The Go Rounds / photo credit: John Hanson

The Go Rounds / photo credit: John Hanson

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 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.

The songs are catchy, twangy, and trippy – led by the creative force of frontman Graham Parsons, whose spellbinding vocals weave through lush sonic textures as the band puts on a master class of intricate arrangements. Their powerful and dynamic live show has earned them a reputation as one of the best live bands in the Midwest.

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.

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