"Thr!!!er" by !!!

April 30. 2013 | By Kat Engh

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[Warp Records]

We have reached that special time of year where the birds and their favorite bees break out their best dancing shoes and boogie down, and the funkadelic shamans of dance !!! (chk chk chk) have produced just the soundtrack for a little electric Springtime magic with their new LP, Thr!!!er.

We’re tickled pink about this long-awaited new album, but must admit that not all nine songs are created with equal dance-o-matic appeal, so here’s a quick guide for what to turn up and what to skip. Opening track “Even When The Water’s Cold” should be at the top of your summer boombox party playlist, and “One Girl/One Boy” is the perfect cut for getting a little closer to that stranger on the dancefloor. Like a good sweater, save tracks like “Fine Fine Fine” and “Careful” for your winter solstice jamboree. “Slyd” makes for decent mid-party filler for that point in the night where everyone’s in

need of a drink refill and a smoke, but otherwise, it’s a less-momentous track. But how will it all sound live? You’ll just have to catch them on their summer US tour, kicking off in May in Cambridge, MA.

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