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The Go! Team

The sound of the Go! Team, a six-piece group from Brighton, England, is a stunning blend of indie rock guitars, police show themes, hip-hop beats, and schoolyard chants built on samples and then augmented by live instrumentation. The founder and leader of the Team is Ian Parton, who provides guitar and sculpts their sound. The rest of the group includes Sam Dook on guitar, banjo, and drums; Chi "Ky" Fukami Taylor on drums; Jaime Bell on bass; Ninja on vocals; and Kaori Tsuchida on drums, guitar, keyboards, and melodica. Their first release, 2000's Get It Together, was primarily a solo effort by Parton that gained support from John Peel and others, but legal problems prevented a timely follow-up. By the time of 2003's Junior Kickstart single, the group had been assembled (and included Silke Steidinger, who left in the fall of 2005) and signed to Memphis Industries. Thunder, Lightning, Strike was released in 2004 and quickly became a sensation in the U.K., where it was nominated for the Mercury Prize, and in the U.S., where the band became an MP3 blog darling. A bidding war ensued in the U.S., with Columbia winning, but before the album could gain release, many of the samples had to be replaced (which didn't affect the quality of the record at all). The group followed up the album with two U.K. singles, 2005's Bottle Rocket and 2006's Ladyflash, and extensive world touring. While Thunder, Lightning, Strike was an artistic success, it didn't sell the way Columbia would have liked and the band found itself label-less in America. Sub Pop soon picked them up and (with Memphis Industries) released Proof of Youth in 2007. After a long break, the group returned in early 2011 with its third album. Rolling Blackouts had the same core group as previous records and featured guest appearances by Deerhoof's Satomi Matsuzaki and Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast. After another long break, during which Parton called a band meeting and basically fired the whole group, the fourth Go! Team album, The Scene Between, was released in early 2015. With Parton calling all the shots musically and a different singer on each track, the album was both a return to their early way of working and a step in a new direction. ~ Tim Sendra
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  1.   Song
  2.   Buy Nothing Day
  3.   Ladyflash
  4.   Grip Like A Vice
  5.   The Wrath of Marcie
  6.   Titanic Vandalism
  7.   The Power Is On
  8.   Huddle Formation
  9.   Everyone's a V.I.P. To Someone
  10.   Flashlight Fight
  11.   I'm Not Satisfied
  12.   Panther Dash
  13.   Reason Left To Destroy
  14.   Her Last Wave
  15.   The Floating Felt Tip
  16.   Blowtorch
  17.   The Scene Between
  18.   Friendship Update
  19.   Super Triangle
  20.   We Listen Everyday
  21.   Kill the Klansmen
  22.   Til We Do It Together
  23.   The Art of Getting By (Song For Heaven's Gate)
  24.   Catch Me On the Rebound
  25.   Did You Know?
  26.   Waking the Jetstream
  27.   What D'you Say?
  28.   Voice Yr Choice
  29.   Secretary Song
  30.   Lazy Poltergeist
  31.   Bust Out Brigade
  32.   Fake ID
  33.   My World
  34.   Doing It Right
  35.   Patricia's Moving Picture
  36.   I Never Needed It Now So Much
  37.   Universal Speech
  38.   Keys to the City
  39.   We Just Won't Be Defeated
  40.   Air Raid GTR
  41.   Junior Kickstart
  42.   Feelgood by Numbers
  43.   T.O.R.N.A.D.O
  44.   Gaffa Tape Bikini
  45.   Back Like 8 Track
  46.   Yosemite Theme
  47.   Rolling Blackouts
  48.   The Ice Storm
  49.   Apollo Throwdown
  50.   Ready to Go Steady
  51.   Bottle Rocket
  52.   Ye Ye Yamaha
  53.   Hold Yr Terror Close
  54.   Pocket Money Rodeo
  55.   Get It Together
  56.   The Running Range
  57.   Flashlight Fight
  58.   Rolodex the Seasons
  59.   [Untitled Track]
  60.   Phantom Broadcast
  61.   Milk Crisis
  62.   A Version of Myself
  63.   Bull in the Heather
  64.   Huddle Flash by Kevin Shields
  65.   Did You Feel It Too?
  66.   Assembly
  67.   Headache in My Heart
  68.   Flashlight Flight by Chuck D

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