Shake the Shudder are words to live by and ones that !!! fully embrace. There are always fears to be faced and new paths to forge, and those uncertainties never hold them back. They just propel them to jump in head first. For years !!! have run the dance band gambit and become New York City legends. From their start in Sacramento, to Brooklyn house party staples and Union Pool residencies, and now delighting festival stages from Primavera to FYF, they’ve cemented their place as part of New York’s live dance scene -- while others have drifted into the history books. !!! continuously evolve and grow their sound album to album, deftly navigating through changes in scenes, thriving where others would have been crushed under the daun ting nature of inevitably changing landscapes
Following hot on the heels of 2015’s self-titled debut, ‘Melt’ is the second album from Oli Bayston, the singer, songwriter, producer and front-man of Boxed In. It is an album of warmly inviting yet coolly controlled electronic pop, at once intelligent and full of feeling. Its 11 songs are quirky, infectious, accessible yet experimental, richly detailed, with the accent on midtempo art ache; the beats are propulsive and the basslines pulsate, designed for clubbing, while the melodies tease and tug, aimed for lonely late-night listening. If your dream notion of modern dance music includes a fresh spin on ‘70s krautrock, ’80s synthpop and ‘90s house and techno, then you’ll love ‘Melt’.
SINK YA TEETH
"Sink Ya Teeth, two women from Norwich, have but one single and a ‘zine to their names (both already sold out on their Bandcamp), but their sound arrives fully formed—a melding of post-punks like ESG and the Raincoats with the early machine patters of Chicago house." Pitchfork