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The curiously named !!!, whose moniker 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 mid-'90s hardcore act Yah Mos. While on tour, members of Yah Mos, including !!! singer Nic Offer, envisioned forming a band oriented more toward danceable music, and once they returned to Sacramento, CA, their hometown, they decided to turn their working concept into an actual group.

The band quickly grew into an eight-member ensemble, including Mario Andreoni on guitar, Offer on vocals, Justin van der Volgen on bass, Dan Gorman on trumpet and percussion, Tyler Pope on guitar, Allan Wilson on saxophone and percussion, John Pugh on drums, and Jason Racine on percussion. Fusing the groove-oriented style of James Brown's backing band with the edginess of Gang of Four and the Contortions and featuring an expansive percussive presence, !!! spent its first few years as a group developing its sound and playing at house parties for friends in Sacramento. At the same time, Offer, Pope, and van der Volgen were playing in a dub-inflected instrumental outfit called Out Hud with Molly Schnick and Phyllis Forbes, two musicians who used to be in the band Raoul.

After putting out a 7" on Hopscotch Records and a split single with Outhud in 1998, the two bands decided to release a split full-length together in 1999, a release jointly sponsored by the label Gold Standards Laboratories, founded by Sonny Kaye of Angel Hair and the VSS fame, and Zum, a San Francisco-based zine. After extensive touring of the States, which gave them a chance to further expand the songs they had written by placing them in the interactive context of a live show, !!! recorded and released a self-titled album on GSL in December 2000. Soon after, the band re-entered the studio and recorded enough material for a second album. Members of the band moved to New York, but the group still remained intact, planning regional tours and tape trades across the expanses of the Midwest. In 2003, the band issued Me and Giuliani Down by the School Yard (A True Story), their first release for Touch & Go.
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Albums

GSL39 !!! - !!! album art !!! !!! (Album) Gold Standard Laboratories GSL39 US 2000 Sell This Version
WARPCD121P !!! - Louden Up Now album art !!! Louden Up Now (Album) Warp Records, Warp Records WARPCD121P UK 2004 Sell This Version
BRC-167 !!! - Myth Takes album art !!! Myth Takes (Album) Warp Records BRC-167 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
WARPCD197 !!! - Strange Weather, Isn't It? album art !!! Strange Weather, Isn't It? (Album) Warp Records WARPCD197 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
none !!! - Cabin Fever Mix album art !!! chkchkchk* Cabin Fever Mix(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Not On Label (!!! Self-released) none 2011
none !!! - Thr!!!er album art !!! Thr!!!er (Album) Warp Records none UK 2013 Sell This Version
WARPCD260 !!! - As If album art !!! As If (Album) Warp Records WARPCD260 UK, Europe & US 2015 Sell This Version
WARPLP283 !!! - Shake The Shudder album art !!! Shake The Shudder (Album) Warp Records WARPLP283 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
WAP414MD !!! - Megam!!!x Volume 1: Shake Shake Shake  album art !!! Megam!!!x Volume 1: Shake Shake Shake (11xFile, MP3, Album, Mixed, 320) Warp Records WAP414MD UK 2018
WARPLP302 !!! - Wallop album art !!! Wallop (Album) Warp Records, Warp Records WARPLP302 UK 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

#9 !!! - The Dis-Ease / The Funky Branca album art !!! The Dis-Ease / The Funky Branca (Single) Hopscotch Records #9 US 1998 Sell This Version
GSL26, ZUM7, ZUM NO.7 !!! - Lab Series Vol. 2 album art Outhud* / !!! Outhud* / !!! - Lab Series Vol. 2 (EP) Gold Standard Laboratories, Zum, Zum GSL26, ZUM7, ZUM NO.7 US 1999 Sell This Version
WAP163CD !!! - Me And Giuliani Down By The School Yard (A True Story) album art !!! Me And Giuliani Down By The School Yard (A True Story) (Single, Maxi) Warp Records WAP163CD UK 2003 Sell This Version
WAP 184 !!! - Me & Giuliani Down By The School Yard (A Remix) album art !!! Vs LFO !!! Vs LFO - Me & Giuliani Down By The School Yard (A Remix) (Single) Warp Records WAP 184 UK 2004 Sell This Version
none !!! - Hello? Is This Thing On? album art !!! Hello? Is This Thing On? (Maxi, Single) Warp Records none UK 2004 Sell This Version
TG259, WARP LP 121 P !!! - Pardon My Freedom album art !!! Pardon My Freedom (Single) Touch And Go, Warp Records TG259, WARP LP 121 P UK 2004 Sell This Version
BRE-15 !!! - Live! Live! Live! album art !!! Live! Live! Live!(CD, EP) Beat Records BRE-15 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
TG287 !!! - Take Ecstasy With Me / Get Up album art !!! Take Ecstasy With Me / Get Up (Single, Maxi) Touch And Go TG287 US 2005 Sell This Version
WAP 222D !!! - Must Be The Moon album art !!! Must Be The Moon (Maxi, Single) Warp Records WAP 222D UK 2007 Sell This Version
WAP 218 J !!! - Heart Of Hearts album art !!! Heart Of Hearts (Single) Warp Records WAP 218 J Japan 2006 Sell This Version
WAP232CDR !!! - Yadnus EP album art !!! Yadnus EP (EP) Warp Records WAP232CDR UK 2007 Sell This Version
BRE-25 !!! - The Moonlight EP album art !!! The Moonlight EP(CD, EP) Beat Records BRE-25 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
WAP 264 !!! - The Moon Must Be Revisited album art !!! The Moon Must Be Revisited(12", Ltd) Warp Records WAP 264 UK 2008 Sell This Version
WAP306CDRP !!! - The Most Certain Sure album art !!! The Most Certain Sure (Single) Warp Records WAP306CDRP UK 2010 Sell This Version
0 801061 930318, WAP 303 !!! - AM/FM album art !!! AM/FM (Single) Warp Records, Warp Records 0 801061 930318, WAP 303 UK 2010 Sell This Version