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

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