|Origin||Boulder, Colorado, United States|
|Genres||indie rock, indie pop, electro pop, twee pop|
|Labels||Mighty Pop Music, Still Soft Recordings, Digital Cloud|
|Associated acts||Shaky Molars, Perfumeman, Bad Weather California, iji|
teamAWESOME! is an electro pop band with twee sensibilities based in Boulder, Colorado. They are known for their energetic stage presence, which involves props, lightly choreographed dances and audience participation. Their songs tend to have upbeat, childish themes, such as slides, pirates, hand-holding, and rocket ships. teamAWESOME! has been described as "pure, sloppy, fun '00s bedroom pop" and is self-described as "a retro band from the future."
The band originated in 2005 with two members, Chuck Potashner and Kara Jorge. Since then it has had many line up changes (including a period with nine members), though Potashner had always been the frontman and primary songwriter. Potashner's songs have been characterized as "whimsical" and "richly imagined." In late 2005, the band released their first CD, Greatest Hits! Vol 1! on Still Soft Recordings, a DIY record label in Denver, Colorado. The project was partially funded by winnings from placing first at the University of Colorado Battle of the Bands 2005. They have completed four tours of the western United States, preferring to play shows that are all-ages and/or in DIY spaces.
Throughout their shows and tours, teamAWESOME! played with The Presidents of the United States of America, Girl Talk, Health, An Albatross, Gravy Train!!!!, Matt & Kim, Tally Hall, Thunderbirds Are Now!, Aqueduct, Dressy Bessy, Mount Eerie and others.
Contributors to teamAWESOME!:
- Alyssa Detert (Synthesizer, Glockenspiel, vocals)
- Andrew Heath (Bass)
- Anthea Osguthorpe (Trumpet, Guitar, vocals, Glockenspiel, Synthesizer)
- Austin Keeble (drums, Synthesizer, vocals)
- Austin Ryan-Mas (Bass)
- Brittany Christie (Synthesizer, dance, vocals)
- Cade Weidenhaft (Toms, dance, Signs
- Chuck Potashner (vocals, Synthesizer, Guitar, Bass, Glockenspiel, Ukulele, Programming, Lyrics)
- Dave Ebel (Bass)
- Ethan Brown (Synthesizer, Flute, Glockenspiel, Programming, vocals)
- Ian (Guitar)
- Kara Jorge (vocals, Synthesizer, Lyrics)
- Kat Roscoe (Violin, Guitar, Bass, Glockenspiel, vocals)
- Katherine Peterson (Accordion)
- Krysta Potashner (Baton, Props, vocals)
- Lauren Elliott (Melodica, Synthesizer, vocals)
- Lauren Osborne (vocals)
- Logan Corcoran (drums, Drum Machine, vocals)
- Mark Donohue (Bass, Guitar, tom-tom, vocals)
- Michelle Wooden (Cello, vocals)
- Nathan Oberle (Guitar, Bass, Cello, vocals)
- Patrick Wimberly (Guitar, Vibraphone, drums, Synthesizer, vocals)
- Peter Hirsch (Bass, Glockenspiel, Saw)
- Rachel King (Keyboard, Guitar, Glockenspiel, vocals)
- Sam Cooper (Guitar, Bass, Glockenspiel, vocals)
- Steven David Sobol (Guitar, vocals)
- Stirling Myles (Bass)
- Travis Rosenburg (Bass, Guitar, vocals)
- Tyler Broeren (Guitar)
- Tyler Snow(Synthesizer)
- William Fewer-Reed (Guitar, Bass, vocals)
- Zach Burba (Guitar, Bass, vocals)
Albums and EPs
- Greatest Hits! Vol. 1! (Still Soft Recordings; CD; 2005)
- 1. Oh My!
- 2. Cars!
- 3. Your Smile!
- 4. Slide!
- 5. Best Part of the Year!
- 6. Pirates!
- 7. Let's Sing a Song!
- 8. Gossip!
- 9. Hugs!
- 10. Split Pea Soup!
- 11. Rocketship!
- 12. Fort!
- 13. Sun!
- 14. Love Song!
- 15. teamAWESOME!
- 16. Zuper! Tekno! Danse! Party! Party!
- 17. Oh My! (Nato Remix)
- 18. Best Part of the Year! (Naked Sounds Remix)
- 19. Gossip! (Bloodbath Remix)
- 20. Slide! (Nato Remix)
- 21. Cars! (Acoustic Version by Nate)
- 1. Yr Fur!
- 2. Oh Ship!
- 3. teamNASA!
- 4. Get Pumped!
- 5. Heck Yeah!
- 6. Scrabble!
- 7. Robot!
- 8. Unlisted Track (sometimes called Sleepover!)
- 1. Hide N Seek!
- 2. Pomegranates! (Featuring iji)
- 3. 12 Times! (Featuring Laura Goldhamer)
- 4. Lobster!
- 5. Boo! (Featuring The Kissing Party)
- 6. Pegasi!
- 7. Train! (Featuring Paper Bird)
- 8. Weeping Willow!
- 9. Running Away!
- 10. Birthday!
- 11. Friendly Friend!
- 12. Red Dunes!
- 13. Hide n' Seek! (Ultra! Rainbow! MIDI! Premix!)
- Still Soft Recordings (Still Soft Recordings; CD; 2005) - contains "Oh My!"
- Firsts (Digital Cloud Records; CD; 2007) - contains "Running Away!"
- Adventure Records Cuvée Volume 5 (Adventure Records; CD; 2008) - contains "Hide n' Seek!"
- Murphy, Tom. "Team Awesome!" Westword February 1, 2007.
- Hartse, Joel. Portland Mercury January 4, 2007.
- Clark, Brian. "TeamAWESOME! actually lives up to their name." Spokane Sidekick December 21, 2006.
- Murphy, Tom. "teamAWESOME!" Westword August 28, 2008.
- "Best DIY Label 2006 - Still Soft Recordings" Westword 2006.