Following last week’s stripped down acoustic version of “Teenage Heart”, Team Spirit kick things up a notch with their latest track, “Surrender” where frontman Ayad Al-Adhamy takes the opportunity to show his shred skills.
After tours with Peace, Surfer Blood and Skaters, Team Spirit will return to the stage this Fall performing at Riot Fest in Chicago and have just announced their hometown album release show October 1st at Baby’s All Right. Killing Time is due for release September 30th via Vice / Warner Bros.
More than just a frontman, Ayad Al-Adhamy plays the team captain. Literally shredding his way to guitar-hero status, the soul of Team Spirit is all about epic hooks, killer solos, crunchy licks, and home-town heroics. In a past life Ayad was the keyboard wiz behind Passion Pit’s gushy synths until one day, rediscovering his first love, that six-string siren, he rallied like a frantic pep-squad and rocketed last years self-titled Team Spirit EP into the finals for the comeback-kids and punk rock parking lot tailgaters everywhere.
Calling upon teammates Kieren Smith (guitar, vocals, running back), Dan De Lara (bass, vocals, tackle), and Alex Russek (drums, fullback), Team Spirit are in position to slam-dunk their debut LP, Killing Time, dropping this fall. Standing on the shoulders of guitar greats like Chuck Berry and the Exploding Hearts, Team Spirit’s first full length is a lean, mean, shredding machine that will surely make September 30th when it comes out on VICE / Warner Bros Records.
‘Killing Time’ LP Tracklisting
09.14 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
10.01 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right