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    Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:00:55

    Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. Team Mate - They met in college, dated, broke up and are now a band!

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    We love a band with a rich, dramatic backstory. Like Team Mate. The members met in college. They dated for a decade. Then, one of the members came out and now they are a band. They make amazing pop music, too! This could have been a soap opera but it became SO much more.

    Twitter-size your bio -- your choice of 140 words or characters, if you want to get technical-- and tell us everything we need to know! GO!

    We met in college. We dated for 10 years. Dani came out. We broke up. Now we're a band. #truestory.

    If you were not doing music, you would be...

    Napping.

    Any non-music hobbies, talents or skills?

    Dani does a good Cher impression. Scott's got puns for days. Together, we can pretty much sing the entire soundtrack of Little Shop of Horrors. Dare us.

    Pick ONE song on your record and share a writing or recording story. Something intimate, that you haven't told anyone else (or at least a bunch of writers or journalists) and that which puts us in the moment with you. Let's get intimate, shall we?

    Last spring going into the Supreme Court rulings on DOMA and California Prop 8, we had an idea to write a song called 'Love Is Love' in support of the gay rights movement. We were anxious about the outcome, since it could've gone either way. The lyrics of the first draft were a little too bitter, angry and frustrated but we knew we had a good concept and tune. We decided to make the song more anthemic and positive. It didn't make sense to sing 'Love Is Love' and show animus towards the opposing view. Looking back, we're so glad we revised the lyrics.

    Finish this sentence: TeamMate is the artist that...

    ...Will kiss up to your parents, watch your pets and eff up your Netflix recommendations with documentaries and horror movies.

    Listen to "Don't Count Me Out" below. It's lush pop.



    Are you a Team Mate?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    06.24.14



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