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August 23, 2019, Arts

Thanks to The New York Times for previewing tonight’s show at Trans-Pecos

“…Joanna Sternberg writes smart, tightly woven songs indebted to the blues tradition as well as to singer-songwriters like Elliott Smith.”

  -NYTimes

8.28 @ Trans-Pecos

Gabe Goodman
Joanna Sternberg
Another Michael (solo)

8pm | All Ages | $10/12


Thanks to RIYL for producing this excellent extended interview with Joanna Sternberg

RIYL / BoingBoing podcast. Brian Heater’s longform conversation with musicians, cartoonists, writers and other creative types. Listen below:

RIYL Episode 359 (Bonus): Joanna Sternberg

Thanks to Rolling Stone for the Song You Need to Know: This Is Not Who I Want to Be

Then I Try Some More is a gorgeous bedroom lo-fi rendering of mid-century blues, jazz, and pop (Sternberg is a huge Scott Joplin fan) that carves out a middle ground between Daniel Johnson and Randy Newman.”

  -Rolling Stone

Thanks to BreakThru Radio for their special presentation of the mini-documentary about Joanna Sternberg “No One Really Knows You”

Produced and edited by Bryan Bruchman, if you haven’t yet met, please meet Joanna Sternberg. Follow the links to all the parts of the series below


Very Special Thanks to Joanna Sternberg, and to their producer Joe Rogers, for making the album Then I Try Some More.

Team Love Records is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to release this wonderful work, and we hope you have an opportunity to listen to it — to stream it, or to buy it; to see Joanna Sternberg perform some songs from it. The vinyl and the cd includes artwork, a lyrics sheet, all drawn by Joanna, too.

The first vinyl pressing will sell out soon so get to a show, a record shop, or Bandcamp. STAT. https://smarturl.it/joannasternberg-xoxo


Team Love is sending love. More news soon. Thank you! XOTL

NEW RELEASE: Joanna Sternberg – Then I Try Some More

The debut LP by Joanna Sternberg – Then I Try Some More – July 12, 2019

Team Love is proud to release the debut full-length album by Joanna Sternberg on vinyl, cd, and digital. Celebrate with us tonight at The Glove in Brooklyn, catch Joanna on tour with Conor Oberst starting next week in Portsmouth, or attend the homecoming birthday bash at Alphaville on August 18, with Miwi La Lupa and friends. Most importantly, get the hard copy before they are gone. Buy or stream it in all the places. You can find them here: https://smarturl.it/joannasternberg-xoxo

Thanks so much! XOTL

“…for those who are able to identify with Sternberg, Then I Try Some More has the potential to be life-savingly relatable.” Pitchfork


“Sternberg has a way with simple stories and melodies that feel eternal…” Stereogum


“Sternberg’s music is upfront in its need for human connection. Then I Try Some More reveals the very maw of their sadness…” The FADER


“…these are their feelings, their truth, we can only sit back, listen and be thankful that Joanna is willing to share this with the world.” For The Rabbits


“New York-based singer Joanna Sternberg makes quirky, playful folk songs that recall The Moldy Peaches.” NPR


“For a debut, Joanna Sternberg’s Then I Try Some More conceals no raw nerves — everything is placed on the line.” Exclaim!


“…Sternberg barely fills the space around them, their tempered half-thoughts drifting in and out of focus, like bursts of bright sunlight through stale bedroom air.” Gold Flake Paint


“…Sternberg’s voice shines here, wavering to deliver the perfect amount of emotional vulnerability that we all long for.” Uproxx


“Sternberg sounds a bit like another Joanna—Newsom, that is, whose playful freak-folk attracted a cult following in the early 2000s. Sternberg wields similarly whimsical, barebones arrangements with that same childlike attitude.” Paste


“…heart-wrenching without being over the top.” Brooklyn Vegan


“Sternberg’s upcoming new album, Then I Try Some More, simultaneously reflects the pain of being viewed as “other” by most of the world and provides a source of strength and solace for those with similar struggles.” Spotify


“Joanna Sternberg is a life saver.” Balloon Machine

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New Single: Step Away by Joanna Sternberg

Then I Try Some More | CD (album art by Joanna Sternberg) pre-order on Bandcamp

Joanna Sternberg releases a new single from their upcoming album

“Step Away,” the new single by Joanna Sternberg from their upcoming album, “Then I Try Some More” is now streaming!

