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

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