Team Spirit releasing debut LP, playing Northeast shows w/ Alvvays after Riot Fest Chicago (dates, streams)
Team Spirit / Puppet Team Spirit
Team Spirit, the band fronted by former Passion Pit member Ayad Al Adhamy, are finally coming out with their debut album, titled Killing Time, which will be out September 30 via Vice/WB. The first single "Surrender" is a big riff rocker with a very catchy chorus. Taking cues from some of the lyrics, the music video (directed by Alex Russek) finds a puppet version of the band looking for a hit the easy way -- aka selling your soul to The Devil. You can watch that, and stream "Teenage Heart" from the album, below.
If you're going to Riot Fest Chicago this weekend, look for Team Spirit on Sunday (9/14). They'll also be playing a few East Coast shows in October, including Baby's All Right on 10/1 with Sunflower Bean.
Tickets are on sale now. Other dates on the trek are will Canadian band Alvvays. All dates are listed below.
Speaking of, it was recently revealed that in addition to the 9 previously-announced bands playing classic albums at Riot Fest, Cheap Trick (whose song "Surrender" is not the Team Spirit song in this post) are performing Heaven Tonight.
List of Team Spirit dates, with the video and stream, below...
Team Spirit - Surrender
Team Spirit - 2014 Tour Dates
09.14 - Chicago, IL - Riot Fest
10.01 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right
10.09 Northampton, MA - Iron Horse *
10.10 Boston, MA - Great Scott *
10.11 Hamden, CT - Outer Space *
10.12 Burlington, VT - Signal Kitchen *
* w/ Alvvays