TURNSTILE – ” Fly Again “

Posted: August 27, 2021 in MUSIC
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Everyone is getting pretty excited about the forthcoming Turnstile album which arrives August 27th via Roadrunner Records. Turnstile graciously shared their last single from the previously released album “Fly Again” The track opens with a wistful piano that leads into their signature chugging guitars and frontman Brendan Yates’ spacey screams. Much like the other singles from that album, such as “Alien Love Call” and “Blackout”,”

“Fly Again” displays yet another facet of Turnstile’s genre-bending philosophy. Turnstile didn’t have grand aspirations when childhood friends Brendan Yates (frontman) and Brady Ebert (lead guitarist) formed the band in Burtonsville, Md., in 2010, with Fang, bassist Franz Lyons and guitarist Pat McCrory soon joining the fold. The group dominated Baltimore’s hardcore scene in the early 2010s and issued debut album Nonstop Feeling on Reaper Records in 2015, then jumped to Roadrunner for Time & Space, all the while refining its groove-laden brand of metalcore. Now the band’s crossover potential rests on that expansive sound: Glow On combines mosh-ready riffs and Yates’ caustic vocal jabs with disparate elements including piano lines (“Don’t Play”), cowbell (“Blackout”) and Mustard-esque beats (“Holiday”).

Can a hardcore punk band impact the U.S. mainstream in 2021? Turnstile may soon provide an answer: Ahead of its third album, “Glow On” , the Baltimore quintet has been steadily gaining buzz beyond the hard-rock community, thanks in part to enviable live bookings, new collaborations with Blood Orange mastermind Dev Hynes and recent social media shoutouts from Blink 182’s Tom DeLonge and Paramore’s Hayley Williams. (“This band has always been so cool and the new music smacksssssss me,” Williams said.)

The major cosigns coincide with an album that is both more ambitious and accessible than Turnstile’s 2018 Roadrunner debut, Time & Space, “We’ve never been this happy with how everything has turned out,” says drummer Daniel Fang. “I feel like a teenager putting out my first demo.”

Elektra Music Group senior vp Chris Brown adds that there’s a palpable excitement around the band within Warner Music Group. “People are coming out of the woodwork just talking about the record, wanting to see this band win.”

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