turkuaz

Turkuaz blends soulful sounds with potent funk grooves and has become one of Brooklyn’s freshest exports - nine charismatic men and women brightly outfitted to have their colorful nature match their expressive voice. Today they release “On The Run”, a scalding dance track produced by Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads, ahead of the next leg of the band’s national tour.

"On The Run" debuted yesterday on SiriusXM and along with the track comes a late-night-club-escapade video that stars Chris Roberti of Broad City and was shot at House of Yes in the band's hometown of Brooklyn.

“Working with Turkuaz was a a total blast,” says producer Jerry Harrison. “We had first met when my daughter and I performed 'Take Me to the River' with them at The Fillmore in San Francisco. Playing that night, I was impressed with the nuances they had picked up from Talking Heads and knew that they would be fun to work with.

“Their level of musicianship was inspiring and we moved quickly through the recording process. I wanted to spend some time drawing out the power of their singing which can become submerged with such a powerful band between them. I think the results speak for themselves.”

Director Jay Sansone elaborates, “My filmmaking career started by filming parties and making show recaps, so this video was a call back to the basic formula of party capture; Tell a story, capture the insanity.”

Since hitting the road in 2012, Turkuaz has released a handful of albums, canvassed the US many times over, and continue to gather devoted fans along the way. A quickly addictive pulse coupled with a reputation for their trademark “Powerfunk” sound has earned them steadily growing attention across the nation. Over the past two years, the band has made impactful appearances at Bonnaroo, Red Rocks, Lock'n and Mountain Jam, and have been filling rooms coast to coast from Terminal 5 in New York to The Fillmore in San Francisco. Drawing from the conventions that have ignited their existence and using that spark to forge its own sword, Turkuaz is a band that will make anyone move to their familiar beat, yet stay intrigued by an ability to explore its own complex character comprised of nine striking personalities.

Turkuaz Tour Dates:
Oct 18 - Charlottesville, VA - The Southern Music Hall
Oct 19 - Richmond, VA - The Broadberry
Oct 20 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
Oct 21 - Black Mountain, NC - LEAF Festival
Oct 27 - Placerville, CA - Hangtown Music Festival
Oct 28 - Placerville, CA - Hangtown Music Festival
Nov 01 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
Nov 02 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
Nov 03 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts #
Nov 04 - Providence, RI - Fete Music Hall #
Nov 05 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall #
Nov 07 - Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Iron Works
Nov 08 - Syracuse, NY - Westcott Theater #
Nov 09 - Northampton, MA - Pearl Street Nightclub #
Nov 10 - Woodstock, NY - Bearsville Theater #
Nov 11 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel #
Nov 29 - Minneapolis, MN - The Cabooze #
Nov 30 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon #
Dec 01 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall #
Dec 02 - Covington, KY - Madison Theater #
Dec 03 - Morgantown, WV - 123 Pleasant Street #
Dec 06 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Pour House #
Dec 07 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West #
Dec 08 - Nashville, TN - Exit / In #
Dec 09 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue #
Dec 29 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club $
Dec 30 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall $
Dec 31 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live $

# - w/ The Suffers
$ - w/ Pimps of Joytime