Shake The Shudder
Released on May 19, 2017
!!! (Chk Chk Chk), the venerable New York City dance-punk band, return on Warp Records with Shake The Shudder. 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, Shake The Shudder is a product of !!!'s DIY punk roots presenting a harder edge lyrically and sonically, while incorporating trans-Atlantic electronic music influences. The album also features a cast of rotating singers including Lea Lea, Meah Pace, Nicole Fayu, Cameron Mesirow and Molly Schnick. Thematically, Shake To Shudder reflects a band that has been together for twenty years. In the band's early days, they had the typical punk attitude, pointing fingers at everything that's going wrong in the world to cover up for their own inner turmoil. Now the band, older and wiser, are more comfortable with being more vulnerable, looking inwards instead of reacting outwards. To them you do this through friends, music, dancing, lovers... for Shake The Shudder, the sound of protest can be a march or it can be a sick groove paired with some short shorts.