It’s getting more and more rare to receive an email from a PR firm containing music that is actually listenable. To be honest it seems to take quite an act of God for this to occur. So on the occasion that this happens it’s a time to celebrate. One of these rare occurrences happened today when I got an announcement concerning the debut release for Norwegian group Team Me.
Fronted by Marius Hagen, Team Me found surprise success after one of their songs was accepted into a battle of the band contest and a band had to be pulled together quickly in order to play the finals. Within the year the band has recorded their first EP with their debut LP, To The Rooftops scheduled for a U.S. release in February of 2012.
The band’s sound is a little hard to nail down. There’s upbeat pop in line with Freelance Whales, art rock that we’re more used to hearing out of Scandinavian countries, as well as some the track “Fool” which could easily be mistaken for a Sufjan Stevens song. The point is that Team Me has their bases covered with styles and techniques that has something the please everyone.