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!!! (Chk Chk Chk) Announce New EP Certified Heavy Kats, Share “Do the Dial Tone”: Stream

The project is out July 31st via Warp Records

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!!! (Chk Chk Chk), photo by Alvaro Guzman
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    Onomatopoeia heads rejoice, !!! (aka Chk Chk Chk) are releasing new music. The New York dance-punk group are putting out an EP called Certified Heavy Kats on July 31st, and today they’ve shared its lead single, “Do the Dial Tone”.

    According to a press release, the goal of the project was to leap between many different styles of dance music. Across seven tracks, the band shows a love for UK garage, house, disco, funk, and more abstract iterations of club music. In addition to vocals from venerable frontman Nic Offer, the project also features singing from co-vocalist Meah Pace, plus guest contributions from Liars frontman Angus Andrew and Maria Uzor of UK dance duo Sink Ya Teeth.

    In a statement, Offer explained that Certified Heavy Kats was a concerted effort to explore “the outer edges of what we do.” “We try a lot of different things with the hopes of coming up with something fresh by getting it wrong,” he said. “How wrong did we get it this time?”

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    Lead single “Do the Dial Tone” is a total garage banger featuring psychedelically layered vocals, chirping synths, and a groove that was designed to cut rugs to. Boogie along while you watch the Cheng-Hsu Chung-directed video below.

    The project follows the I’m Sick of This / So We Can Fuck 7-inch they put out in May, and their 2019 full-length WallopCertified Heavy Kats is out July 31st via Warp Records, and pre-orders are available now.

    Certified Heavy Kats Artwork:

    !!! certified heavy katz ep arwork

    Certified Heavy Kats Tracklist:
    01. Do the Dial Tone
    02. Maybe You Can’t Make It
    03. Tighten the Grip
    04. Let It Fall
    05. Wonderful Life
    06. Take It Easy
    07. Walk It Off

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