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.
Their latest record, “Whatever You May Be, released last November in Mexico and officially being released in the United States on April 5, is the ideal Zen-like combination of meditation and unpredictability. Just as each song could suggest four different genres, the Kalamazoo band sounds as though its excavated a certain serenity by continuing to dig.” The the songs are “a lush and swooning composite of spacious drifters, aerobic kickers and some cavernous sonic curtains to create a multifaceted, ambient art-rock epic.” —Jeff Milo, Local Spins Album Reviews
In a recent video premier for the single “Foxtrot”, directed by Maren Celest, Go Rounds singer Graham Parsons paints the new record as "an examination of our mirrors — the places, times, and relationships that hold our reflection. A fever dream, sweating out an obsession with romantic partnerships or self-indulgence as means of seeking approval and creating self-worth. A clearing on the horizon." —PopMatters
The Kalamazoo, Michigan quartet has become an influential force within the Great Lakes music community over the last 9 years, releasing 5 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.
“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
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