The Go Rounds have used Psychedelic Americana Pop, Twang-Rock & Jelly-Roll and [bits of all your favorite bands exploded into rock n roll confetti] as placeholders intending to cast an umbrella over the sprawling landscape of their sound. Fingerpicked hollow body guitar makes space for slashing fuzz tones; down tempo, introspective ambiance opens into synth-led dance pop; spellbinding vocals weave a silver cord through this field of lush textures and intricate arrangements — a variegated sonic voyage that changes and returns 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 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, Michigan quartet has become an influential force within the Great Lakes music community over the last 9 years, releasing 4 LPs, 5 EPs and playing dozens of the region's bountiful music festivals. Starting in small concentric circles around Michigan, The Go Rounds have traversed the nation’s coasts, made the pilgrimage to Texas for South By Southwest, packed two-night stands in Toronto and established a tradition of touring to Mexico City with independent label support from their partners at Pedro Y El Lobo Records. They have amassed a resume including festivals such as Otis Mountain Get Down, SXSW, NuMuse Experimental Music Festival, Wheatland Music Festival, Camp Greensky, Green Music Fest Chicago, Blissfest, Mile of Music, Earthwork Harvest Gathering, Farmblock Fest, Founder’s Fest and Sinestesia in Veracruz, Mexico to name a few. A list of acts they have shared the stage with includes Greensky Bluegrass, Vulfpeck, Joshua Davis, Jeff Tweedy, Caroline Rose, Billy Strings, Mickey Hart, Keller Williams, Luke Winslow-King, Ava Luna, Mike Gordon, Liz Cooper & the Stampede, Delicate Steve, Frontier Ruckus, Sarah Shook and the Disarmers, Chris Bathgate, May Erlewine, Lucy Rose, Moon Taxi, Sweetwater Warblers, Mandolin Orange, The War and Treaty and The Wood Brothers.
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 (“pet cemetary”) and a wistful, Orbison-inspired waltz (“holding on hardly”). 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 whatever you may be is being released everywhere April 5, and unrecorded music consistently filters into the live repertoire to accompany the band's extensive catalogue.
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