Tonight we are celebrating the release of Kyle Morgan’s new single, Do You Still Have Some Fight In You?with a live performance streaming from Team Love HQ. Attend or watch the replay on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, 7pm ET.
Recorded and mixed by Ryan Dieringer at Welterweight Sound Studio in New Paltz, NY Produced by Ryan Dieringer and Kyle Morgan Mastered by Jamal Ruhe Artwork by Benjamin Lee Sperry Design by Benedict Kupstas
Official Video for New Single by Clean Cut Kid – Lewis Be Brave
Lewis, Be Brave is the second single from Liverpool-based Clean Cut Kid‘s forthcoming album, Hiss. The Official Music Video is Out Now. A SunKin Films production, shot by Clean Cut Kid on Ultra 8 film, starring John Paul Taylor.
Tickets are on sale now for The Smoke Signals Tour
Clean Cut Kid have tour dates scheduled across the UK with Lorkin O’Reilly supporting all shows.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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
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.
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. XOTL
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.