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

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