MP3 & Video: Turbo Fruits and Bad Cop to Release Split 7" on Jeffery Drag Records

via Audible Treats:
Critical Praise for Turbo Fruits: 

“When he’s excited (like on the spastic album opener, ‘No Drugs To Use’), Stein sounds like a hoarse Henry Rollins. When he’s feeling mellow (as on the proto-grunge ‘Volcano’), a hint of Mark Arm’s cultivated ennui creeps into his voice.” Pitchfork

“Stein’s endlessly engaging melodic style gives nods to Bowie and even Elvis, plus there’s a sprinkling of psychedelic dynamism now and then.” – The Guardian

Critical Praise for Bad Cops: 

“It’s a soulful, greasy, howlin’ whiteboy kind of rant-rock that’s even greater than the sum of all its crazy parts, a frantic, no-holds-barred, ‘fuck the rules’ kind of album that we desperately need right now…” – Impose

The 7″:

Nashville garage rockers Turbo Fruits and Bad Cop are proud to announce the release of a split 7″ on Jeffery Drag Records, which is available for pre-order now. The albums will ship on July 15 and be in stores on July 31. There is a limited edition of 300 on clear vinyl. The tracks will be available on iTunes on July 15.

The Turbo Fruits track “Love Tennessee” is an anthem of sorts for the radical music scene currently bursting out of Nashville (JEFF the Brotherhood, Pujol, Natural Child) as exemplified by the lyrics, “Whiskey and Coke / Telling our 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 and is slightly NSFW. The sixties garage rock sound is amplified by the swirling psychedelic footage- it’s a wild rock n’ roll party you’ll want to be invited to.

Turbo Fruits have 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.

Check out the premieres at Prefix:

Check out the “Wet Lips” video here

Band of the Week: Year 2, Month 6, Week 1 – The Joy of Painting

So, let’s get this Band of the Week train back on the tracks…. shall we…

It’s May 2012 and this is still the first week, and so we are on track so far for May.  We won’t mention April which apparently only lasted two weeks…. but what a two weeks.  A Band of the Month post and poll is coming soon… a head to head match-up between Nikki Sue & the Bad News and The Disappointment.  Man that sounds way more depressing than it actually is… which is not at all depressing…

But we are in May and we have Joy!  The Joy of Painting to be exact.  And lo, and behold, we have a Nashville, Tennessee based band.  How odd for this music blog – also based in Nashville, Tennessee – to hit up a band close to our home.  Not unprecedented to be sure… but…. whatever…

The Joy of Painting is five guys – Garreth, Mark, Chris, Kyle and Dave.  The list their genre on Facebook as two-car garage pop.  I like that. More to the point, I like the music this band makes. See, even before Jack White and The Black Keys moved to town there have been a long line of great rock bands. I’m old, so I know it goes back to White Animals, Practical Stylists, The Movement, Raging Fire, Questionnaires, Shadow 15, The Sluggers and that it moved forward to bands like Screaming Cheetah Wheelies, Political Funk (from the ‘boro), Self and on.  I’m not quite old enough to go back before that first group….

My point being, this current rock music scene – JEFF the Brotherhood, PUJOL, Diarrhea Planet and The Joy of Painting is not a new development, but it is an exciting new chapter in an on-going narrative.

Blah, Blah, Blah — Joe, enough of your jibber-jabber.  Give us some music.  Okay – 

The Joy of Painting are on Facebook and Twitter so go like and follow and what-not.

So yeah – that is The Joy of Painting.  Now – Go get the band’s latest release Asterisk *

(On Amazon)

or… give the album a listen and head to the band’s Bandcamp page to purchase.