Team Spirit Releases “F*ck The Beach” (Live At The Knitting Factory) Video + “Jesus He’s Alright” (Live At The Knitting Factory) Video Out Now

Click Here To Watch “F*ck The Beach” (Live At The Knitting Factory) Video

Click Here To Watch “Jesus, He’s Alright” (Live At The Knitting Factory) Video

Fresh off the heels of a full US tour with fellow indie rockers Surfer Blood, NYC’s Team Spirit is back with two live videos for “F*ck The Beach” and “Jesus He’s Alright” (Live At The Knitting Factory). The videos are the final installments in the five part live video series from the Team Spirit Live At The Knitting FactoryEP. Click here to watch “F*ck The Beach” (Live At The Knitting Factory) and click here to watch “Jesus, He’s Alright” (Live At The Knitting Factory) and watch the first three videos in the series at the links below. Head over to Spotify to listen to the entire EP in full and stay tuned for news about the band’s forthcoming debut full length due for release in 2014.

Media

Click Here To Watch “Teenage Love” (Live At The Knitting Factory) On Noisey

Click Here To Watch “Phenomenon” (Live At The Knitting Factory) On Noisey

Click Here To Watch “MRDR It’s Ok” (Live At The Knitting Factory) Video

Team Spirit Releases “MRDR It’s Ok” (Live At The Knitting Factory) Video

Click Here To Watch “MRDR It’s Ok” (Live At The Knitting Factory) Video

Team Spirit are back with the new video for “MRDR, It’s OK” (Live At The Knitting Factory), the third video in the five part live video series from the Team Spirit Live At The Knitting Factory EP. Click here to watch “MRDR, It’s OK” (Live At The Knitting Factory) and head over to Spotify to listen to the entire EP in full.

The Brookyln rockers have also kicked off their Fall tour with Surfer Blood in support of their debut self-titled EP out now on VICE Records / WBR. Check out tour dates below.

Tour Dates

with Surfer Blood:

10.15 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
10.16 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
10.17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
10.18 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
10.21 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
10.22 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
10.23 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
10.24 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent
10.26 – Dallas, TX – Tree’s
10.27 – Austin, TX – Red 7
10.28 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds
10.29 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks

 

Click Here To Watch “Teenage Love” (Live At The Knitting Factory) On Noisey

Click Here To Watch “Phenomenon” (Live At The Knitting Factory) On Noisey

Team Spirit Releases Team Spirit Live At The Knitting Factory EP

Click Here To Watch “Phenomenon” (Live At The Knitting Factory) On Noisey

Team Spirit have released the new video for “Phenomenon” (Live At The Knitting Factory). The video is the second in the five part live video series from the Team Spirit Live At The Knitting Factory EP, out today exclusively via Spotify. Team Spirit have also kicked off their US tour with Surfer Blood this week in support of the band’s debut self-titled EP out now on VICE Records / WBR. Click hereto watch “Phenomenon” (Live At The Knitting Factory) and check out full tour dates below.

Tour Dates

with Surfer Blood:

09.30 – Charlotte, NC – Visualite Theatre
10.01 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
10.03 – Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel
10.04 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
10.05 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
10.06 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
10.07 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
10.09 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
10.10 – Columbus, OH – The Basement
10.11 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
10.12 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
10.13 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
10.15 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
10.16 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
10.17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
10.18 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
10.21 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
10.22 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
10.23 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
10.24 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent
10.26 – Dallas, TX – Tree’s
10.27 – Austin, TX – Red 7
10.28 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds
10.29 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks

 

‘Team Spirit Live At The Knitting Factory’ EP Tracklisting

01. Teenage Love
02. Phenomenon
03. MRDR, It’s Ok
04. Fuck The Beach
05. Jesus, He’s Alright

 

Media

Click Here To Watch “Teenage Love” (Live At The Knitting Factory) On Noisey

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Press Quotes

“In a previous life, Ayad Al Adhamy played the gushy synths in Passion Pit. Now, with his punky garage-pop band Team Spirit, his slash-and-burn erudition comes through on every track of this utterly bazonkadonkulous five-song debut EP – a blur of bubble-punk riffs, bratty melodies, gutter-ninja guitar leads and cartoonishly catchy shout salvos.” – Rolling Stone (3.5 Stars)

