!!! (Chk Chk Chk) announce new album, Let It Be Blue

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!!! (Chk Chk Chk) have announced a new album. On May 6, the group will release Let It Be Blue, their ninth album, via Warp Records. The first single they’ve shared is “Storm Around the World,” featuring Maria Uzor. Hear it below and take a look at the album’s tracklist, as well as the group’s upcoming tour dates.

The group says about the new single in a press release: “‘Storm Around the World’ is a song we’ve had since the last album that didn’t really come into focus until Maria Uzor from Sink Ya Teeth added her part and we turned it into a duet. Originally an acid workout about parents who leave on tour it became much more than that with her vocal, which is equal parts sing-song and spoken word and who’s lyrics helped add both a familiarity and a mystery to the song. On this record we were looking for basic minimal arrangements—sub-bass, drums and vocals mostly—and that approach is what finally let us support the vocal parts in a way that worked. The final piece was the beat that our producer Patrick Ford made that felt somewhere between programmed, sampled and played, a blurriness that is another feature of this album, Let it be Blue, which was mostly built on computers but doesn’t always sound or feel that way.

Let It Be Blue follows 2019’s Wallop.

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!!! Let It Be Blue tracklist:

1. Normal People
2. A Little Bit (More)
3. Storm Around The World (feat. Maria Uzor)
4. Un Puente (feat. Angelica Garcia)
5. Here’s What I Need To Know
6. Panama Canal (feat. Meah Pace)
7. Man On The Moon (feat. Meah Pace)
8. Let It Be Blue
9. It’s Grey, It’s Grey (It’s Grey)
10. Crazy Talk
11. This Is Pop 2

!!! tour dates:

Mar 26 – Boise, ID – Treefort Music Fest
Mar 30 – Madrid, ES – Teatro Eslava
Mar 31 – Valencia, ES – Moon Valencia
Apr 1 – Barcelona, ES – Sala Apolo
May 12 – Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret
May 13 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
May 14 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
May 16 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
May 17 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
May 19 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
May 20 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace
May 21 – Pasadena, CA – Just Like Heaven Fest
Jun 8 – Washington, DC – Union Stage
Jun 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Jun 10 – Fairfield, CT – The Warehouse
Jun 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
Jun 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Music Hall
Jun 14 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
Jun 15 – Chicago, IL – Sleeping Village
Jun 17 – Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch
Jun 18 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Cafe

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