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!!! (Chk Chk Chk) share new single and video ‘Dancing Is The Best Revenge’

May 4, 2017

 

!!! (Chk Chk Chk) share new single and video ‘Dancing Is The Best Revenge’

Shake The Shudder’ album out May 19th on Warp 

UK tour May 28th – 31st 

New York City dance-punk band !!! (Chk Chk Chk) recently announced the release of their new album, ‘Shake The Shudder’, out May 19th on Warp Records. The album was premiered with the lead track ‘The One 2’, which was featured on BBC 6Music Radio, KCRW, KEXP and has racked up over 400K streams in the last month. The latest single ‘Dancing Is The Best Revenge’ elaborates on the dance performance elements of the first video, by giving the song to some ladies who can really walk the walk and perform the song in the spirit of reinvention.

Lead singer Nic Offer describes the idea behind the video:

When we recorded ‘Dancing Is The Best Revenge’ I pitched up my voice, becoming Nicole Fayu in the studio – much like Prince became Camille and Morrissey became Ann Coates. The groove felt like a strut or walk and I imagined it akin to drag or ballroom culture.

After ‘The One 2’ video featured such strong dance performances, and was filmed in the historic LA venue Jalisco, we decided to give the song to some girls who could really walk the walk and perform the song as in the spirit of reinvention. We traded outfits and makeup tips and they helped me become IRL Nicole Fayu. Dancing with them was a blast, and it was great to finally see the song walked. I have to admit, I’m not used to being out performed in a video.

These ladies ignore a world that tells them who they should be – they take the stage, walking as whoever they want to be, and that’s their best revenge. Maybe you’ll never put on heels, maybe you’ll never walk onstage, maybe you’ll never be anyone else, but maybe this song/vid/story inspires you to try something you haven’t before.”

The new album ‘Shake the Shudder’ was recorded at the band’s home studio in Brooklyn,  produced by longtime collaborator Patrick Ford at Taaffe Palace, and mixed by dance luminaries Phil Moffa, Joakim and Matt Wiggins, the album features a cast of changing singers from Lea Lea, Meah Pace, Nicole Fayu, Cameron Mesirow and Molly Schnick.

Live:

May:

26 – DE – Immergut Festival

27 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega

28 – Liverpool, UK – Liverpool Sound City

29 – Bristol, UK – The Fleece

30 – Brighton, UK – The Haunt

31 – London, UK – Oval Space

June:

1 – Paris, FR – Trabendo

2 – Lourmarin, FR – Yeah Festival

3 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound

4 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound, Plaça Joan Corominas

8 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall

9 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts

10 – New York City, NY – Bowery Ballroom

11 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

13 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB

14 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern

16 – Detroit, MI – UFO Factory

17 – Chicago, IL – Taste of Randolph

21 – San Diego, CA – Casbah

22 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex

23 – Sacramento, CA – Harlows

24 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel

26 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

27 – Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret

28 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile

29 – Boise, ID – The Olympic

30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court

July:

1 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall

27 – Praya Fluvial do Taboa, ES – Low Benidorm

28 – UK – Standon Calling

August:

18 – Japan – Summer Mania Festival

Stream ‘Dancing Is The Best Revenge’ here

Pre-order’ Shake The Shudder’  here

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