The Go! Team
This U.K.-based pop collective is based around a live band and churns out dirty pop songs that sound like they were produced and recorded up in the attic. But that's just the beginning: then they reconfigure the songs in the studio, adding some trickery and samples, and occasionally a mic-rocking emcee. The result is twee garage pop that also kills on the dancefloor.
The Go! Team Concert Films
Live at Brooklyn Bowl
The Go! Team
Runtime: 59 minThe Go! Team are a six-piece band from Brighton, England. They combine indie rock and garage rock with a mixture of blaxploitation and Bollywood soundtracks, double dutch chants, old school hip hop and distorted guitars. Their songs are a mix of live instrumentation and samples from various sources. The band's vocals vary between performances: while live vocals are handled mostly by Ninja (with Tsuchida and Fukami-Taylor also singing some solos), vocals on record also feature sampled and guest voices.
The Go! Team Top Tracks
Live at the Music Hall of Williamsburg
Ra Ra Riot
Runtime: 60 minRa Ra Riot are on an alluring career trajectory. The band has gone from small-town favorites to big stage stars, and their recent swing through our city for four nights at both The Bowery Ballroom and The Music Hall of Williamsburg seemed the perfect time to capture their ascent.
Starting off as contemporaries to bands like Vampire Weekend, Ra Ra Riot has been something of a slow burner, choosing to develop and nurture a sound rather than cashing in on one, quick aesthetic. Following the release of their polished, Chris Walla produced sophomore album The Orchard, the band now find themselves at a point of promise. The intricacies of their arrangements rival many of the so-called art-rockers, with heaps more accessibility. While The Orchard dropped hooks for heady, reverberated decorations, the ornate finish provides a complimentary side to a band still building its foundation.