One for the Team is an American indie-rock band based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded by American songwriter [Ian Anderson], 24, in 2006, the band has released two full-length albums, "Good Boys Don't Make Noise" in 2006 on [Afternoon Records] and "Build It Up" in 2008 on the Militia Group and [Afternoon Records] and one EP, “Build Garden” in 2009. The band is completed by co-lead-vocalist and keyboard player Grace Fiddler, 20, and drummer Elliot Manthey, 22.
Originally intended as an outlet for Anderson’s pop-songs that didn’t quite the aesthetic of his first band, [Aneuretical], One for the Team started as a strictly-studio side project with Manthey and original bass player John Krueger. In 2006, One for the Team released “Good Boys Don’t Make Noise” on Anderson’s own [Afternoon Records] and received a mass of critical acclaim, which moved the project from the studio and onto the stage.
Although receiving attention almost exclusively via blogs and building large fanbases in New York, Los Angeles, England, Germany and Japan, One for the Team stuck to the Midwest while Anderson finished his undergraduate degree in English at [Saint Olaf College] in Northfield, Minnesota.
After several tours, multiple member changes, which included Bill Caperton of [Ela], One for the Team settled on its current lineup, which features Fiddler, Manthey and bass player Jacob Huelster, formely of [Look Down].
The addition of Fiddler was integral to what is now considered the band’s sound: dual vocals. Anderson and Fiddler share vocal duties almost equally as the pair sing in unison throughout their most recent albums and during live shows.
BUILD IT UP
One for the Team’s sophomore album, “Build It Up,” was recorded in Minneapolis, Minnesota in April 2008 at Fur Seal Studios with [Rob Skoro] and Joe Johnson. Released jointly by Militia Group and Afternoon Records on August 19, 2008, the album received critical acclaim and was featured by SPIN, NPR, MTV and the band recorded a Daytrotter Session in Rock Island, Ill. in December 2008. The band toured extensively after the release, visiting 38 states over180 tour dates and spent time on the road with [Dressy Bessy], [Frightened Rabbit], the [French Kicks], So Many Dynamos, [Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin] and Select Start.
BUILD A GARDEN
One for the Team’s third studio album, “Build A Garden,” is an eight-song E.P. that was recorded by One for the Team in their apartment in Minneapolis and released by Afternoon Records. It was engineered, mixed and produced by Anderson entirely in his bedroom. Released on April 14, 2009, the E.P. is comprised of four songs from “Build It Up” re-arranged and re-recorded and four new songs. There was a limited pressing of 500 hand-made copies and it is available for digital download.
“Good Boys Don’t Make Noise” (2006) – Afternoon Records
“Build It Up” (2008) – The Militia Group/Afternoon Records
“Build A Garden” EP (2009) – Afternoon Records
Ian Anderson – Vocals and Guitar
Grace Fiddler – Vocals and Keyboard
Elliot Manthey – Drums
Jacob Huelster – Bass
John Krueger – Bass (2006-2008)
Bill Caperton – Guitar (2007-2008)
Bryan Sonday – Guitar (2006-2007)
Sam Gerard – Keyboards (2006-2007)
Brett Bullion – Drums (2006-2006)