Friday, June 10, 2011
The Element of Chaos
Sometimes you can't help but just go with the band's own description...and/or the wiki description... when you want to share some tunes you just discovered. The Go! Team is described as combining "indie rock and garage rock with a mixture of blaxploitation and Bollywood soundtracks, double dutch chants, Charlie Brown piano, car chase horns, old school hip hop and distorted guitars..." Seriously! They don't even know how to describe their own music to their mums. My iTunes describes them as Electronic, and even though a lot of my favorite bands are also described as Electronic, normally it won't be the genre I will be clicking first when it hits my library.
But this is the shit. The album Rolling Blackouts starts off sounding like a group of serious-ass female Beastie Boys, moves into that double-dutch sound I mentioned earlier, then morphs into some "Jackie Brown" or "Shaft" -esque movie soundtrack serious hardassedness.
Track 5, "Bust-Out Brigade", combines all of this plus makes me wish I was watching my alma mater march down main street for our 4th of July parade. I LOVE this!
Click to Enjoy The Go! Team - Bust-Out Brigade
There are a few instrumental-only tracks on this album and they are just as badass as the ones that include catchy or snotty lyrics.
There are six of them. They play instruments. They use samples. They throw sample buttons on their instruments. They just "keep the element of chaos."