!!!

Also known as !!! (Chk Chk Chk), !!! chkchkchk, Chk Chk Chk, Chk! Chk! Chk!, chk, chk, chk
Members of !!!: Allan Wilson, Gorman Dan, Jason Racine, Jerry Fuchs, John Pugh XI, Justin Van Der Volgen, Mario Andreoni, Mike Guis, Nic Offer, Paul Quattrone, Rafael Cohen, Tyler Pope
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.chkchkchk.net/, http://www.brainwashed.com/!!!, http://warp.net/records/chk-chk-chk, http://bleep.com/artist/159, http://www.facebook.com/chkchkchk, http://twitter.com/chkchkchk, http://myspace.com/chkchkchk, http://chk-chk-chk.tumblr.com/, http://www.last.fm/music/!!!, http://www.songkick.com/artists/3684861, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/!!!, http://soundcloud.com/chk-chk-chk, http://soundcloud.com/chkchkchk, http://www.youtube.com/user/chkchkchkmusic

Discography of !!!:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Me And Giuliani Down By The School Yard (A True Story) 2 Audio 2003-00-00
2 Me And Giuliani Down By The School Yard (A True Story) 2 Audio 2003-06-02 Warp Records
3 Me And Giuliani Down By The School Yard (A True Story) 2 Audio 2003-06-02 Warp Records
4 Lab Series Volume 2 4 Audio 1999
5 Me And Giuliani Down By The School Yard (A True Story) 2 Audio 2003 Touch And Go
6 Lab Remix Series Vol. 2 4 Audio 2004-02-17
7 !!! 7 Audio 2000 Gold Standard Laboratories
8 The Dis-Ease / The Funky Branca 2 Audio 1998 Hopscotch Records
9 Pardon My Freedom 3 Audio 2004-05-10
10 Louden Up Now 10 Audio 2004-06-07
11 Louden Up Now 9 Audio 2004 Warp Records
12 Louden Up Now 15 Audio 2004-06-07 Warp Records
13 Louden Up Now 10 Audio 2004-06-07
14 Untitled 4 Audio 2004 Touch And Go
15 Louden Up Now 9 Audio 2004-06-08 Touch And Go
16 !!! 7 Audio 2000 Gold Standard Laboratories
17 Hello? Is This Thing On? 3 Audio 2004-08-09 Warp Records
18 Hello? Is This Thing On? 3 Audio 2004-08-09 Warp Records
19 Me & Giuliani Down By The School Yard (A Remix) 3 Audio 2004-10-25 Warp Records
20 Live! Live! Live! 5 Audio 2004-11-20 Beat Records
21 Hello? Is This Thing On? 3 Audio 2004 Touch And Go
22 Take Ecstasy With Me / Get Up 2 Audio 2005 Touch And Go
23 Take Ecstasy With Me / Get Up 2 Audio 2005-06-00 Touch And Go
24 Take Ecstasy With Me / Get Up 2 Audio 2005-07-25 Warp Records
25 Hello? Is This Thing On? 4 Audio 2004 Warp Records
26 Take Ecstasy With Me / Get Up 4 Audio 2005-07-25 Warp Records
27 The Dis-Ease / The Funky Branca 2 Audio 2005 Sound Virus
28 Heart Of Hearts 2 Audio 2006-12-00 Warp Records
29 Heart Of Hearts 3 Audio 2007-02-19 Warp Records
30 Myth Takes 13 Audio 2007-03-05 Warp Records
31 Myth Takes 10 Audio 2007-03-05 Warp Records
32 Booty Shake / Me And Giuliani Down With The Underground 2 Audio Fresh Press
33 Myth Takes 10 Audio 2007-03-05 Warp Records
34 Must Be The Moon 5 Audio 2007 Warp Records
35 Must Be The Moon 3 Audio 2007 Warp Records
36 Me & Giuliani Down By The School Yard (A True Story) (Remix) 3 Audio 2004 Warp Records
37 Louden Up Now (Clean Edit) 10 Audio 2004 Touch And Go
38 Pardon My Freedom 3 Audio 2004-05-10 Touch And Go
39 The Moonlight EP 5 Audio 2007 Beat Records
40 Must Be The Moon 3 Audio 2007 Warp Records
41 AM/FM 2 Audio 2010-07-05 Warp Records
42 Strange Weather, Isn't It? 10 Audio 2010-06-23
43 The Black Sessions 9 Audio 2009 Sangatte Records
44 Strange Weather, Isn't It? 9 Audio 2010-08-23 Warp Records
45 Strange Weather, Isn't It? 9 Audio 2010-08-23 Warp Records
46 Strange Weather, Isn't It? 9 Audio 2010-08-24 Warp Records
47 The Most Certain Sure 3 Audio 2010 Warp Records
48 The Most Certain Sure 2 Audio 2010 Warp Records
49 Jamie, My Intentions Are Bass 6 Audio 2010-10-24 Warp Records
50 The Dis-Ease / The Funky Branca 2 Audio 1998 Hopscotch Records


The curiously named !!!, whose moniker can be pronounced by repeating any one-syllable percussive sound three times (e.g., "chk chk chk"), formed in 1996 after the demise of the mid-'90s hardcore act Yah Mos. While on tour, members of Yah Mos, including !!! singer Nic Offer, envisioned forming a band oriented more toward danceable music, and once they returned to Sacramento, CA, their hometown, they decided to turn their working concept into an actual group.

The band quickly grew into an eight-member ensemble, including Mario Andreoni on guitar, Offer on vocals, Justin van der Volgen on bass, Dan Gorman on trumpet and percussion, Tyler Pope on guitar, Allan Wilson on saxophone and percussion, John Pugh on drums, and Jason Racine on percussion. Fusing the groove-oriented style of James Brown's backing band with the edginess of Gang of Four and the Contortions and featuring an expansive percussive presence, !!! spent its first few years as a group developing its sound and playing at house parties for friends in Sacramento. At the same time, Offer, Pope, and van der Volgen were playing in a dub-inflected instrumental outfit called [a=Out Hud] with Molly Schnick and Phyllis Forbes, two musicians who used to be in the band Raoul.

After putting out a 7" on Hopscotch Records and a split single with Outhud in 1998, the two bands decided to release a split full-length together in 1999, a release jointly sponsored by the label Gold Standards Laboratories, founded by Sonny Kaye of Angel Hair and the VSS fame, and Zum, a San Francisco-based zine. After extensive touring of the States, which gave them a chance to further expand the songs they had written by placing them in the interactive context of a live show, !!! recorded and released a self-titled album on GSL in December 2000. Soon after, the band re-entered the studio and recorded enough material for a second album. Members of the band moved to New York, but the group still remained intact, planning regional tours and tape trades across the expanses of the Midwest. In 2003, the band issued Me and Giuliani Down by the School Yard (A True Story), their first release for Touch & Go.


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