Turbo Fruits has confirmed a run of headlining tour dates for September 2012, when they will hit the road in support of their forthcoming full-length record, Butter (out September 11th). The 12-date tour kicks off on September 5th in Birmingham, AL, and winds its way around the Southeast, Midwest, and East Coast, culminating with a performance at Austin, TX's Beerland. Having recently wrapped up a 65-day tour with Deer Tick, Turbo Fruits' spastic, explosive live act is tighter than ever, praised by Consequence of Sound for their "speakeasy precision" and "anything-can-go vibe." The complete list of tour dates is below.
MTV Hive has premiered the second single off of Butter, "Harley Dollar Bill$," which can be streamed HERE. MTV Hive places this "infectious" motorcycle-loving jam in the "lineage of two-wheeler odes like 'Born To Be Wild.'" "Harley Dollar Bill$" drops today as a limited edition vinyl 7" single via Turbo Fruits' own record label, Turbo Time Records. The B-side is titled "Baby Why Don't You?".
The Nashville, TN, quartet plays rock n' roll filled with wild abandon and unfettered debauchery; with buzzsaw guitars and pummeling, primal rhythms. Recorded in eight days in Austin, TX, with Spoon's Jim Eno at his Public Hi-Fi studio, Butter is the follow up to their 2009 Fat Possum album Echo Kid and the 2007 self-titled Ecstatic Peace debut. It's a spastic, slab of fun-filled fury, a double-live-gonzo Athena busting out of The Flamin' Groovies' Teenage Head, thrashing it's way through punk, surf, and power-pop and leaving a wake of blown minds and melted faces.
Butter is the product of 200 days a year in the van, sleeping on floors, accumulating the kind of stories you would never, ever tell your grandkids. Butter is the product of two years spent cranking out singles for Turbo Fruits' own Turbo Time Records, the product of organizing their annual ocean-bound rock n' roll party, the Bruise Cruise. Butter is born from busting their asses the way most bands pull bong rips. Butter is a wild, raw record for the kind of folks that aren't ashamed to get loose, get sweaty and get down.
Billboard.biz recently chronicled Turbo Fruits' move to Serpents & Snakes Records, Butter's recording process, and the band's involvement with the Bruise Cruise, which can be read HERE. The first single off of Butter, "Sweet Thang," was hailed by SPIN as "a lonesome heartbreak-rocker that could nicely slot between the festival-size anthems of the Walkmen and the garage-bound rambles of the Strange Boys on a pretty great sad-bastard mixtape." Butter, raved American Songwriter, is "a raucous and rowdy jangle-punk record that tows the line between full-on rawk intensity and pop accessibility... as raw and unpretentious of a guitar record as one could hope for."
07-26 Nashville, TN - Marathon Works (w/ Guided By Voices)
09-05 Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree Cafe
09-06 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
09-07 Nashville, TN - Exit/In
09-08 Chicago, IL - Schuba's Tavern
09-09 Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme
09-10 Detroit, MI - Lager House
09-11 Rochester, NY - The Bug Jar
09-12 Allston, MA - Great Scott
09-13 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
09-14 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
09-15 Asheville, NC - Broadway's
09-26 Cleveland, OH - Now That's Class
09-27 Cincinnati, OH - Midpoint Music Fest
10-05 Austin, TX - Beerland