Friday, April 5, 2013

REVIEW: Team Spirit - Team Spirit EP

If you love raucous power pop with great energy, a plenitude of hooks and a genuine sense of fun, then the five-track, self-titled, EP from New York's Team Spirit should be first on your list for your April 9 trip to the record store.  The bass lines are wonderfully thick, the two-guitar attack shredtastick, and the vocals combine glam half-scream with power pop choruses.  An up-tempo party album for 2013? Sure, thanks to your about to be overworked repeat button.

Try it out on "MRDR It's Ok" --

Ayad Al Adhamy, who has toured with Passion Pit and runs his own indie label (Black Bell Records) apparently formed Team Spirit to get back to his guitar rock roots.  I hope he likes how the project has evolved, because I certainly do.

The opening track --

Team Spirit is Ayad Al Adhamy (lead vocals/guitars), Cosmo Kilburn DiGiulio (guitars), Roman Tobias Pettigrew (backing vocals/bass), and Mike Addesso (drums).  The EP is released on Vice Records.

One of the tracks, "F*ck the Beach", boasts an official video created by Swedish animators Hannes and Johannes.  Be forewarned, it is decidedly NSFW --

Twitter ( @goteamspirit )
Vice Records

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