!!! will release their fifth long-player on April 30 in the U.S. and April 29 in the UK via Warp, titled Thr!!!er.
Guitarist Mario Andreoni spelled out the ambitious meaning of the album title in the LP’s press release:
Over the course of many long van rides and post-coffee verbal riff sessions, Thriller didn’t merely come to represent the selling of a lot of records…it became synonymous with an artist(s)’ and/or genre(s)’ artistic high-watermark. INXS’ Kick is the Australian Thriller…Alanis’ Jagged Little Pill is the Canadian Thriller…Wham!’s Make It Big is the blow-dryer’s Thriller…every recording by the 13th Floor Elevators is the dosed-man’s Thriller…”Sister Ray” by the Velvet Underground is the Thriller of musical fever dreams. One day at the studio, Nic [Offer, vocalist] drew THR!!!ER on a napkin and I liked it…then we made our THR!!!ER.
The follow-up to 2011’s Strange Weather, Isn’t It? was partially recorded with Spoon’s Jim Eno.
01 Even When the Water’s Cold
02 Get That Rhythm Right
03 One Girl/One Boy
04 Fine Fine Fine
07 Except Death
09 Station (Meet Me at The)