On My Turntable: TeamMate-Goldmine

TeamMate GoldMine

Let’s shortcut the review portion of this: If you like synth pop, you’re going to dig this one. Even when the songs are heavy they’re light—happy beats, bright vocals, and crisp production. “Don’t Count Me Out” is a great example:


Now let’s talk about the band, which is a really cool story. Drummer Dani Buncher and singer-keyboardist Scott Simons make up TeamMate. They made a couple for ten years, too, before Dani came out. That has to be a tough on a boyfriend, but Simons was intent on making the best of it: “It wasn’t easy. But I lost my father when I was 20. He was the most important person in my life. So as long as I have a choice to keep someone in my life, I’m going to.”

It took the two a few years to come back together as musical partners, but they have and Goldmine is the result, an album that is about as close to music memoir as one can hope to get. Check out “Sequel:”

TeamMate has a couple of East Coast dates coming at the end of August, so check those out if you’re in Pittsburgh or NYC. As for the rest of us? Well, we can follow the band on our social media outlet of choice:


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