The Go! Team, 'Rolling Blackouts' (Memphis Industries)

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Rolling Blackouts
Critical Mass
Release Date: February 1, 2011
Label: Memphis Industries

by Spencer Kornhaber

If the Go! Team didn't predate chillwave, they would have led the backlash against it. While fashion calls for smearing Ren & Stimpy-era nostalgia with tranquilized synths and pervasive ache, the Brighton, England-based sextet bedazzle Gen-X childhood touchstones -- think the A-Team theme and proto-rap -- with crackling guitars and giddy lo-fi orchestration. Their diverse third release occasionally finds new ways to induce grins: "Secretary Song" puts Deerhoof's Satomi Matsuzaki into a pepped-up 1950s supermarket-aisle soundtrack, and "Yosemite Theme" is so full of purple-mountain majesty that even Stephen Colbert might pilfer it.

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