There’s a new tour approaching by style mixers The Go! Team, with beats stolen from hip-hop and old-school electro, multiform samples, noisy guitars with indie-rock pedigree, scratches, metallic funk accents and catchy choruses that seem to have been recorded during a school recess in Harlem... or at least these have been amongst their distinguishing features so far. Two weeks ago they released “T.O.R.N.A.D.O.”, a dense and intense presentation card of an album, the third of their discography, about which fresh and definite info has been dropped. Founder Ian Parton has revealed that the album features Bethany Cosentino ( Best Coast), Deerhoof, an African gospel chorus, and diverse community bands that have recorded some metal arrangements that oftentimes hint at heavy funk. Add to the recipe more than a pinch of psychedelic hip-hop and some experimental interludes, in the best tradition of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, and you have all the ingredients of an album that will hit stores on 31st January via Memphis Industries. Before that, 14th December will see the release of a new 7” with the encouraging title, “Buy Nothing Day”. The single features “Buy Nothing Day” (here’s were Cosentino collaborates) on the A side, while the B side includes “I'm Not Satisfied”, a cover version of a dark pop gem originally recorded in 1964 by duo Betty & Karen.
The Go! Team - “Rolling Blackouts”01. T.O.R.N.A.D.O. 02. Secretary Song 03. Apollo Throwdown 04. Ready to Go Steady 05. Bust-Out Brigade 06. Buy Nothing Day 07. Super Triangle 08. Voice Yr Choice 09. Yosamite Theme 10. The Running Range 11. Lazy Poltergeist 12. Rolling Blackouts 13. Black Like 8 Track