“I first heard the garage pop of Team Spirit at this year’s South by Southwest, where the Brooklyn band was fun, sleazy, but never sinful. However, in their music video for “MRDR It’s OK”, the band find themselves deep in the bowels of an animated Hell. Omnes relinquite spes, o vos intrantes, dudes”  – Consequence Of Sound

“In the realm of fantastical, violent animated rock videos, I’ll take this one over the also-great Queens Of The Stone Age “I Appear Missing” clip” – Stereogum

“Spunky and sunny, Brooklyn-based Team Spirit embodies all the characteristics of their name, creating a swinging surf sound with bursts of poppy cheer. ” –The Deli

Links

Team Spirit Website
Team Spirit Bandcamp
Team Spirit Spotify
Team Spirit Facebook
Team Spirit Twitter

Team Spirit Premieres “F*ck The Beach” Video On Noisey

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Click Here To Watch “F*ck The Beach” Video On Noisey

 

Click Here To Download ‘Team Spirit’ EP On iTunes

 

Media

Click Here To Watch Part 1 Of Video Series: “Jesus, He’s Alright!” Video on Stereogum

Click Here To Watch Part 2 Of Video Series: “MRDR It’s Ok” Video On Consequence Of Sound

Team Spirit are back with their newest animated video for “Fuck The Beach” from the band’s debut self-titled EP out now on VICE Records / WBR. The video is the third in the band’s continuous five part video series collaboration with Swedish animators Hannes and Johannes. Re-imaged for the video series, we revisit “Fuck The Beach” as the centre of the cosmic saga that is unfolding surrounding the four diabolical rockers on their quest to save the girl… but who is she?! Head over to Noisey to watch as the saga unfolds in “Fuck The Beach” and don’t miss Team Spirit as they kick off their U.S. tour this week including upcoming dates supporting Peace.

 

Tour Dates

05.22 – Happy Dog – Cleveland, OH
05.23 – Do317 Lounge – Indianapolis, IN
05.24 – Harlings – Kansas City, MO

With Peace:

05.28 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
05.30 – Brick & Mortar – San Francisco, CA
05.31 – Echo – Los Angeles, CA
06.01 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
06.03 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
06.05 – Turf Club – Minneapolis, MN
06.06 – Schubas – Chicago, IL
06.08 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
06.10 – Johnny Brendas – Philadelphia, PA
06.11 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
06.12 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
06.13 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA

 

Press Quotes

“I first heard the garage pop of Team Spirit at this year’s South by Southwest, where the Brooklyn band was fun, sleazy, but never sinful. However, in their music video for “MRDR It’s OK”, the band find themselves deep in the bowels of an animated Hell. Omnes relinquite spes, o vos intrantes, dudes”  – Consequence Of Sound

“In the realm of fantastical, violent animated rock videos, I’ll take this one over the also-great Queens Of The Stone Age “I Appear Missing” clip” – Stereogum

“Spunky and sunny, Brooklyn-based Team Spirit embodies all the characteristics of their name, creating a swinging surf sound with bursts of poppy cheer. ” –The Deli

“definitely a band to watch in 2013.” –We All Want Someone To Shout For

“Team Spirit is Hellbent on making all current British guitar rock bands sound like unfit wankers.” –The Boston Phoenix

“crunchy power-pop garage rock… with its sixties-style wordless sing-alongs, wandering bassline, and infinitely catchy guitar riffs. Check it out.” –Pretty Much Amazing

“Does anybody remember The Exploding Hearts? These guys are continuing where they left off. Catchy, punky hooks” –Invisible Children Blog

“(Team Spirit) makes music that you can’t help but bop your head to: It’s catchy, it’s happy, it’s loud; it’s everything you want” –Feast of Music

Team Spirit Premieres “MRDR It’s Ok” Video On Consequence Of Sound

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Click Here To Watch “MRDR It’s Ok” Video On Consequence Of Sound

 

Click Here To Download ‘Team Spirit’ EP On iTunes

Team Spirit is excited to share the newest video episode for “MRDR It’s Ok” from the self-titled debut EP out now on VICE Records / WBR. The video is the latest in a five part video series collaboration between Team Spirit and Swedish animation duo Hannes and Johannes and continues to take the viewer on a bizarre rock and roll ride concocted in lead singer Ayad Al Adhamy’s mind.  Check out the video for “MRDR It’s OK” on Consequence of Sound and catch Team Spirit’s energetic live show on the road with UK rockers Peace this Summer.

