The Go Rounds are one of contemporary indie rock’s most creative groups, a bold and visionary collection of talented musicians that have forged a reputation as innovators over the course of five studio albums and countless live performances.
Hailing from Kalamazoo, Michigan, they’ve firmly established themselves in the Great Lakes music community, becoming staples of the local festival circuit while taking their electric live show from coast to coast, from SXSW to Chicago’s Green Music Fest. Having shared the stage with Jeff Tweedy, Delicate Steve, Mandolin Orange, The Wood Brothers, Caroline Rose, The War and Treaty, Liz Cooper & the Stampede, and Lucy Rose, The Go Rounds are seriously experienced performers with the material to back it up.
Described as a blend of psychedelia, Americana, twang-rock and jelly-roll with a healthy dose of pop sensibility holding things together, The Go Rounds write music that sounds like bits and pieces of all your favorite bands exploded into rock ‘n roll confetti. Fingerpicked guitar, fuzzy distorted tones, introspective ambience, spellbinding vocals and effervescent synth-pop: they manage to effortlessly weave together a varied sonic palette through intricate arrangements that are at once accessible, engaging, surprising and evocative. Their latest release, ‘Whatever You May Be’, was described as a “multi-faceted, ambient art-rock epic” by critics, while lead vocalist Graham Parsons painted the record as an “examination of our mirrors – the places, times and relationships that hold our reflection… a fever dream, a clearing on the horizon.”
WYCE JAMMY AWARDS
2016 Runner-Up Album of the Year: dont go not changin – The Go Rounds
2016 Special Jury Prize Album of the Year: dont go not changin – The Go Rounds
2016 Most Fun to Watch – The Go Rounds
2017 Critic’s Choice Album of the Year: i promise i wont get hurt — The Go Rounds
“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.”