NEW RELEASE: Clean Cut Kid – Lewis, Be Brave

Lewis, Be Brave by Clean Cut Kid

The new single by Clean Cut Kid is out now

Lewis, Be Brave is the second single from Liverpool-based Clean Cut Kid‘s forthcoming album, Hiss, slated to be released jointly on Team Love and Alcopop Records in Spring 2022. Recently returned from a tour as a duo (opening for Orla Gartland!), Clean Cut Kid continue to stretch their loving arms out to friends and fans alike.

Listen to Lewis, Be Brave

“A good friend came to stay with us a few days after losing his Mum. I’d never witnessed someone so completely and utterly consumed by grief. His pain was like a force that changed the air in every room he was in. ‘Lewis, Be Brave’ was written simply to tell him, ‘I tried my very best to understand what you were feeling.’”

– Mike Halls, songwriter

Stay tuned for more to come from Clean Cut Kid, and expect the newest video soon! Tour dates are scheduled across the UK with Team Love label-mate Lorkin O’Reilly. Dates are below.

Clean Cut Kid w/ Lorkin O’Reilly Tour Dates

  • 29 Nov • Manchester – Academy 3
  • 30 Nov • Sheffield – Yellow Arch Studio
  • 01 Dec • Liverpool – Arts Club
  • 02 Dec • Leeds – Brudenell
  • 05 Dec • Newcastle – Cobalt Studios
  • 06 Dec • Glasgow – Broadcast
  • 07 Dec • Edinburgh – Opium
  • 12 Dec • London – Colours Hoxton
  • 13 Dec • Brighton – Green Door Store
  • 14 Dec • Bristol – The Exchange
  • 15 Dec • Birmingham – Hare & Hounds

Find tickets at https://www.cleancutkid.co.uk/

Please meet Kyle Morgan

Kyle Morgan, photo by Isaac Gillespie

We are so happy to inroduce the newest addition to our roster, Kyle Morgan. You may already know Kyle as Starcrossed Losers, or as member of Tumbling Bones, from Portland, Maine. Kyle also plays guitar on Our Lady Star of the Sea, Help and Protect Us by the gracious Tica Douglas, which was released on Team Love in 2017.


Queens NY-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kyle Morgan grew up in central Pennsylvania, where he spent countless Sunday mornings amidst the broken strains and coffee breath of his church congregation. His first record, Starcrossed Losers, became the alias under which he would go on to release two more, Bind Us Anew and Strange Hesitations, each featuring his distinctive conglomeration of Americana styles, from stripped-down acoustic ballads and love-lorn parlor laments to roaring alt-country and throwback 60’s rock’n’roll.  His newest single, “Do You Still Have Some Fight In You,” is coming to Team Love Records November 12.

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NEW RELEASE: Casey Scott – Incunabula

Incunabula by Casey Scott, photo by the artist

New Single + Video Out Now

Deeply pleased to present the new single by Casey Scott, Incunabula. The track is the first from the album Orrery, which will be released in the Spring of 2022. Follow Casey in all the places, listen now on Bandcamp, and save to your collections. Mailing list subscribers, we thank you for visiting the advance look.

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On Incunabula, as for all the tracks on the record, I wanted the drone to be front and center. I’m always chasing the feeling of a warm, “mental massage” that comes from a good drone. Spare dub piano and and a simple beat anchors and orbits the pulse. The name of the album, Orrery, refers to this sense of a center (the drone) and elements of lesser mass circling around this dense center.

To me, music making is about connecting to mystery, creating an environment in which our thinking takes a backseat to stillness and wonder.

Casey Scott
Incunabula – video by the artist

RIYL ambient music, meditation, drone, psychic spaces.

