!!! (Chk Chk Chk) Share Video ‘Dancing Is The Best Revenge’

!!! is probably New York City’s premiere dance-punk band. The group’s new album Shake The Shudder drops May 19th on Warp Records and just dropped the video for the new single “Dancing Is The Best Revenge.” It’s a drag culture celebration.

Lead singer Nick Offer describes the idea behind creating the video:
When we recorded ‘Dancing Is The Best Revenge’ I pitched up my voice, becoming Nicole Fayu in the studio – much like Prince became Camille and Morrissey became Ann Coates. The groove felt like a strut or walk and I imagined it akin to drag or ballroom culture.
 After ‘The One 2’ video featured such strong dance performances, and was filmed in the historic LA venue Jalisco, we decided to give the song to some girls who could really walk the walk and perform the song as in the spirit of reinvention. We traded outfits and makeup tips and they helped me become IRL Nicole Fayu. Dancing with them was a blast, and it was great to finally see the song walked. I have to admit, I’m not used to being out performed in a video.
 These ladies ignore a world that tells them who they should be – they take the stage, walking as whoever they want to be, and that’s their best revenge. Maybe you’ll never put on heels, maybe you’ll never walk onstage, maybe you’ll never be anyone else, but maybe this song/vid/story inspires you to try something you haven’t before.” 
26 – DE – Immergut Festival
27 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega
28 – Liverpool, UK – Liverpool Sound City
29 – Bristol, UK – The Fleece
30 – Brighton, UK – The Haunt
31 – London, UK – Oval Space
1 – Paris, FR – Trabendo
2 – Lourmarin, FR – Yeah Festival
3 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound
4 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound, Plaça Joan Corominas
8 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
9 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
10 – New York City, NY – Bowery Ballroom
11 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
13 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB
14 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
16 – Detroit, MI – UFO Factory
17 – Chicago, IL – Taste of Randolph
21 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
22 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
23 – Sacramento, CA – Harlows
24 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
26 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
27 – Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret
28 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
29 – Boise, ID – The Olympic
30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
1 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall
27 – Praya Fluvial do Taboa, ES – Low Benidorm
28 – UK – Standon Calling
18 – Japan – Summer Mania Festival