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Catch the Buzz: One for the Team

Minneapolis-based indie-pop quintet prepare to break out with excellent sophomore set, Build it Up. Download the chattering, sunny pop glee of "A Better Job."

Who? Minneapolis’ One for the Team purvey the sort of buzzing, playful, unisex indie-pop purported by bands bold older (say, Velocity Girl) and new (Mates of State). But with five members — led by singer-songwriter/Twin Cities man-about-town/Afternoon Records founder Ian Anderson — the band’s sound arrives more expansive and guitar-based, but equally sunny, cutesy, and keys-driven. Case in point: “A Better Job” (DOWNLOAD MP3). “Let’s move to Brooklyn together, ” sing Anderson and synth player Grace Fiddler adorably, in unison. “We’ll both get internships at Matador Records.” Ahhh….

Their latest: Sophomore set Build it Up is available now as a download via iTunes, and will arrive on CD Aug. 19 via Militia Group.

Recommended if you like… Mates of State, Matt & Kim, That Dog, Velocity Girl

Now Hear This: “A Better Job” (DOWNLOAD MP3)

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