!!! (Chk Chk Chk) Scratches Our Novelty Center With New Record & Video “The One 2”

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Photo: !!! (Chk Chk Chk) – ‘The One 2’ (New album Shake The Shudder May 19) YouTube

Admit it. You’re a novelty junkie who likes fast, adrenaline-pumping, and synthtastic songs that scratches your novelty center in your midbrain. !!! (Chk Chk Chk) or however you pronounce it, takes advantage of every millimeter of your novelty itch in their new video “The One 2” along with the announcement of a new record. It features two gals dancing in a dim club-like setting that matches the rushing intensity of the thumping cadence. Hit play:

“The One 2” is from their upcoming album, Shake The Shudder, which will be out on May 19. Formed back in 1996, !!! became known for their knack of crafting dance-punk sound and creating controversy over the pronunciation of their moniker – they seem to prefer “Chk Chk Chk” but because this is kinda-sorta a free country (for now), some have argued that it should be pronounced “Ah Ah Ah” or “Shk Shk Shk.” Go see them live and ask them:

North America 2017 tour

5/5-7 – Waking Windows (Winooski, VT, USA)

6/8 – U Street Music Hall (Washington, DC, USA)

6/9 – Underground Arts (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

6/10 – The Bowery Ballroom (New York, NY, USA)

6/11 – Brighton Music Hall (Allston, MA, USA)

6/13 – Bar le Ritz PDB (Montreal, QC, Canada)

6/14 – The Horeshoe Tavern (Toronto, ON, Canada)

6/16 – The UFO Factory (Detroit, MI, USA)

6/21 – The Casbah (San Diego, CA, USA)

6/22 – Echoplex (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

6/23 – Harlow’s (Sacrament, CA, USA)

6/24 – The Chapel (San Francisco, CA, USA)

6/26 – Doug Fir Lounge (Portland, OR, USA)

6/27 – Fox Cabaret (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

6/28 – The Crocodile (Seattle, WA, USA)

6/29 – The Olympic Venue (Boise, ID, USA)

6/30 – Kilby Court (Salt Lake City, UT, USA)

7/1 – Globe Hall (Denver, CO, USA)

Europe 2017 tour

5/26 – Immergut Festival (Neustrelitz, Germany)

5/27 – VEGA (Copenhagen, Denmark)

5/28 – Liverpool Sound city (Liverpool, UK)

5/29 – The Fleece (Bristol, UK)

5/30 – The Haunt (Brighton, UK)

5/31 – Oval Space (London, UK)

6/1 – Le Trabendo (Paris, France)

6/2 – Festival Yeah! (Loumarin, France)

6/3 – Primavera Sound Festival (Barcelona, Spain)

7/27-30 – Low Festival (Benidorm, Spain)

8/16 – Paredes De Coura Festival (Paredes de Coura, Portugal)