The Go Rounds are bits of all your favorite bands exploded into rock n roll confetti. Their unique brand of Psychedelic Americana Pop crosses, blends, and deconstructs genres; from indie to country to art-rock and baroque folk; creating an accessible and engaging experience that will leave you talking.
THE BEST OF WHAT’S NEXT: “The Go Rounds are bringing a head-clearing common sense to the sometimes senseless head-banging of rock ‘n’ roll. Or maybe they’re here to exterminate cynicism.” – Paste Magazine
The Go Rounds have used Psychedelic Americana Pop, Twang-Rock & Jelly-Roll and [Increasingly Difficult to Describe] as placeholders intending to cast an umbrella over the sprawling landscape of their sound. Accents of Roy Orbison, Harry Nilsson and The Kinks filter through elements of Talking Heads, Patti Smith, Crazy Horse, Berlin-Bowie and 80s Brian Eno infused with a reverence for Emmy-Lou’s Wrecking Ball revival and an eye on the horizon for the blossom of yields to come.
Fingerpicked hollow body guitar makes space for slashing fuzz tones as down tempo, introspective ambiance opens into synth-led dance tracks. Spellbinding vocals weave lush textures through a field of deconstructed genres – a variegated sonic voyage – changing and returning like the seasons, flourishing and weathering the Beauty and the Fury. The result is an experience that is at once accessible, engaging, evocative and surprising– the comfort of a sedan and the exhilaration of driving fast on a loose gravel road.
The Kalamazoo quartet has been a dominant force in the Michigan music landscape for the last 5 years, releasing 4 LPs, 4 EPs, and playing countless Great Lakes music festivals including Wheatland Music Festival, Blissfest, Hoxeyville Music Festival, Earthwork Harvest Gathering, Farmblock Fest, Short’s Anniversary XII, Buttermilk Jamboree, Farmfest, Founder’s Fest, DunnDunn Fest, Traverse City Microbrew and Music Fest, Mile of Music, and Holler Fest. Some of the major acts The Go Rounds have supported include Greensky Bluegrass, Hard Working Americans, Vulpeck, Billy Strings, Keller Williams, Bruce Hornsby, Arlo Guthrie, Asleep at the Wheel, Mickey Hart, and Railroad Earth.
Their April 2018 EP release code includes three new compositions representing three pillars of the Go Rounds Sound. The title track “code” has brooding dark wave hues with hooky guitar arpeggios and a serpentine rhythmic pulse, a wildly distinctive textural piece book-ended by a psychedelic pop circus ride and a wistful Orbison-inspired waltz. Also added to the ep are four live recordings that point back to some of where The Go Rounds have been throughout the time elapsed since their last release, 2016’s i promise i wont get hurt. There are no signs of slowing down – a new full length album is set to be released in Mexico and Spain this November with a US release to follow, and unrecorded music consistently filters into the live repertoire to accompany the band’s extensive catalogue.
2016 WYCE JAMMY AWARDS
Runner-Up Album of the Year: Don’t Go Not Changin – The Go Rounds
Special Jury Prize Album of the Year: Don’t Go Not Changin – The Go Rounds
Most Fun to Watch – The Go Rounds