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!!! Announce New Album Details PLUS Free Track
Ben Hewitt , May 24th, 2010 10:57

Strange Weather, Isn't It? out in August

!!! - or, as they are sometimes known, Chk Chk Chk - will release their new album Strange Weather, Isn't It? on August 23.

The band, who tragically lost drummer Jerry Fuchs in November after he fell down an elevator shaft, relocated to Berlin to make the record.

Singer Nic Offer said: "Everyone wants to make their Berlin record, and everyone’s got a Berlin album in them, so we wanted to put ours out.

"We always go to a different environment on the 1% chance that it would slightly influence the record, because that would be worth it. There’s always the romance of a Berlin record, but on top of that there’s something happening there that isn’t happening in New York and is totally exciting. It wasn’t like the whole band was going out to clubs all the time, but there was a core group of us and we would hit it. And it was incredible. We were trying to soak that up. It’s still something that I hope could happen over here. In some ways I guess it never will.

"But if we could just even begin to try to catch up to what’s going on there over here it would be a musical revolution...So this was our stab at starting the musical revolution."

You can listen to the track 'AM/FM' from the new record by clicking here.

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