CMU Approved

Approved: !!! – AM/FM

By | Published on Tuesday 25 May 2010

A new album from !!! is always a bit of an event, and the announcement of their fourth album – ‘Strange Weather, Isn’t It?’ – is no different. Their third LP for Warp Records, due out on 23 Aug, it comes after a period of upheaval for the band. With their line-up previously swelling to eight, after various comings and goings they’ve now shrunk down to a five-piece. Meanwhile the tragic death of drummer Jerry Fuchs, who fell down a lift shaft in November last year, is still a very recent memory.

Written in the basement of a Berlin club, the band have dubbed this their “Berlin album”, although most of the recording was handled back in the US. But some of the German capital’s clubbing culture has certainly worked its way into the first single ‘AM/FM’, with a sound that also harks back to the band’s second album, ‘Louden Up Now’ and tracks like ‘Hello? Is This Thing On?’ The song is streaming on the band’s website now.