The Musicians of !!!: Making Their Own 'Myths'

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hide captionThe latest release by the rollicking, bi-coastal band !!! is called Myth Takes.

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The latest release by the rollicking, bi-coastal band !!! is called Myth Takes.

The nine-member band !!! has a raucous, rollicking sound — and a name that's open to interpretation.

They are currently on tour in support of its third album, Myth Takes, and recently rolled into Washington, D.C.

Singer Nic Offer and guitarist Mario Andreoni tell Andrea Seabrook that the band got creative to record its latest release.

Part of the band lives in Sacramento, Calif., while the other members live in New York City. So they gathered in the middle, in a "dirty, dingy" basement in an old rented house in Nashville, Tenn., and recorded Myth Takes.

Offer and Andreoni also talk about the origins of the band's unusual name — which is generally pronounced "chk chk chk" (although that's not how the band intended it), how a high school marching band ended up on their CD, and what Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, D'Angelo and Fugazi have in common.

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