Photo Credit: Dani Brandwein
Brooklyn-based nine-piece Turkuaz have released their new single and video “Life In The City” – PRESS HERE to watch, and check out the first look via Magnetic Magazine. The eye-popping animated video, which continues the story of On the Run, boasts otherworldly synths and rapturous horns as Turkuaz talks about being so pre-occupied with the hustle and bustle of modern life that we’re blind to what’s really going on underneath. The title track is the lead singlefrom Turkuaz’s forthcoming album Life In The City, due out September 28th. The song is available for free download with all pre-orders – PRESS HERE to pre-order. For one week only, starting from today’s album announce, Turkuaz is offering the“Lifetime In The City” Giveway. Fans will have the opportunity to choose from two pre-order bundle options that include a limited edition colored vinyl LP, an album t-shirt, and a digital version of the the album on a USB, gift wrapped in a very special, limited edition Life In The City Nintendo Cartridge. In true Turkuaz form, the cartridges will come in an assortment of vibrant colors that will be shipped to purchasers at random. The one lucky fan who receives the one gold cartridge will be awarded free Turkuaz tickets for live. The offer ends onTuesday, August 28 at 5pm PT.
Turkuaz will be hitting the road again this fall, announcing new live dates across the U.S. in support of Life In The City. The tour will make stops in cities from coast to coast with several very special shows planned. On September 7 at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA,Turkuaz will host a special live concert filming, with the band playing two sets of classic favorites and new material. For the taping, fans are encouraged to come decked out in their true Turkuaz colors for this night that will live on forever. Epic performances will electrify Red Rocks in Morrison, CO on September 23rd and The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on October 19th before the band closes out 2018 with a bang on New Year’s Eve at The Palladium in Worcester, MA. A FanPre-sale begins Wednesday, August 22nd at 10am local time, with general on-sale starting on Friday, August 24th at 10am local time.PRESS HERE for ticket info.
A kaleidoscope of colors, sounds and personality make up the vibrant music of Turkuaz. Balancing male-female harmonies, strutting guitars, wild brass sections, and interminable grooves, this spirit takes shape in the neon hues donned by each respective member on stage via larger-than-life performances that turn into massive dance parties. Bringing light and a self-fulfilling positivity into what can sometimes be a dark and challenging world, Turkuazignites an explosion of funk, alternative, rock, R&B, and psychedelia punctuated by deft musicality and show-stopping singalongs on their fifth full-length album, Life In The City.
Even in the midst of their most honest and personal subject matter to date – exploring the ups and downs of life, the current state of the world, what it takes to find happiness, and how we grasp for control when we feel disillusioned – their musicianship and upbeat, fun-loving sensibility still shines through with the joyous sound that has earned them praise from the likes of Entertainment Weekly and The New Yorker.
Avowed fans of the Stop Making Sense film, Turkuaz tapped Jerry Harrison of Talking Headsto produce standalone single “On The Run” and Life In The City‘s “If I Ever Fall Asleep,”portraying the paranoid ramblings of an insomniac holed up in his apartment. The swaggering cry of “Lady Lovely” tells an intergalactic horror story disguised as a cross-species romance, complete with “creature” giggles from the song’s vocalist Josh Schwartz. Meanwhile, on the more personal side, upbeat delivery and synth squeals underscore a poignant admission for Dave on “The One And Lonely.”
Since emerging in 2011 with their self-titled debut, the group has quietly animated a movement. Touring incessantly in support of four full-length studio albums and three official live releases, they’ve lit up festivals from Bonnaroo, Suwanee Hulaween, Okeechobee, Electric Forest, and Mountain Jam to Telluride Jazz, High Sierra, and Lock’n, in between gracing stages at legendary spots such as Red Rocks, Terminal 5, and The Fillmore. Most recently, 2015’s Digitonium LP yielded fan favorites such as “Nightswimming” and “European Festivity Nightmare” and racked up over 1 million-plus cumulative streams.
Turkuaz is Dave Brandwein [guitar, vocals], Taylor Shell [bass], Craig Brodhead [guitar, keys], Michelangelo Carubba [drums], Chris Brouwers [trumpet, keys], Greg Sanderson[tenor sax], Josh Schwartz [baritone sax, vocals], Sammi Garett [vocals], and Shira Elias[vocals].
- Life In The City
- Make You Famous
- The One And Lonely
- The Questions
- If I Ever Fall Asleep
- Lady Lovely
- Rule The World
- Fight The Fire
TURKUAZ 2018 TOUR DATES:
September 7 Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater Live Concert Filming
September 15 Fredericton, NB, Canada @ Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival
October 4 Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater*
October 5 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom*
October 31 Asheville, NC @ Salvage Station~
December 31 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium**