Our dear friend Simon Joyner will embark on a house tour very soon! Details below, catch him if you can…
Team Love is happy to announce Miwi La Lupa’s album ‘New Way Home,’ in stores this January. Pre-orders are up at our webstore. Check out what RELIX had to say about the first single, ‘Radio’, and stream it at their website.
New Way Home, MiWi’s debut album on Team Love, is the result of life taking an unexpected turn. With the help of Monica Frisell, the songs began to take shape in early 2013. As things developed, friends such as Joanna Warren, Curtis Fowlkes, Rob Jost, Mara Kaye, Natalie John, Timothy Allen, Bill Frisell, Conor Elmes, and Conor Oberst, all enthused at the sound, eagerly jumped in to lend a hand. New Way Homeis a short, immediate, and catchy album, but its real magic lies in its ability to invoke a wide range of sonic diversity while not losing sight of its singular vision. A track like “Ashes To The Wind” invokes legendary bluesman Howlin’ Wolf, while “Here I Am” positions itself neatly between singer-songwriters like Ron Sexsmith and Stuart Murdoch. The album’s songs range from playfully vengeful (“Everybody’s Fuckin’ With Me”) to sorrowfully serious (“New Moon”).
MiWi’s voice is frank, his phrasing crisp, his lyrics easy to grasp yet full of twists. The songs document a season in a life, offering empathy to the listener while asking for the same in return. New Way Home comes out on Team Love Records January 21, 2014.
order at our webstore, and catch her on tour in the northeast this fall:
|Brooklyn, NY||Rod & Gun Club|
w/ Melaena Cadiz
|New York, NY||Sidewalk Cafe|
w/ Laura Eve Engel
Andrea Tomasi’s “Hurricane Dream” will be in stores this September on Team Love! Pre-order at our webstore, and read more about Andrea below…
There’s more to this record you’re holding in your hands than you think. Listen close. The songs unfold softly, gently, like a slow fog rolling over the landscape, until the words have surrounded you without your noticing. And behind the songs you’ll start to hear natural voices. Birds in the bowers, trees rustling in the wind, crickets just out of reach. That’s because New England songwriter Andrea Tomasi didn’t record this album in a studio. She recorded it in the woods of a state park in New York. That wasn’t the plan at first, though. At first, Andrea Tomasi planned to record this album, her self-titled debut for record label Team Love (Conor Oberst, The Felice Brothers, Last Good Tooth), in a New York recording studio. But after the studio was damaged by Hurricane Irene, Team Love and producer Jeremy Backofen (Ólöf Arnolds, Tom Brosseau, Frightened Rabbit) decided to move the recording to nearby Minnewaska State Park, specifically the Shawangunk Ridge, an isolated high-altitude landscape that’s the Northern tip of the Appalachian mountain range. Using nature as the studio, the environment drew out the many natural elements in Andrea Tomasi’s songwriting, bringing her closer to the source of her music.
SDX is a two-piece from Alabama, USA.
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.