Single + Video Release: Suntraps by Casey Scott

Suntraps from the upcoming album, Orrery

Video Premiere

This one has a strong sense of place for me- the main loop/ origin of the song was some keyboard I recorded on my phone at the school where I work.  After all the layers, I can’t even make out the keyboard part anymore, but I hear voices I recognize, and this rhythmic clatter which was some of my guys playing a game like Hungry Hungry Hippos, with lots of plastic grabbing and noise.  The video was shot in a single take and felt right with this song straight away.

Casey Scott

We are luxuriating in another roundly beautiful sonic pastoral by Casey Scott. YouTube served us Relaxing Music for Work Stress immediately after we watched the video. Maybe you need this, too. Watch and listen to Suntraps, then take a walk and listen some more. Follow Casey in all the places, listen now on Bandcamp, and save to your playlist and collections.

File under ambient music, meditation, drone, and psychic spaces. Orrery is out March 11.

We are sending love XOTL

New Release News: The Dizzying Parade by Good Good Blood

Good Good Blood – The Dizzying Parade

the perfect getaway from “the humdrum of the day”

Cereal and Sounds cereal pairing: Frankenberry

New music – The Dizzying Parade 

Today we are celebrating our fourth release with Good Good Blood, Fox Food Records’ James Smith, crossing the distance from Mirfield, West Yorkshire, in the UK.  Thanks for all the love the new songs have received so far.  The album is out now everywhere. Consider giving it a like, a share, or maybe add a track to your playlist?
More from Good Good Blood:  When It All Wakes Up Keep My Powder Dry (2021, digital single), At Your Mercy (2020, vinyl), Sounds From Where I Live (2017, cassette).


Thank you so much. We are sending love XOTL

Track Premiere: Ransom The Captive Heart by Kyle Morgan

…a winding folk beauty

Under The Radar Magazine

Track Premiere

We are so excited to share with you “Ransom The Captive Heart, ” the new single by Kyle Morgan which premiered yesterday at Under the Radar. You can read the article by Caleb Campbell here.


Younger At Most Everything, coming to Team Love Records February 25, 2022, is a collection of deeply personal songs that reads like a map of Morgan’s spiritual evolution. From child of evangelical Christianity to existentially paralyzed adolescent, drunken romantic to neurotic but industrious artist, Younger takes listeners on a bumpy journey through the badlands of self-doubt, fear, repression, and near-despair, charting the ongoing, non-linear path towards healing.

Listen to the new song — it’s out now everywhere.

Thank you so much. We are sending love. XOTL

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 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

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

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

Video Premiere: Lorkin O’Reilly – I Reside

Video premiere at Vents

Thanks to Vents magazine for kicking off their premiere week with the new video for “I Reside” by Lorkin O’Reilly, from Heaven Depends. It was filmed in 4K by Griffin Hart Davis in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains.


to write it from the perspective of God if he hated himself.


Lorkin talks about the original concept behind the song, and how Griffin translated it into a story of rebirth and redemption.  Read the article here.