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!!!, which 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 Yah Mos; while on tour, members of that post-hardcore act envisioned forming a band oriented toward danceable music, and once they returned to their native Sacramento, California, they turned the concept into an actual group. The band quickly became an eight-member ensemble: Nic Offer on vocals, Mario Andreoni on guitar, Justin van der Volgen on bass, Dan Gorman on trumpet and percussion, Tyler Pope on guitar, Allan Wilson on saxophone and percussion, Mikel Gius on drums, and Jason Racine on percussion. !!! spent its first few years developing its groove-oriented, post-punk-indebted sound while playing local house parties. At the same time, Offer, Pope, and van der Volgen were in a dub-inflected instrumental outfit called Out Hud. After releasing a 7" on Hopscotch and a split single with Out Hud in 1998, the two bands issued a split full-length, a 1999 release jointly sponsored by Gold Standards Laboratories (a Sacramento label) and Zum (a San Francisco zine). After extensive touring of the States, !!! released a self-titled album on GSL in December 2000. Soon after, the band re-entered the studio and recorded enough material for a follow-up. Some members moved to New York, but the group remained intact and active as it booked regional tours. In 2003, the band issued Me and Giuliani Down by the School Yard (A True Story), its first release -- a ringing, hypnotic single nine minutes in length -- for Touch & Go. It set the tone for 2004's politically charged Louden Up Now, mixed to bold effect by Maurice Fulton. The relatively lighthearted Myth Takes and Strange Weather, Isn't It? (their first for new label Warp) were the band's third and fourth albums, released respectively in March 2007 and August 2010. Before their next album, there were some major personnel shifts, as longtime member Pope departed and was replaced by bassist Rafael Cohen, and drummer Paul Quattrone joined. The group's fifth album, Thr!!!er was released in April of 2013 and featured production by Spoon's Jim Eno and vocals from Sonia Moore, a one-time backing vocalist for MC Hammer. They followed it up with an EP of remixes, R!M!X!S, later that year. ~ Josh Eppert
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Top Songs by
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  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   One Girl/One Boy
  3.   Heart of Hearts
  4.   AM/FM
  5.   Most Certain Sure
  6.   Bend Over Beethoven
  7.   Slyd
  8.   Steady as the Sidewalk Cracks
  9.   Hammer
  10.   Must Be The Moon
  11.   And Anyway It's Christmas
  12.   Yadnus
  13.   Take Ecstasy With Me
  14.   Jamie, My Intentions are Bass
  15.   Gonna Guetta Stomp
  16.   Except Death
  17.   Me and Giuliani Down by the School Yard (A True Story)
  18.   Broadway [Gimme The Lights On]
  19.   Californiyeah
  20.   Get That Rhythm Right
  21.   Wannagain Wannagain
  22.   Hello? Is This Thing On?
  23.   Shit Scheisse Merde, Pt. 1
  24.   Pardon My Freedom
  25.   Even Judas Gave Jesus a Kiss
  26.   Break in Case of Anything
  27.   Myth Takes
  28.   King's Weed
  29.   Dear Can
  30.   Theme from Space Island
  31.   When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Karazzee
  32.   Californiyeah feat. Main Attrakionz
  33.   A New Name
  34.   Jump Back
  35.   All My Heroes Are Weirdos
  36.   Station (Meet Me at The)
  37.   Careful
  38.   All U Writers
  39.   Hollow
  40.   Shit Scheisse Merde, Pt. 2
  41.   Infinifold
  42.   Even When the Water's Cold
  43.   Get Up
  44.   Fine Fine Fine
  45.   Intensifieder Sunracapellectrohshit Mix 03
  46.   Sweet Life
  47.   The Step
  48.   Hammerhead
  49.   KooKooKa Fuk-U
  50.   Storm the Legion
  51.   There's No Fucking Rules, Dude
  52.   Intensify
  53.   Feel Good Hit of the Fall
  54.   Freak the Funk
  55.   Feel Good Hit of the Fall
  56.   JGNDG by Out Hud
  57.   JGNXTC by Out Hud
  58.   Instinct by Out Hud
  59.   Sunday 5:17 AM
  60.   Instinct
  61.   Is This Thing On
  62.   Me & Guilini Walking Down the School Yard
  63.   The Hammer by Chk Chk Chk
  64.   When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Karazzee [Serious Bonus Beats
  65.   Jgne by Out Hud
  66.   Finale
  67.   Shit Scheisse Merde Part 1 - Instrumental
  68.   Me and Guiliani Down by the School Yard - A True Story
  69.   Shitt Sheisse Merde, Pt.2
  70.   Feel Good of the Fall
  71.   No Name
  72.   Shit Scheisse Merde

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