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?”
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 Wallop. Certified Heavy Kats is out July 31st via Warp Records, and pre-orders are available now.
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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