I know what you're thinking. "The Go! Team's debut album, Thunder, Lightning, Strike isn't out in the US?" Amazingly, no. It's not. Without a proper release in the US, the Mercury Prize-nominated album has already made the band an indie phenomenon. They killed the Vice party at SXSW. They were arguably the best act at Pitchfork's Intonation Festival. All the cool kids already know who they are and they could easily be spotted singing along to all the songs at the band's live shows, but on September 27, The Go! Team will take their party time, genre-bending selves to the next level. On that day, Columbia Records will unleash Thunder, Lightning, Strike on the American masses.
Sure it might be weird seeing the album on an end cap at Target or Walmart, but hey, if you're a real fan, you'll still like them when all the suburban kids and frat dudes are blasting "Huddle Information" at their weekly keggers, right?.
The US version of the album will include not one, but two bonus tracks as well as all-new vocals on "Bottle Rocket", so in case you already have the record, this will give you an excuse to buy it again.
The fabulous Go! Team will, of course, be revisiting the US in support of their album's release. Beginning on October 14 in Houston, their tour will hit major markets across North America before wrapping up at what is sure to be a sold out Webster Hall performance on November 2.
10.14.05 - Houston, TX (Engine Room)
10.15.05 - Dallas, TX (Trees)
10.16.05 - Austin, TX (Emo’s)
10.18.05 - Phoenix, AZ (Clubhouse)
10.19.05 - San Diego, CA (Casbah)
10.20.05 - Los Angeles, CA (El Rey)
10.23.05 - San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore)
10.24.05 - Portland, OR (Wonder Ballroom)
10.25.05 - Seattle, WA (Showbox)
10.28.05 - Minneapolis, MN (First)
10.29.05 - Chicago, IL (Metro)
10.30.05 - Toronto, ONT (Phoenix)
10.31.05 - Montreal, QUE (La Tulipe)
11.01.05 - Boston, MA (Paradise)
11.02.05 - New York, NY (Webster Hall)