-genres and shorter attention spans. Who needs a song about Giuliani now? (Rhetorical.) But funk keeps you young and the summer of 2010 is clearly the summer of LCD Soundsystem, which means it’s also maybe the summer of early 2000s dance-punk… More »

By: brandon / May 24, 2010 - 9:31 am

Progress Report: !!!

NAME: !!!
PROGRESS REPORT: Recording the last guitar and keyboard tracks for their fourth, still-untitled LP, recorded at “The basement of the club Festaal Kreuzberg in Berlin, The Hangar in Sacramento. The one in Greenpoint [Brooklyn] doesn’t have a name, so I am hereby dubbing it Total Health Care Studios. I’m sure it’ll stick… More »

By: jessica / September 2, 2009 - 4:04 pm
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