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