(Photo credit: Raymond Flotat)
!!! (chk chk chk) recently announced that they will be releasing their sixth studio album this coming October, and at the time of the release announcement they made it possible for fans to stream two songs: “Sick Ass Moon”, and “Freedom! ’15.”
Now, the band has put out a lyric video for “Freedom! ’15.”
This music video features lyrics written out through various texting, calling, and internet video chat platforms that resemble those found on iPhones and Skype, respectively. It is useful to note that the lyrics that are written on these various platforms are very small for viewers to actually read; so, it may be helpful to enlarge the video to full screen.
In addition to being a lyric video, the video for “Freedom! ‘15” doubles as a fun performance video starring !!! frontman Nic Offer and the song’s featured vocalists Yolanda Harris Dancy and Taletha Manor.
On their official website, !!! posted the following note, which is slightly tongue-in-cheek with respect to journey the band has been on so far, but there are some interesting tidbits of new information the upcoming tour.
“Ok, wow. I’m looking at this LIST OF TOUR DATES and realizing my life is turning into something different next month. U know, u work on these albums in cold dark miserable studios (necessary to get the tortured artist vibe) and then suddenly you’re onstage being adored by millionsish of fans and suddenly it’s all been worth it. Oh to see u all dance, sing along and come up after the show to tell us how brilliant we are. This is what we truly live for. Am I joking? Of course. Not. Of course I am. Not. I’m joking. Not never joking. Always forever till the wheels fall off. K, hi. Get ready. The album is dope, done and on the way. A couple songs are out which u should have memorized by now and we’re doing our best to relearn the rest of these new songs. I know, u can’t wait, we can’t wait. It’s a hotbed of anticipation in this neck of FB. A lot of u r asking how to get tix early and well, I’ll tell u. We are living the fucking dream by working with Songkick. WE’LL BE DOING A SORT OF “FAN CLUB PRESALE,” and this will enable u to get tickets directly through the band/songkick for shows a week early.
Should also mention we just finished a dope new video, hot off the presses just for u. Check it below.
A lot of u r asking me how u can best prepare for this upcoming tour. I can’t tell u much more than the basic stuff. Get some new dancing shoes. Update your outfits. Stretch well. Stay hydrated. Stay fly. Stay free. Stay refreshing that browser for when we drop our next MP3. And MOST OF ALL, stay sweet.
Check out the new video for “Freedom! ’15,” and take a look at the band’s upcoming North American, Japanese, and European tour dates, below.
!!! Tour Dates 2015
09/4: San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brewing Co
09/19: Chicago, IL – Goose Island 312 Urban Block Party
10/8: Osaka, JP – Fanj Twice
10/9: Tokyo, JP – Liquid Room
10/23: Oslo, London, UK
10/24: Oslo, London, UK
10/25: Aeronef, Lille, FR
10/26: Paris, FR – La Machine
10/27: Lyon, FR – Transbordeur
10/28: Barcelona, ES – Apolo
10/29: Madrid, ES – Joy
10/31: Bilbao, ES – Bime Live
11/16: Boston, MA – Middle East (downstairs)
11/17: Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/18: New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
11/19: Washington, DC – Black Cat
11/20: Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
11/22: Detroit, MI – Majestic Cafe
12/01: Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
12/02: Portland, OR The Doug Fir Lounge
12/04: San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
12/05: Santa Barbara, CA – SOhO Music Club
12/07: Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
12/08: Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad
12/10: Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
12/11: Dallas, TX – Club Dada
12/12: Austin, TX – Mohawk (outdoor stage)