 

Tour Dates

05.22 – Happy Dog – Cleveland, OH
05.23 – Do317 Lounge – Indianapolis, IN

With Peace:

05.28 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
05.30 – Brick & Mortar – San Francisco, CA
05.31 – Echo – Los Angeles, CA
06.01 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
06.03 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
06.05 – Turf Club – Minneapolis, MN
06.06 – Schubas – Chicago, IL
06.08 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
06.10 – Johnny Brendas – Philadelphia, PA
06.11 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
06.12 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
06.13 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA


Press Quotes

“Brooklyn’s Team Spirit offer up a component that few of their compatriots are wiling to exude: pure grime.” –Consequence Of Sound

“Spunky and sunny, Brooklyn-based Team Spirit embodies all the characteristics of their name, creating a swinging surf sound with bursts of poppy cheer. ” –The Deli

“definitely a band to watch in 2013.” –We All Want Someone To Shout For

“Team Spirit is Hellbent on making all current British guitar rock bands sound like unfit wankers.” –The Boston Phoenix

“crunchy power-pop garage rock… with its sixties-style wordless sing-alongs, wandering bassline, and infinitely catchy guitar riffs. Check it out.” –Pretty Much Amazing

“Does anybody remember The Exploding Hearts? These guys are continuing where they left off. Catchy, punky hooks” –Invisible Children Blog

“(Team Spirit) makes music that you can’t help but bop your head to: It’s catchy, it’s happy, it’s loud; it’s everything you want” –Feast of Music

Links

Team Spirit Bandcamp
Team Spirit Facebook
Team Spirit Twitter

Team Spirit Streams EP On Paste/ In Pittsburgh 4/10

Click Here To Stream Full ‘Team Spirit’ EP On Paste

With one week until release, Team Spirit are excited to share an exclusive sneak peak of their full debut EP with you on Paste. Formed by lead singer Ayad Al Adhamy,  the Brooklyn rock and roll foursome’s self-titled EP is out April 9th on VICE Records / WBR.

Check out the new video from the band’s debut EP for “Jesus He’s Alright!” below featuring live scenes directed by Ian Perlman and animation by Swedish duo Hannes and Johannes. The video is part of a five video series collaboration between Team Spirit and Hannes and Johannes. Stay tuned for the next video installment in this series, out soon.

Click Here To Watch “Jesus He’s Alright!” On Stereogum

Click Here To Pre-Order ‘Team Spirit’ EP On iTunes

‘Team Spirit’ EP Tracklisting

01 Jesus He’s Alright!
02 MRDR It’s Ok
03 Fuck The Beach
04 Teenage Love
05 Phenomenon

Tour Dates

04.10 – 6119 – Pittsburgh, PA

With The Joy Formidable:

04.12 – Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
04.13 – Théâtre Corona Virgin Mobile – Montreal, QC
04.14 – Upstate Concert Hall – Albany, NY

EP Release Party:

04.25 – Swat Bar, 59 Canal St – New York, NY
21+, $10 at the door (no advance tix), doors at 9pm.

Links

Team Spirit Bandcamp
Team Spirit Facebook
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Press Quotes

“Brooklyn’s Team Spirit offer up a component that few of their compatriots are wiling to exude: pure grime.” –Consequence Of Sound

“Spunky and sunny, Brooklyn-based Team Spirit embodies all the characteristics of their name, creating a swinging surf sound with bursts of poppy cheer. ” –The Deli

“definitely a band to watch in 2013.” –We All Want Someone To Shout For

“Team Spirit is Hellbent on making all current British guitar rock bands sound like unfit wankers.” –The Boston Phoenix

“crunchy power-pop garage rock… with its sixties-style wordless sing-alongs, wandering bassline, and infinitely catchy guitar riffs. Check it out.” –Pretty Much Amazing

“Does anybody remember The Exploding Hearts? These guys are continuing where they left off. Catchy, punky hooks” –Invisible Children Blog

“(Team Spirit) makes music that you can’t help but bop your head to: It’s catchy, it’s happy, it’s loud; it’s everything you want” –Feast of Music

