A crew of high school cheerleaders find a vintage 1980s boombox underneath the bleachers, with a mixtape of old-school hip-hop auspiciously cued up in the deck. When one brave girl presses play, hoping it might be just what they need for their new routine, they are mystically transformed into The Go! Team, which is something like Charlie’s Angels and the A-Team put together, but even cooler; they vow to use their newfound powers to become great MCs and also save the school from lameness. To achieve their aims they join forces with the ‘60s pop-loving sophisticates of the rival school’s marching band, and together they conspire to hijack the big football game mid-play-mid-field with a guerrilla marching cheer block party. It was the best Homecoming ever, and also the best episode of Glee that I’ve never seen. Bethany “Best Coast” Consentino and Satomi “Deerhoof” Matsuzaki guest star.
The Go! Team – T.O.R.N.A.D.O. from memphis industries on Vimeo.
The Go! Team – Voice Yr Choice from memphis industries on Vimeo.
The Go! Team – Buy Nothing Day from memphis industries on Vimeo.
The Go! Team – Apollo Throwdown from memphis industries on Vimeo.
The Go! Team
Released: January 31, 2011
Today I inaugurate a new feature here at the Froz-T-Freez: the Froztmix. As we commence the beautiful hot month of July, this particular froztmix has been made with pure summer listening in mind.
What is a Froztmix? It is no more and no less than a virtual mixtape. This particular mix has been calculated to fit on two sides of a 90 minute cassette tape. Of course, you can also listen to it using the mp3 player of your choice, or burn it onto a CD.
I suggest this mix as ideal for automobile listening while traveling, or for a small but good sounding portable stereo in an echoey basement or bathroom while doing laundry or other chores.
Well, on with it. Right click on each side and choose “Save as…” to get the goods.
- Animal Collective: Summertime Clothes
- Sleigh Bells: Crown on the Ground
- Grizzly Bear: Two Weeks
- Vampire Weekend: California English
- Atlas Sound: Walkabout (feat. Noah Lennox)
- Neon Indian: Deadbeat Summer
- Nite Jewel: Want You Back
- The Cool Kids: Strawberry Girl
- Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti: ‘Round and ‘Round
- Laura Veirs: July Flame
- Ganglians: To June
- Deerhunter: Strange Lights
- The Carter Family: Keep on the Sunny Side
- Best Coast: Sun Was High (So Was I)
- No Age: Here Should Be My Home
- Girls: Morning Light
- Yes: And You and I
- T. Rex: Mambo Sun
- Vampire Weekend: Cousins
- White Denim: Shake Shake Shake
- Holiday Shores: Errand of Tongue
- Girls: Summertime
If you find that you like any of the songs on this mix, please explore the artists’ work further and purchase the music. Any questions or comments are, as always, welcome.