English sextet the Go! Team will drop their third record, the first since 2007’s acclaimed Proof of Youth, on January 30. Titled Rolling Blackouts, it’s another collection of fun, vibrant, schizophrenic pop from the group, featuring guest artists running the gamut from Deerhoof’s Satomi Matsuzaki to Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino. Our favorite track is album highlight “Voice Yr Choice” – it’s like marina elevator music amped up to eleven, with steel drums, guitars that sound like steel drums, endlessly whistle-able horn refrains, and call-and-response cheers spearheaded by Tampa, Fla. rapper Dominique Young Unique, whose bratty, holier-than-thou rhymes – “I’m a rockstar, baby! I’m such a lady!” – are as fun and in-your-face here as in her original material.
Dominique’s great – her verses here are some of her best ever – but no one really comes across as the star of this track, neither her nor the band. It’s an effortlessly collaborative effort – and it’s really surprising how perfectly they work together. Give it a listen and keep an eye out for the rest of the record on the 30th.