Click Here To Pre-Order ‘Team Spirit’ EP On iTunes

‘Team Spirit’ EP Tracklisting

01 Jesus He’s Alright!
02 MRDR It’s Ok
03 Fuck The Beach
04 Teenage Love
05 Phenomenon

Team Spirit Premieres “MRDR It’s Ok” Track On Noisey

Click Here To Download “MRDR It’s Ok” On Noisey

In a world of wonky tumblr-wave nonsense and no-talent bedroom synth acts, sometimes you need to pick up a guitar. Ayad Al Adhamy started Team Spirit in Brooklyn without much of a plan in mind: In his mid-twenties, he’d already logged time on the road with Passion Pit, and his indie label Black Bell Records was picking up steam. But his guitar was gathering dust.

Ayad needed a band, quickly, so he pulled in his old roommate Roman Tobias Pettigrew, who’d just returned from LA after leaving a real-life cult called The People’s Church of Animal Town (Google it, it’s for real).

The pair recruited Mike Addesso and Cosmo Kilburn DiGiulio, and by the time they played their first show the quartet already had a five-track EP of splashy, crunchy power-pop, plus a bizarre video for “F*ck The Beach,” put together by the fantastically talented Swedish animators Hannes and Johannes.

“When they sent me the treatment for the ‘F*ck The Beach’ video,” Ayad recalls, “Hannes and Johannes’ script started off with us entering a vagina and exiting through a penis. Obviously we told them to do whatever they wanted.”

The band began to make a name for itself, touring In October 2012, Team Spirit upped the ante and signed to VICE Records to release a five-song self-titled ten-inch. Inspired by Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker, the band linked back up with Hannes and Johannes to produce a handful of animated videos to accompany each track on the record.

Team Spirit Signs To VICE Records

VICE Records and Warner Bros are pleased to announce the recent signing of rock ‘n’ roll foursome Team Spirit. Founded by NYC’s own Ayad Al Adhamy. the band is set to shred at this year’s CMJ festival with five shows over the course of the fest. Following CMJ, Team Spirit will hit the road with White Denim and Maps & Atlases, bringing their sounds to fans in the Midwest on the Bonaroo365 Tour.

Ayad on forming Team Spirit: “I looked over at my guitar collecting dust in the corner and decided I’d had enough. I picked it up, fell back in love, and Team Spirit was born.”

Needing a band, he got in touch with his old shred-metal college roommate Roman Tobias.

Pettigrew (who had spent the last few years in Los Angeles founding a cult… seriously) and recruited Cosmo Kilburn Di Giulio after finding and nearly losing him following a night of drinking in a country music bar. They rounded off the lineup with ball-kickin’ drummer Mike Addesso.

Ayad describes Team Spirit as “Bursting with soulpower – a cocktail of Motown basslines, Thin Lizzy-esque dueling guitars, 90s sing-along hooks, glam beats, and Chuck Berry feet.”

Click here to watch the signing ceremony with VICE and Team Spirit (with blood ink)

Tour Dates

CMJ Tour Dates
10.15 – Conflict of Interest – Rebel NYC 10.00pm
10.16 – Banners – Pianos Upstairs 12.30am
10.17 – TAYFPR Showcase Pianos Downstairs 5:00pm
10.17 – Noisey CMJ Showcase – Santos Party House Downstairs 10.45pm
10.20 – FUZZ – Swat Bar – 12:00am

Bonaroo365 Tour w/White Denim & Maps and Atlases
10.24 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
10.25 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
10.26 – Madison, WI – University of Wisconsin
10.28 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

Tell All Your Friends CMJ Showcase

Wednesday 10/17 @ Pianos, 12-7 pm
CMJ 2012.
PIANOS NYC.
2 floors of FREE FUN.

SET TIMES:

DOWNSTAIRS

1pm – Zulu Pearls
2pm – Bowery Riots
3pm – Jon DeRosa
4pm – Solid Gold
5pm – Team Spirit
6pm – BRAIDS

UPSTAIRS

12:30pm – Correatown
1:30pm – Blackbird Blackbird
2:30pm – Maus Haus
3:30pm – Filligar
4:30pm – Triple Hex
5:30pm – Wooden Indian Burial Ground