Team Spirit, “Surrender”

Laura Leebove

By Laura Leebove

Managing Editor
on 09.09.14 in Listen to This

Ayad Al-Adhamy is best known as Passion Pit’s former keyboardist, but don’t expect to hear those shiny synths with his new band Team Spirit. “Surrender,” from the group’s forthcoming debut (out September 30 via Vice / Warner Bros.), is a power-pop gem with frantically shouted vocals about giving in to young love: “I surrender to you, baby/ I know you think I’m crazy.” As implied by their name, Team Spirit are as earnest and enthusiastic as Al-Adhamy’s former band, with songs equally worthy of shouting along.