Turnip King announce debut LP ‘Laika’ + share ‘Carsong’ video

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Fire Talk has announced Turnip King’s debut LP ‘Laika,’ which will be out on August 19th. The band have shared a video for single Carsong, which you can watch via YouTube below. NPR said this about the track, “…like The Jesus And Mary Chain, Mazzy Star and Slowdive. The guitar reverb is all wall-of-sound, waxing and waning over the bass and the vocals of Lucia Arias. Over the course of four and half minutes, it moves from creaky silence to lush, full-blown distortion.”

Lucia on the lyrical content of the track said, “a golf course close to our homes, where Cal, Christian, Nick (our first bassist) and I had hung out at various points.” Arias adds, “I wanted to conjure up an image of what it felt like to spend time with someone you absolutely adore in the silence, freedom, comfort and privacy of a car.”

You can watch the video for the 2nd single Metonymy, which featured on last week’s NPR All Songs Considered Podcast. Both visual pieces were directed and composed by band members Cal Fish & Christian Billard.

More about Turnip King? Born in the basement and fleshed out on stages all over the North Eastern United States, Turnip King is a four piece originally hailing from Sea Cliff, New York. 0ozing the kind of raw emotion an Outer-borough existence might yield. Mixing ‘Helium’ esq pop melody with basement tape collage and ethereal loop laden builds each track plays off the next, combining to make some of the most exciting genre mixing we’ve heard in awhile.

While still in High School Fire Talk released the band’s debut EP ‘Moon Landing?’ Shortly after the four founding members Lucia Arias, Cal Fish, Nick Kivien and Christian Billard departed to pursue various “life” journeys. Cal & Christian attend BARD a liberal arts school a few hours north of New York City. Lucia stayed and Nick left the group to form Sunflower Bean another on the up young band signed to Fat Possum Records. ‘Laika,’ Turnip King’s debut full length was written in between class sessions and fleshed out in a fairly brisk few recording sessions at legendary Water Music Hoboken & Stormy’s Cabin in Up State New York by Ernie Indradat. Now joined on bass by Ken Winfield, the album is out August 19th, 2016 worldwide.


‘Laika’ track listing:

01: The Ho_Se
02. Carsong
03. Surprise Party
04. Metonymy
05. Dead Flowers
06. Rosy’s On Safari
07. Redo

Pre-order the album here.

Tour dates:

7/08 – Brooklyn, NY @Aviv
7/10 – Philadelphia, PA @Goldilocks Gallery
7/11 – Baltimore, MD @ The Crown
7/13 – Harrisonburg, VA @Crayola
7/14 – Raleigh, NC @Neptunes
7/15 – Asheville, NC @Camelot
7/16 – Athens GA @ World Famous
7/20 – New Orleans, LA @Circle Bar
7/21 – Houston, TX @ Notsuoh
7/22 – Austin, TX @Cheer Up Charlie’s
7/23 – Dallas, TX @ Spinster Records
7/24 – Fayetteville, AR @Backspace