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Yesterday, I was looking at shirts at Saddle Creek, Bright Eyes/ Maria Taylor/ Cursive etc, and ended up venturing to the Team Love Records site. I never really looked around the site, but as of yesterday, I’m somewhat, mad at myself. While I am a fan of buying Cd’s, I vastly prefer downloading them via itunes or megaupload. Specifically, I buy albums that are very indie, and the artist isn’t well known. But I digress, Team love had come with one of the most ingenuis and “self-defeating” idea ever, the music library! Not only is this a great thing for music lover, but also a good idea for the computer savy. I enjoy it for the later. The sign up is free, and worth the 2 minutes. This month’s (March) selections include : Flowers Forever, The Berg Sans Nipple, Tilly and the Wall, David Dondero, Nik Freitas, and Sarah Winchester.

Out of these, I managed to get four onto my iPod.

David Dondero’s six studio album “South of the South”. I had this on my old Ipod, but that met a sink unforunatly. It is definitly like his other albums, the majority are traveling songs. The song “Journal Burning Party” is pretty funny. And, “I’ve Seen the Love” is a good example of his writing skill and usage of analogies.

The Berg sans Nipple was one of the four I’d never heard of, and there (to me) a mix of a typical indie rock band and Animal Collective

On the Nik Freitas album, I only got three songs in and I had to stop. It’s one of those albums where you need to listen to the lyrics to understand the concept. But,  he is one of the member of Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band. Which makes me some what attracted to his music. I think I read somewhere that he was similar to the Beatle and Elliott Smith, I agree.

This is my favorite out of the four. Sarah Winchester. The name didn’t ring any bells either for me. It shouldn’t for you unless your a scholar in the art of Portland Indie. She is one of the members of A Weather. Now, A Weather is a “Chamber Pop” band, similar to an electric Sam Bean or a fully backed Elliott Smith. On A Weather’s first cd “Cove”, I fell in love with the song “Small Potatoes”, very catchy and very quiet. On Sarah Winchester’s Ep “The Northeast Kingdom Demos”, she has captured my love for her music. When I listen to her songs, it reminds me so much of Delayed in Vancuver/ Aubree Kutcher. That name will probably be annonomus with most, but she used to have an amazing Youtube channel, and still maintains a Myspace page. Both of these women have an amazing sense of melody and melancholy. I will admit, title track is my favorite. But, check her out, you won’t be let down.

Team Love Library- http://library.team-love.com/category/library/

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