came here to rock the microphone
No, I don't have any new tracks from recent blog favorites The Go! Team to offer. Sorry to be such a tease. After finding out about them through the diligent work of TTIKTDA, Said The Gramophone, Spoilt Victorian Child & Smashed Robot!, and proceding to listen to the six or seven tracks I had repeatedy for weeks, I couldn't wait any longer. I went ahead & finally ordered their debut LP Thunder, Lightning, Strike from their UK label Memphis Industries, as it seemed unlikely that the disc would be getting a stateside release anytime in the relatively near future.
I'm still waiting for the cd to arrive from across the pond, as I was a couple days ago when I discovered that the album, along with the Junior Kickstart and The Power Is On EP's that preceded it, became available for purchase & download from the iTunes music store this past Monday. So while I'll have to wait a little longer to hear the rest of The Go! Team's pop breakdown grooves, cheerleader hip-hop vocals & lo-fi remix-style sound, the rest of you can go get it for yourselves right now. So do it already!
ETA: Music For Robots has a couple of related posts up, with two tracks from Go! Team and another two tracks from last year's Memphis Industries compilation, Estuary English. Get 'em while they're hot. (9/23/04)
For those of you who, like me, are impatiently awaiting the December release of Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, the trailer is now up at Apple and the film's official site is open, although there isn't really anything of note to check out there thus far. However, you can take a look at the one-sheet artwork, from which the above graphic is a taste.