Thanks to Brooklyn Vegan for the track premiere. Stereogum and Paste have shared the new song, too; and For The Rabbits has included it in their weekly “Five Things We Liked This Week.”

…listen and be thankful that Joanna is willing to share this with the world.

For The Rabbits

“Then I Try Some More” is out July 12. Pre-order a vinyl, cd, and digital from Bandcamp, ask your local record shop to order it, or pick up a copy from Joanna at a show or on tour this summer with Conor Oberst.

Joanna plays Sunny’s in Brooklyn on June 25 with their father, the artist Michael Sternberg, and a full list of dates is below.

Joanna Sternberg Tour Dates:

07/12 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ The Glove (Album Release Show)
07/17 – Portsmouth, N.H. @ Prescott Park Free Concert Series*
07/18 – Providence, R.I. @ Columbus Theater*
07/19 – Norwalk, Ct. @ Wall St Theater*
07/20 – Bearsville, N.Y. @ Bearsville Theater*
07/21 – Jersey City, N.J. @ White Eagle Hall*
07/23 – Kalamazoo, Mich. @ Bells Brewery *
07/24 – Chicago, Ill. @ Thalia Hall*
07/25 – Cincinatti, Ohio @ Taft Theatre*
07/26 – Bloomington, Ill. @ Castle Theater*
07/27 – Maquoketa, Iowa @ Codfish Hollow*
07/28 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Weesner Amphitheater*

(* = with Conor Oberst)

August
08/18 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Alphaville
with Miwi La Lupa, Utsav Lal, Allegra Krieger

September
09/06 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ The Knitting Factory
with Emma Frank and Lau Noah

Happy Summer! XOTL

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TRACK PREMIERE: For You by Joanna Sternberg

Joanna Sternberg and friends

Special thanks to Tom Johnson and GoldFlakePaint for premiering “For You,” the next single from Joanna Sternberg’s debut full-length album “Then I Try Some More.”

. . . doo-doo-doo nonchalance akin to accidentally finding yourself locked inside someone’s daydream . . .

-GoldFlakePaint

The new track will be available to stream everywhere on Friday, May 17. You can follow Joanna Sternberg on Spotify and check out their stellar playlist “Music I Love” ! Pre-save the new album to Spotify.

You can pre-order your copy of Then I Try Some More at Bandcamp.

Vinyl album artwork includes a 6-page lyrics folder in full color, drawn and lettered by Joanna Sternberg, plus the first four panels of their comic of the same name, Then I Try Some More. CD artwork includes a 24-page booklet.


Shows

  • 13-Jun Woodstock NY @ Colony w/ Kath Bloom and Jules Olson
  • 12-Jul Brooklyn NY @ The Glove // Record Release Party Jam Art Show Tour Kick Off

July Tour, supporting Conor Oberst

  • 17-Jul Portsmouth NH – Prescott Park Free Concert Series
  • 18-Jul Providence RI – Columbus Theater tickets
  • 19-Jul Norwalk CT – Wall St Theater tickets
  • 20-Jul Bearsville NY – Bearsville Theater SOLD OUT
  • 21-Jul Jersey City NJ – White Eagle Hall SOLD OUT
  • 23-Jul Kalamazoo MI – Bells Brewery tickets
  • 24-Jul Chicago IL – Thalia Hall SOLD OUT
  • 25-Jul Cincinnati OH – Taft Theatre tickets
  • 26-Jul Bloomington IL – Castle Theater tickets
  • 27-Jul Maquoketa IA – Codfish Hollow SOLD OUT
  • 28-Jul Minneapolis MN – Weesner Amphitheater, Minneapolis Zoo tickets
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TOUR NEWS: Joanna Sternberg supporting Conor Oberst in July

We are pleased to announce that Joanna Sternberg will be the special guest for all dates on Conor Oberst’s tour of the northeast and midwest in July. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, April 19, at 10am ET.

Poster + art by Joanna Sternberg. All dates and ticket links are below:

17-Jul Portsmouth NH – Prescott Park Free Concert Series
18-Jul Providence RI – Columbus Theater
19-Jul Norwalk CT – Wall Street Theater
20-Jul Woodstock NY – Bearsville Theater
21-Jul Jersey City NJ – White Eagle Hall
23-Jul Kalamazoo MI – Bells Brewery
24-Jul Chicago IL – Thalia Hall
25-Jul Cincinatti OH – Taft Theatre
26-Jul Bloomington IL – Castle Theater
27-Jul Maquoketa IA – Codfish Hollow
28-Jul Minneapolis MN – Weesner Amphitheater, Minneapolis Zoo

Conor Oberst has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to the Florence Project and their work providing direct legal and social services for detained adults and children under threat of deportation.


Track premiere: Joanna Sternberg – This Is Not Who I Want To Be, from the upcoming album Then I Try Some More

simple but affecting

— Sternberg confronts oblivion with only a piano in tow

-James Rettig for Stereogum

Many thanks to Stereogum for premiering the first single off Joanna Sternberg’s “Then I Try Some More,” out July 12. The album will be released on vinyl, cd, and as a digital album. It includes full-color artwork and lyrics sheet hand-drawn by Joanna Sternberg, along with the first pages of a comic by the same name. Listen to “This Is Not How I Want to Be,” streaming everywhere now.

Pre-save the album to your Spotify or stream This Is Not Who I Want to Be now.

Joanna Sternberg – Then I Try Some More – July 12, 2019 – vinyl, cd, digital
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Video premiere: Upon the Hammer by Lorkin O’Reilly

“…opting to drone a calm croon…”

The Music Mermaid on Lorkin O’Reilly

Many thanks to The Music Mermaid for the premiere, and for the eloquent take on the new video from Lorkin O’Reilly, “Upon the Hammer,” directed by Griffin Hart Davis.

Add it to your playlist, and find Heaven Depends everywhere you can.

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New Releases: The Music of Bill Brovold

We are proud to present the music of Bill Brovold, distributed through Team Love by special arrangement with the artist, and now available worldwide to stream or download.

The Spaghetti-Western-turn’d-peyote-dust’d-Carnie-After-Party that is Bill Brovold’s “Superstar” is undeniable.”

– Cassette Gods

Bill Brovold is a painter, composer, and artist. In the early 1980s, he was a member of a number of New York avant-garde, No Wave groups including Rhys Chatham Ensemble, East Village Orchestra, Fast Forward and the Zen Vikings. Bill created the Detroit bands Larval and Strange Farm, whose revolving line-ups at times included Billy Ficca of Television, Ernie Brooks of Modern Lovers, and Ron Asheton of The Stooges.  Brovold’s long musical history overflows with interesting projects and obscure yet essential names in the worlds of art and avant-garde music. Read more

Album links

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VIDEO: Palmer T. Lee – So Between Eyes

“One half of the excellent duo The Lowest Pair, Palmer T. Lee branches out with his first solo album Winebringer…”

Americana UK

Thanks to Americana UK for premiering the video for “So Between Eyes.” Directed by Brett Hansen.


Interviews

Read Palmer T. Lee’s 5 + 5 session at The Bluegrass Situation.

The Live Feed on KQAL-FM, 89.5MHz, at Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota. KQAL’s Willard Huyck sat down with Palmer to discuss the album, his future plans and to hear some tunes. Aired: 02.06.2019

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