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Portrait of Team Smile and Nod
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Team Smile and Nod is an electro folk pop duo from Columbus, Ohio. Their second album, Mourning Time, explores the continuously morphing state of mourning with an oddly uplifting and quirky approach.
Hometown Columbus, OH
Genres Synth Pop, Indie Pop
Band Members Kara E. Sherman ; Rich Ratvasky
Achievements Channel-number_1 Channel-number_1 Best-of-100 Best-of-100 Best-of-100 Best-of-100 Top-10 » more
Upcoming Shows None
Contact Information:
Artist / Band Member
Kara Sherman (614)638-7169
# Years Experience Performing Live: 7
Venue History: Shrunken Head - Columbus , OH
Victorians Midnight Cafe - Columbus, OH
Treehouse - Columbus , OH
Columbus Pride Festival - Columbus , OH
Wholly Craft - Columbus, OH
Comfest - Columbus, OH
Similar Artists: Tender Forever; Broken Bells; The Orb; Ani Difranco; Regina Spektor; Lily Allen; Kate Nash; Massive Attack; Lovers; Kimya Dawson; Rilo Kiley
Performing Rights Society: ASCAP
Discography: Mourning Time LP—2010; Look Both Ways Before You Die LP—2008


“Dust from the Stars” is the first glimpse and title track of the pinnacle album of Team Smile and Nod’s collaboration. The lyrics describe a journey through a confusing dream-world that reveals an infinite dedication to love. The atmospheric and...








Electronica Winner, October 2011
Electronica Winner, September 2011
Reached 77th in Best of Pop chart in 2016. In the top 100 for 1 week.

“This album bravely hits a lot of typically taboo topics like vegetarianism and homophobia.” Melt Magazine, Nov. + Dec. 2008.

“(The song topics) go from the personal to the social to the political at the turn of a phrase…” Pat Radio, Program #122, June 18, 2008.

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