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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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  2.   Buy Nothing Day
  3.   Grip Like A Vice
  4.   Ladyflash
  5.   Titanic Vandalism
  6.   The Wrath of Marcie
  7.   Huddle Formation
  8.   The Power Is On
  9.   Yosemite Theme
  10.   Bust Out Brigade
  11.   Pocket Money Rodeo
  12.   Ye Ye Yamaha
  13.   The Ice Storm
  14.   The Scene Between
  15.   Panther Dash
  16.   Get It Together
  17.   Reason Left To Destroy
  18.   The Floating Felt Tip
  19.   Gaffa Tape Bikini
  20.   Did You Know?
  21.   Blowtorch
  22.   Waking the Jetstream
  23.   T.O.R.N.A.D.O
  24.   Secretary Song
  25.   Ready to Go Steady
  26.   Flashlight Fight
  27.   Fake ID
  28.   My World
  29.   Doing It Right
  30.   A Version of Myself
  31.   Patricia's Moving Picture
  32.   Flashlight Fight
  33.   I Never Needed It Now So Much
  34.   Universal Speech
  35.   Keys to the City
  36.   Everyone's a V.I.P. To Someone
  37.   Air Raid GTR
  38.   Junior Kickstart
  39.   Hold Yr Terror Close
  40.   Huddle Flash (Kevin Shields v The Go! Team)
  41.   We Listen Everyday
  42.   Rolling Blackouts
  43.   Bottle Rocket
  44.   Lazy Poltergeist
  45.   Kill the Klansmen
  46.   We Just Won't Be Defeated
  47.   The Running Range
  48.   Catch Me On the Rebound
  49.   I'm Not Satisfied
  50.   Voice Yr Choice
  51.   Rolodex the Seasons
  52.   Til We Do It Together
  53.   What D'you Say?
  54.   Super Triangle
  55.   Feelgood by Numbers
  56.   Her Last Wave
  57.   Friendship Update
  58.   Apollo Throwdown
  59.   Milk Crisis
  60.   The Art of Getting By (Song For Heaven's Gate)
  61.   Back Like 8 Track

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