A little while ago, dance-punk band !!! (Chk Chk Chk)
released a new song called "The Long Walk." The new single is actually the last track on a limited edition, hand-stamped white label EP, Shake The Shut Up
, that the band plans on selling during their fall tour, which starts tomorrow in Albany, NY. In addition to this surprise limited edition EP, the band most recently released their seventh album, Shake The Shudder
, back in May.
The first verse of "The Long Walk" starts off minimally, with lead singer Nic Offer speak-singing over a gradually growing gospel backing. Once the chorus comes in, Offer hands off the singing to a powerful female vocalist, and the rhythmic gospel backing vocals are joined by a pulsing, driving kick. By the time the second verse comes around, a grimy house bassline kicks in and takes the whole song from gospel choir rehearsal into the club. Over the course of the song, the slow build that happens as new elements are added in ends with a satisfyingly present, full sound that you can't help but dance along to.
Also check out our live concert with !!! at Hype Machine's Hype Hotel: