Turkuaz have released their new album, Life In The City, out today –PRESS HERE to listen. Known for their male-female harmonies, strutting guitars, wild brass sections, and interminable grooves, Turkuaz has produced an explosion of sound that will have listeners dancing. Bringing light and a self-fulfilling positivity into what can sometimes be a dark and challenging world, Turkuaz ignites funk, alternative, rock, R&B, and psychedelia punctuated by deft musicality and show-stopping singalongs. The band also tapped the genius of Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads to produce “If I Ever Fall Asleep.”
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.
Check out the official music video for “Life In The City” – a follow up to “On The Run,” and the live performance of “If I Ever Fall Asleep,” filmed in vocalist/guitarist Dave Brandwein’s Galaxy Smith Studios.
“‘Life In The City’ is a storming onslaught of funk…The full and rich sounds from all nine members of the band are on display, creating a complex, yet fun danceable tune.” – Magnetic Magazine
“Powerfunk nine-piece Turkuaz thrilled the [Bonnaroo] crowd with its grooving basslines, soaring horns, and roaring guitars.” – Entertainment Weekly; Bonnaroo 2017 Top Ten Highlights
“This Brooklyn-based nine-piece delivers horn-filled funk incorporating elements of R. & B., psychedelic pop, gospel, Afro-pop, New Wave, classic rock, and just about any genre that gets people dancing.” – The New Yorker
“Turkuaz’s rapid ascension to relevance can be aptly compared to how fast and focused they play onstage.” – Relix