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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.   The Power Is On
  8.   Huddle Formation
  9.   Pocket Money Rodeo
  10.   Get It Together
  11.   Kill the Klansmen
  12.   The Art of Getting By (Song For Heaven's Gate)
  13.   Catch Me On the Rebound
  14.   Did You Know?
  15.   Super Triangle
  16.   Back Like 8 Track
  17.   Fake ID
  18.   Doing It Right
  19.   Yosemite Theme
  20.   Her Last Wave
  21.   Panther Dash
  22.   Reason Left To Destroy
  23.   Rolodex the Seasons
  24.   Waking the Jetstream
  25.   What D'you Say?
  26.   Voice Yr Choice
  27.   Rolling Blackouts
  28.   Lazy Poltergeist
  29.   Bust Out Brigade
  30.   I'm Not Satisfied
  31.   The Ice Storm
  32.   My World
  33.   A Version of Myself
  34.   Milk Crisis
  35.   Patricia's Moving Picture
  36.   Flashlight Fight
  37.   I Never Needed It Now So Much
  38.   Universal Speech
  39.   Keys to the City
  40.   Everyone's a V.I.P. To Someone
  41.   Friendship Update
  42.   Air Raid GTR
  43.   Ready to Go Steady
  44.   T.O.R.N.A.D.O
  45.   Apollo Throwdown
  46.   Gaffa Tape Bikini
  47.   The Running Range
  48.   Ye Ye Yamaha
  49.   We Listen Everyday
  50.   Junior Kickstart
  51.   Feelgood by Numbers
  52.   Secretary Song
  53.   Til We Do It Together
  54.   Flashlight Fight
  55.   Blowtorch
  56.   The Scene Between
  57.   Bottle Rocket
  58.   Hold Yr Terror Close
  59.   We Just Won't Be Defeated
  60.   The Floating Felt Tip
  61.   [Untitled Track]
  62.   Phantom Broadcast
  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
  69.   Huddle Flash (Kevin Shields v The Go! Team)

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