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Team Spirit

Team Spirit

Vice/Warner Bros.
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July 10, 2013

In a previous life, Ayad Al Adhamy played the gushy synths in Passion Pit. Now, with his punky garage-pop band Team Spirit, his slash-and-burn erudition comes through on every track of this utterly bazonkadonkulous five-song debut EP – a blur of bubble-punk riffs, bratty melodies, gutter-ninja guitar leads and cartoonishly catchy shout salvos. Call it trash idealism: Team Spirit nick choice bits from the Fall and U2 and Thin Lizzy like they're pulling off a five-finger discount at the local 7-Eleven. Which makes sense: The record lasts about as long as a cherry Slurpee buzz, while providing roughly half the nutritional value.

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