Related reading Incunabula: Dawn of Western Printing (NDL, Japan)


Please meet Casey Scott

Casey Scott  played bass in Athens, Georgia based bands Drip and Lona, with Andy LeMaster and Clay Leverette, in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, when he started working with Omaha, Nebraska’s Bright Eyes. He toured with the band in 1999 and 2003, and recorded on Lifted.  In art college, he specialized in photography, and began making his own ‘Empty Music‘ as non-intrusive background for projections his photo and video work.  Radiohead’s OK Computer, Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin, Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works and DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing were in heavy rotation.  He made music during this time with a cassette 4track recorder and a Boss sampler.  Experiments in self-production continued through Pro-Tools, Garageband and eventually Ableton.

Since 2011 he has studied Yoga and Meditation (200 RYT), which tuned him into the uses of drone, chanting and repetition in spiritual practice.  This meeting of home recording, traditional and electronic instrumentation, and long, held tones have resulted in the current set of songs, ORRERY. Incunabula is the first single from the album, which will be released in Spring 2022 (tape, digital), on Team Love Records.

Follow Casey Scott: Instagram, YouTube.

Listen https://ffm.to/incunabula

NEW RELEASE: Jamie Saft Trio – Lotus Blossom

Jamie Saft Trio – Lotus Blossom – Starring Wigmono – Official Video by Adam Goldberg

New single by JST (Veal Records x Team Love) | Video by Adam Goldberg

Jamie Saft Trio explore the shape of Billy Strayhorn’s classic, “Lotus Blossom,” and celebrate the release with a video directed by the multi-faceted artist Adam Goldberg, starring the elusively joyous Wigmono.

Listen in all the places, add to your playlists, tell your friends. A timeless magic conjured by Jamie Saft and friends to honor the memory of the great Jerry Granelli.


“Lotus Blossom” is a magical composition written by the great Billy Strayhorn. Duke Ellington used to close concerts with this unique piece. The version presented here is dedicated to the memory of my friend and mentor Master Musician Jerry Granelli, whose brush work and positive aspect shined through the Peanuts score music as the drummer for the Vince Guaraldi Trio. Jerry spoke often of the Buddhist principle of “Nowness”- of committing to each unique individual moment. It is in Jerry’s memory that I present this sweet version of “Lotus Blossom.” Enjoy.

Jamie Saft
Lotus Blossom – artwork by Steven Erdman

Jamie Saft Trio- Lotus Blossom Jamie Saft- piano Jim Lyden- acoustic bass Gary Gemmiti- drums Film Steve Erdman – Wigmono with Roxane Daner Bud Earl Goldberg Sonny Sweets Goldberg Directed by Adam Goldberg In Memory of Jerry Granelli Recorded and mixed by Jamie Saft in Midcoast Maine. Mastered by Christian Castagno in Minca, Colombia Art & design by Steve Erdman / Erdman Designs. Piano tuned and prepared by Michael Lynam, R.P.T. Written by Billy Strayhorn. Published by Tempo Music, Inc. and Music Sales Corporation (ASCAP) Film Steve Erdman – Wigmono with Roxane Daner Bud Earl Goldberg Sonny Sweets Goldberg Directed by Adam Goldberg

NEW RELEASE: bentcousin – Time Will Tell / Toss of a Coin

bentcousin – Time Will Tell / Toss of Coin // double single out now

. . . a unified sound of sweet serenity in the face of everything that lies outside of our control.

Week in Pop

Week in Pop premieres bentcousin’s new double single

Thanks to Week in Pop for the excellent deep read of Brighton-born bentcousin’s newest release with Team Love, “Time Will Tell / Toss of a Coin,” two lush new tunes that ring and sway. In the article, singer Amelia Murray talks about writing, balance, and luck. Read more.

Listen in all the places, save to your collections. Hitting that little heart button is a virtually painless, largely easy, way to contribute to the cause. Bandcamp is a boon, too.

Thank you so much XOTL

New video: Clean Cut Kid – Heavy As

Heavy As by Clean Cut Kid

New video by Clean Cut Kid

Starring the great Walter Henry Halls, father of Clean Cut Kid front man Mike Halls, the video for Heavy As is a window into one of the pair’s infamous ‘Beatles Day’ bonding sessions, in which they explore their home city of Liverpool, beautifully captured on Ultra 8 film by the loving eyes of Evelyn Halls.

