Lasers through tracing paper, orange tone oscillations, cable access hangover, a K-tel dream sequence, a haunted vision mixer, station wagon-core, straight to video, something in the fog, fluff on the needle, chromakey constellations, a hovercraft on the fretboard, faxing a car alarm, a Morse code pep talk, etch a sketch jacknife, a daily Haley’s comet, light sound colour motion, a holiday from yourself, Ceefax taking Oracle, second sight summer camp, 360 degree tunnel vision, Chinese whispers by post, the opposite of hula hooping, the geometry of ideas, maxing the minute maid, a teleprompter for your dreams, carry the ten, pathways in patchwork.
The Go! Team will return with their new album The Scene Between on 23rd March 2015 via Memphis Industries.The Scene Between, their first album in 4+ years, is markedly different from any of their previous releases and sees bandleader Ian Parton going back to his roots by writing, performing and producing all of the songs himself, sans band members. CLICK HERE to listen to the album’s title track via NPR’s All Songs Considered now and CLICK HERE to watch the album trailer.
The Go! Team’s last album entitled Rolling Blackouts became a natural end chapter for the band with members splintering off into different musical projects, getting married, teaching, experiencing real life. For The Scene Between, frontman Ian Parton took the opportunity to return to the working methods he’d used at the origins of the band – crate digging, fooling around by himself, trying to nail a feeling. Parton elaborates: “I wanted to make an album driven by melody and song writing because catchiness is the hardest thing you can do. Brill Building hooks but permeated with a kind of wobbly VHS feel.”
Parton had four rules before starting: melody would guide the song, samples would be treated as an instrument rather than a basis for the song, the production would vary across the song like flipping the dial on a radio and the singers must all be people he’d never previously heard of. Matching the song to the right voice wherever that voice was in the World, an outreach program for bedroom-core DIY artists.
What D’You Say?
The Scene Between
Waking The Jetstream
Rolodex The Seasons
Did You Know?
Gaffa Tape Bikini
Catch Me On The Rebound
The Floating Felt Tip
Her Last Wave
The Art of Getting By (Song For Heaven’s Gate)
Reason Left to Destroy
iTunes pre-order (with instant download of ‘The Scene Between’) http://smarturl.it/scenebetween