“Need some garage rock for your Saturday? Look no further than the combo of Turbo Fruits and Bad Cop. These two Nashville bands are so raw and gritty that you’ll be left dizzy after listening. The great thing about garage bands like these guys, is that their music seriously sounds like it’s being played live right in your living room (or car) (or wherever else you might be, I guess).” –The Record Stache
“Nashville is pretty much running shit when it comes to rock ‘n’ roll nowadays, aren’t they?” – Get Bent
“Bad Cop’s offering is ‘Wet Lips,’ a hectic garage-rocker very much in the spirit of the Trashmen, if they had made grainy, lo-fi videos with comely young women writhing around in them.” – Listen Dammit
“Turbo Fruit’s contribution, ‘Love Tennessee’ is a rumbling love letter to the Volunteer State, using fuzzy guitars and washed-out vocals to celebrate its residents’ shared love of drinking whiskey and partying hard.” – Consequence of Sound
Available now on Jeffery Drag Records is a split 7″ featuring “Love Tennessee” by Turbo Fruits and “Wet Lips” by Bad Cop. In addition to the 300 pressed on clear vinyl, there is a limited edition of 100 clear/lavender ONLY available at theJeffery Drag webstore and the record store Grimey’s in Nashville. Jeffery Drag will host a contest to give away a limited number of clear/lavender splits. The most creative Tweets that tag all three Twitters – Turbo Fruits(@TurboFruits), Bad Cop (@BadCopMusic) and Jeffery Drag (@JefferyDragRecs), will win. The tracks are currently available on iTunes.
Check out Jeffery Drag’s promo video:
Both tracks were selected for MP3 of the day at Spinner:
The Turbo Fruits track “Love Tennessee” is an anthem of sorts for the radical music scene bursting out of Nashville (JEFF the Brotherhood, Pujol, Natural Child) with lyrics: “Whiskey and Coke/Telling bad jokes/This is the place to be/We love Tennessee/No place we’d rather be/No place like Tennessee/That’s where we’ll always be.”
Like their previous music videos, the video for Bad Cop‘s single “Wet Lips” also stars an attractive femme fatale. The sixties garage rock sound is stressed by the swirling psychedelic footage-It’s a wild rock’n’roll party you’ll want to be invited to.
Turbo Fruits has been on tour with Deer Tick since April and Bad Cop recently toured with Cage the Elephant. Both bands will have full-length LPs out later this year.
Attention vinyl junkies: We have a limited amount of 7″s available for review-let us know if you’re interested and we’ll send you a copy.
Listen to “Love Tennessee” here: http://soundcloud.com/audibletreats/love-tennessee-by-turbo-fruits Love Tennessee by Turbo Fruits by audibletreats
Check out the “Wet Lips” video here: