Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. The podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Todayâ€™s featured selection, chosen by Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole, is by !!! and is found on their 2007 album Myth Takes released on Warp:
!!! – Must Be the Moon (MP3)
If you’re wondering how to pronouce !!!, you can use any string of three identical one-syllable sounds, like “pow pow pow,” but the band is most commonly referred to as “chk chk chk.” Whatever you call them, the name is meant to reflect the excitement the eight-member band shares in jamming together. Having started out in the Sacramento all-night party scene, the group is now split between there and NYC, but when they all get together, dance halls explode with their volatile mix of rock, funk, punk, dub, and whatever else they can pull in. The result is primal, but focused, and Myth Takes, their third album shows them at the top of their game.
You can watch the video from “Must Be The Moon” on yesterday‘s post on the Blog, and here’s a video for “Heart Of Hearts,” also on Myth Takes: