Team Love is pleased to announce the first single “Molly-O!” from Strangers, the new full-length album by Simone Felice. Strangers will be released in the UK on March 24th by Team Love, and in the US on March 25th by our friends at Dualtone.
You can check out “Molly-O!” now from our Soundcloud page:
Of the Album and Single, Simone says:
“Isn’t it wild how, when it comes to matters of the heart, we can start out so fanatical, so certain, only to end up as strangers in the end? Remote even to ourselves over time, strangers in the mirror…
Molly-O! is a bit of a tongue-in-cheek salute/requiem to the itinerant panhandler I was as a kid, an exercise in not taking one’s early sins or one’s current self too seriously.”
Primarily consisting of Taylor Hollingsworth (Dead Fingers, Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band) and Sweetdog (Dexateens, Paul “Wine” Jones, T-Model Ford) the band’s debut album, “Pawn and Gun,” is out on Team Love XX, 2013.
Sweetdog is a military man. One time in Somalia he had to shoot some camels that were in the middle of the road tied together by barbed wire as part of a roadblock. He received a Navy Achievement Medal for this actions and 3 days off in Mombasa.
Taylor was recruited by Sweetdog to play guitar in the band Dexateens. Years later they formed the band SDX, or Sweet Dog Experience. Taylor writes the songs, taking inspiration from Sweetdog. An SDX show is 90% improvised experimental rock n’ roll. The rhythm tracks were almost all improvised and recorded on the spot at Memphis Punk Rock n’ Roll Legend, Jack Oblivion’s apartment.
Catch them on tour all over the US with Brown Bird starting next month. Dates below the jump.
Last Good Tooth came together like many bands do… as teenagers, smoking grass and aping their favorite band of the moment in their parents’ garages across the country. In the case of Last Good Tooth, that band was the Black Keys which is a bit shocking once you hear the first notes of Not Without Work and Rest trickle through your speakers. You see, the band is stunning when it comes to melodies, at carving out a line with a guitar that leads you straight into the first lyric of the songs while at the same time invoking some sort of strange Gordon Gano-ish Appalachian voodoo.
Well before the sessions for their debut were underway, word of their spirited live shows reached the offices of Team Love Records in New Paltz, NY. The band eventually dropped in on the sleepy Hudson Valley town and shook things up at the local dive bar, leading the room full of inebriated youth into a singalong of a Michael Hurley song. Later they played along side an abandoned thespian camp to a field of hedonists and swimming-hole experts. All of this left a strong impression on the folks at Team Love, and the plans for their debut album took root.
Recorded over the summer and fall of 2011, Not Without Work and Rest is a record for the young and the old, offering up tinges of mystery alongside a familiar warmth.
Last Good Tooth formed in Providence, RI and is currently based in New York State. The band is made up of Penn Sultan (Guitars), Kevin Sullivan (Bass), Arthur Kapp (Drums), and Alex Spoto (Fiddles) Not Without Work and Rest is out May 28th, 2013 on Team Love Records. Read more…