Heavy As is the first single from Clean Cut Kid’s upcoming fourth album, Hiss, which will be released in 2022 on Team Love in the US and Canada, together with our friends at Alcopop Records in the wider world.

Please watch, listen, like, share, and follow. Tickets for November and December tour dates are on sale, and the new video is out now. Hiss is not to be missed.  Thank you so much.
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Interview: Sun Burns Out talks to Philip Goth

Philip Goth, photo Wyndham Garnett

Philip Goth : Infinite Melancholy of The Ordinary man

If you need to buy only one LP on bandcamp this year, it should be this one. After 30 years reviewing music, we’ve only had such an encounter with a new and totally unknown artist 2 or 3 times.

Sun Burns Out

Read Benjamin Berton’s excellent interview with Philip Goth (the beloved artist also known as Josh Rawson) at Sun Burns Out. We agree that truth is stranger than fiction. Don’t sleep on the reality of Philip Goth.

The album is out now. Follow on Bandcamp for updates about Philip Goth merch. Thanks so much XOTL


” I saw Serpico at the Salad Bar of this grocery store. He had a big walking staff. His aura was really shining that day.” – Philip Goth in Sun Burns Out

Folk Radio UK reviews Marriage Material

Lorkin O’Reilly Album & Single art – clockwise from upper left: Marriage Material, Baby Steps / Twist (ft. Laura Quirke), Pelé Pelé, Still You.

On this second album, the 27-year-old Scot of Irish heritage really opens up as a lyricist, delivering some of the most powerfully raw emotions in song form I’ve heard in many years.

Folk Radio UK

Read the newest review for Lorkin O’Reilly’s new album, Marriage Material, thanks to David Morrison for Folk Radio UK: https://www.folkradio.co.uk/2021/08/lorkin-oreilly-marriage-material/


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Album Review: Marriage Material

Lorkin O’Reilly

No different than talking to a stranger at a coffee shop about their life story, Marriage Material is an unexpected collection that is wonderfully simple and intriguing.

Dust Country

Thanks to Dust Country for the new review of Marriage Material by Lorkin O’Reilly. Read: https://dustyorgan.com/2021/08/20/singer-songwriter-lorkin-oreilly-faces-his-past-on-sophomore-album-marriage-material/

Marriage Material is out now everywhere, listen: https://ffm.to/marriagematerial

Follow Lorkin O’Reilly on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lorkinoreilly/

New Release: Lorkin O’Reilly – Marriage Material

Lorkin O’Reilly – Marriage Material OUT NOW

It’s an intimate album that feels like a whisper on the skin.

Louder Than War

The second full-length album by Lorkin O’Reilly is out now

Almost three years since the singer-songwriter released his debut album Heaven Depends, Lorkin O’Reilly returns with treasure trove of powerful reflections.

Marriage Material examines themes of deep love, family ties, and broken vows. It was recorded mostly at home in Catskill, New York in 2020, and calls on Lorkin O’Reilly’s extended network of musical brethren for support, with appearances by Kenny Siegel (Old Soul Studios), Matthew Cullen (Ultraam), Sam Smith, Will Bryant, Lee Falco, Felix M-B, and Laura Quirke (Lemoncello). The songs amble with intent through the halls of memory; unafraid to lament, bear teeth, or poke fun as needed; as the artist tries honestly to see the future in consideration of his recent past. After emigrating to America at eighteen and marrying at a young age to later separating from his wife, then finally becoming a citizen; Marriage Material is a story told with quiet hope, recognizing that familial relationships are the building blocks of everything.

We are so proud to present this new album to you. Listen to Marriage Material however you like to do that. Buy or stream it, add it to your playlists, please click those little hearts everywhere you see it and follow Lorkin O’Reilly. Thank you so much XOTL