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

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