Thursday, August 11, 2011
one for the team
Indie pop band One for the Team were founded by Minneapolis music scenester/songwriter Ian Anderson (not to be confused with the frontman of Jethro Tull) in an effort to use material that was unfit for his other band, Aneuretical. The group began as a strictly studio side project with drummer Elliot Manthey and bass player John Krueger, but soon blossomed into a full-time unit after the success of the group's self-released 2006 album, Good Boys Don't Make Noise. A flurry of lineup changes followed, with the band eventually settling on Anderson, Manthey, Grace Fiddler, and Jacob Huelster as its core. One for the Team toured heavily in support of their 2008 sophomore effort, Build It Up, sharing the stage with contemporaries like Dressy Bessy, French Kicks, and Frightened Rabbit before heading back into the studio for 2009's eight-song EP Build a Garden.-mog
For me, their sound is a little MGMT, yet possibly more Modest Mouse. When I listen to their stuff, I keep thinking it would be perfect for a soundtrack of some TV show. And they have gotten on a few shows.
Members: Ian Anderson, Grace Fiddler, Elliot Manthey, Jacob Huelster
"One for the Team is the band you don’t know, but should." Amazon quotes. "This band offers up songs you love immediately upon hearing and can’t believe no one told you about them before."
Ghosts came out in 2010. Its there third full-length album. The disc was the greatly anticipated follow-up to the Minneapolis quartet's critically acclaimed Build It Up, which came out in August of 2008 and attracted attention from SPIN, NPR, MTV, Daytrotter, and even Gossip Girl. Ghosts was recorded to tape in San Francisco at John Vanderslice's Tiny Telephone Studios in August 2009 and produced by singer/guitarist Ian Anderson.
ONE FOR THE TEAM