The Go! Team prep new LP ‘Semicircle,’ share title track, touring in 2018
The Go! Team are back with a new album, Semicircle, that will be out January 19 via Memphis Industries. The title track and much of the album features vocals from the Detroit Youth Choir and Go-Team captain Ian Parton explains:
With "Semicircle Song" I was trying to take the technicolor feel of a marching band into a more psychedelic place, reclaiming that sound from patriotic or sporty bullshit and harnessing its toughness and power. Brass which takes your head off, bouncy xylophones, offbeat handclaps and toms hopping in the gaps - I hoped it would be recognizably The Go! Team but unlike any song we'd done before.
Something more about the space between the notes. But when the notes hit, you make them count. Vocals were laid down by a bunch of teenagers in Detroit, which is a musical mecca for me. In the middle 8 I thought it would add a kinda interstellar cheekiness if they each introduced themselves, and their star sign.
Check out "Semicircle Song" below.
You can catch The Go! Team on tour in North American in Spring 2018 and play NYC's Le Poisson Rouge on April 9. Tickets for the LPR show go on sale Thursday, October 19 at noon.
All dates are listed, along with album art and tracklist, below.
SEMICIRCLE LP tracklist:
2. Chain Link Fence
3. Semicircle Song
5. The Answer's No - Now What's the Question?
6. Chico's Radical Decade
7. All the Way Live
8. If There's One Thing You Should Know
9. Tangerine / Satsuma / Clementine
10. She's Got Guns
11. Plans are Like a Dream U Organise
12. Getting Back Up
The Go! Team - 2018 North American Tour Dates
02/09 - Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor
02/10 - Leeds, UK @ The Wardrobe
02/11 - Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
02/15 - London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
02/16 - Newcastle, UK @ Riverside
02/17 - Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
03/24 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
03/25 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
03/27 - San Francisco, CA @ Independent
03/29 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
03/30 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos
03/31 - Vancouver, BC @ Fox
04/03 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
04/04 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
04/09 - NYC, Le Poisson Rouge