Rolling Blackouts

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
Rolling Blackouts
Memphis Industries
Released: January 31, 2011

Froz-T-Freez Favorite Albums of 2010

Nothing fancy here, just my favorite albums of 2010, in alphabetical order by album title.

My Most Favorite Albums of 2010

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti: Before Today
Vampire Weekend: Contra
No Age: Everything in Between
Jonsi: Go
Deerhunter: Halcyon Digest
Beach House: Teen Dream
Sufjan Stevens: The Age of Adz
Warpaint: The Fool
LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening

Other Favorites of 2010

Woods: At Echo Lake
Abe Vigoda: Crush
Patty Griffin: Downtown Church
Wolf Parade: Expo 86
Broken Social Scene: Forgiveness Rock Record
Local Natives: Gorilla Manor
Laura Veirs: July Flame
Yeasayer: Odd Blood
Here We Go Magic: Pigeons
Delorean: Subiza
Arcade Fire: The Suburbs
Horse Feathers: Thistled Spring
Sleigh Bells: Treats


Of course I am always looking for more music and there is a lot of stuff from this year I haven’t heard yet, so suggestions are welcome.  Right now I’m checking out a lot of left-field electronic/hip-hop instrumental stuff like Flying Lotus, Baths, Forest Swords, etc.  Check back in a couple of days and I may be on to mainstream country again.  You just never know.  As you can see from above, though, indie rock still seems to be my home.