April 5, 2011
Club Pick: The Go! Team with Dom | Paradise Rock Club | 15 April
[We are pleased to welcome to these digital pages hit-writer and noted raconteur N-Lo. Those of you who know Clicky Clicky Managing Editor Michael Piantigini will probably be wondering why it took us this long to ensnare Mr. 'Lo. Well, he is wily. N-Lo's career has touched upon most of the forms of "old media," but we won't drop names. Instead we'll say, "welcome aboard" and "keep those vintage hip-hop references coming." -- Ed.]
Hey, speaking of things that are a few months old and British -- I offer the latest album by indie genre-busters The Go! Team. Rolling Blackouts, the band's first full release since 2007's Proof of Youth, sees the sextet execute a slow move down their multi-influence integer line toward '60s pop and vast, film score-esque instrumentals. Friends show up to help out, too. Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast, for example, lends vocals on what I firmly declare to be the best song of 2011 thus far, the super-delicious, impossible not-to-dance-to "Buy Nothing Day." And the Team's latest single "Apollo Throwdown" provides ample proof that the double dutch-cum-Prince Paul goodness you're used to from Brighton, England's finest has not yet been fully abandoned.
The Go! Team brings what is sure to be a young, fashionable dance party to Boston's Paradise Rock Club April 15th with support from Worcester's similarly young, fashionable Dom [tickets]. If you're unfamiliar with Dom, it's the band ditching the "new Passion Pit" label as they seem quite comfortable remixing and re-imagining the songs that launched their months-long vacation in the stratosphere last year. If you're unfamiliar with Worcester, I will show you around some time. Take you to a diner. Visit the airport. It'll be nice. -- N-Lo
The Go! Team - Buy Nothing Day by thegoteam