Band of the Day

2015.05.21

Turbo Fruits

Notoriously wild Nashvillian rockers who write about the chaos created by life on the road
Mixed signals are easy to send but we both end up losing.
lyrics from Don't Let Me Break Your Heart

Turbo Fruits have made their name with notoriously wild live shows and frenetic rock songs about girls, drugs and frying their brains. On No Control, their fourth and most self-aware album, the band emerges from their teenage haze of pot smoke with a fresh perspective, directly addressing the uncertainties and fear of serious relationships, real life and the chaos that can be created by life on the road.

After the release of 2012’s Butter via Serpents & Snakes Records, Turbo Fruits balked at the label’s suggestion to write with professional Nashville songwriters, deciding instead to self-finance the new album themselves. When money for the project ran dry, fan / benefactor / guardian angel Patrick Carney (The Black Keys) stepped in to produce and record the final two tracks, “The Way I Want You and “No Reason To Stay.”

Chronicling a fraught relationship through the partying, the cheating, the jealousy, the hangovers and recriminations and loneliness of the road, No Control takes the band’s narcotic sense of melody and ragged percussiveness and adds the strongest hooks yet of a critically acclaimed career; post-modern love in a world torn asunder, the emotions run deep and the truth is served cold.

From the first lines of “Friends” (“I got a problem that I can’t deal with / All I want to do is take a sip”) to the reality plunge “Don’t Let Me Break Your Heart (Again),” No Control harvests damaged love, the pain of evolving and growing up, running from problems and hitting the bottle as a solution. Turbo Fruits refuse to eschew the garage-punk underpinnings that have given the band its euphoric punch. With No Control, they’ve refined their writing, sharpened their targets and distilled their always lean rock & roll into a heady mix, recalling Cheap Trick, Big Star and The Strokes.

Since their 2012 album, Butter, Turbo Fruits have toured extensively with Deer Tick, Surfer Blood and the Hard Working Americans.

No Control arrived April 20th, 2015 on all formats, including a deluxe limited edition package on 180 gram vinyl with a very special 4/20 surprise - Turbo Fruits rolling papers (available pre-order only).

“Turbo Fruits are one of my favorite bands from Nashville and they are also some of my favorite people from Nashville. I'm excited about their new album and glad they let me help out in making some of it.” Patrick Carney, The Black Keys

"By a mile, my favorite rock band right now.” Todd Snider, Hard Working Americans