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Hey gang. We have some new Turf War merch for our upcoming tour. 1 new t-shirt design and 2 different koozies. come see us in your town.

1.23 CHARLOTTE, NC / THE MILESTONE
1.24 RALEIGH, NC / SLIM’S DOWNTOWN
1.25 DURHAM, NC / DUKE COFFEEHOUSE
1.26 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA / THE SOUTHERN
1.27 WASHINGTON, DC / DC9
1.28 NORTHAMPTON, MA / THE ELEVENS
1.29 ALLSTON, MA / GREAT SCOTT
1.30 WILMINGTON, DE / ODDITY BAR
1.31 PHILADELPHIA, PA / NORTH STAR BAR
2.1 BROOKLYN, NY / SHEA STADIUM
2.3 COLUMBUS, OH / THE WOODLANDS
2.4 CLEVELAND, OH / BEACHLAND TAVERN
2.5 CHICAGO, IL / BEAT KITCHEN
2.6 NORMAL, IL / FIREHOUSE
2.7 BLOOMINGTON, IN / RUSSIAN RECORDING
2.8 NASHVILLE, TN / THE BASEMENT

Turf War “Born To Run Free”

my buddies Turf War are hitting the road for a 16 day Winter tour with new Sub Pop signees Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires. catch this train when it rolls into your town. 

1.23 CHARLOTTE, NC / THE MILESTONE
1.24 RALEIGH, NC / SLIM’S DOWNTOWN
1.25 DURHAM, NC / DUKE COFFEEHOUSE
1.26 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA / THE SOUTHERN
1.27 WASHINGTON, DC / DC9
1.28 NORTHAMPTON, MA / THE ELEVENS
1.29 ALLSTON, MA / GREAT SCOTT
1.30 WILMINGTON, DE / ODDITY BAR
1.31 PHILADELPHIA, PA / NORTH STAR BAR
2.1 BROOKLYN, NY / SHEA STADIUM
2.3 COLUMBUS, OH / THE WOODLANDS
2.4 CLEVELAND, OH / BEACHLAND TAVERN
2.5 CHICAGO, IL / BEAT KITCHEN
2.6 NORMAL, IL / FIREHOUSE
2.7 BLOOMINGTON, IN / RUSSIAN RECORDING
2.8 NASHVILLE, TN / THE BASEMENT

it’s the end of the year, so time for another round of useless Best Of lists. like every other asshole who thinks their taste is something that needs to be shared, i have compiled my personal favorite musical releases of 2013. most of these albums fall into the category of rock & roll in one of it’s various forms: noisey, shoegazey, garagey, psychedelicy, what-the-fuck-ever-y. all you need to know is that this was the shit i liked this year. hopefully a few of them are things you haven’t heard and you decide to check out. that’s really the only good purpose a list like this serves anyways.  

My Favorite Albums Of 2013 

Dead Ghosts- Can’t Get No

from the moment i first heard this album i knew it was gonna top my favorites of 2013 list. Dead Ghosts are some Canadian garage rockers that sound like they were raised on Back From The Grave comps, The Byrds, The Seeds, Dead Moon, The Mummies, and Link Wray. their 2010 debut is one of my favorite records of the current new wave of garage/psych rock and their new album Can’t Get No is even fucking better. it’s an excellent mix of 60s psych rock, sloppy lofi country, and snotty garage punk that my ears ain’t never gonna get sick of listening to. this is the good shit, right here. sublime rock & roll.

My Bloody Valentine- mbv 

what the fuck am i going to say about this album other than MY FUCKING BLOODY FUCKING VALENTINE PUT OUT A NEW FUCKING RECORD THIS FUCKING YEAR?!?! maybe next time don’t make us wait 22 fucking years for a follow up.

Iceage- You’re Nothing 

punk’s not dead, it’s just got a Danish accent. with a serious hard-on for Death In June and Joy Division (including the fascist fetishizing), Iceage followed up their promising debut with one of the more exciting hardcore records since Refused’s The Shape of Punk to Come.  

Ty Segall- Sleeper

Segall has always carried a love of Marc Bolan on his sleeve, and with Sleeper, Ty is full-on indulging in his T. Rex fetish. the fuzzed out garage rock he’s usually known for is replaced by spaced out acoustic psych-folk ballads. it’s pretty obvious that this is a record about the pain of loss which makes a lot of sense because it was apparently written after the death of his father. the good thing for us, is that pain makes for some damn good song writing, as these are some of the best of his career

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds- Push The Sky Away 

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are back with their 15th! record, Push The Sky Away, another album about love and sex and death and religion and Hannah Montana…ya know, all that shit Nick Cave has been singing about his whole life. 

The Men- New Moon 

every new record by The Men sounds like an entirely different kind of band. on New Moon we find them abandoning noise rock and shoegaze in favor of a sound closer to Uncle Tupelo and Neil Young. 

Pissed Jeans- Honeys

i’m gonna go ahead and say the new Pissed Jeans record is the best Pissed Jeans record even though it sounds exactly like all the other Pissed Jeans records. And all those Pissed Jeans records sounded like The Jesus Lizard covering Black Flag’s My War. noise rock, sludge, 80s hardcore homages, songs about being a failure as a human man, shit to smash your face against the wall to…that’s what Pissed Jeans do and on Honeys they still are doing it fucking well.

Oblivians- Desperation 

90s legends returned from the grave with a record that’s still full of the same trashy garage punk soul as their beloved early shit. 

Destruction Unit- Deep Trip

an excellent combination of noise, space, and krautrock into one beautiful record of rock n roll annihilation.

Turf War- The Great Escape EP

Atlanta garage rock boys showing off their love of Bruce Springsteen and The Replacements on 4 sweet slices of anthemic Southern Punk. this is party music of the rowdiest kind.

Mikal Cronin- MCII

Ty Segall’s buddy and constant collaborator unleashes a perfect little record of catchy sunshiney 60’s inspired pop. 

Psychic Ills- One Track Mind

moody droned out Spacemen 3 & Velvet Underground inspired psych-rock.

DeafheavenSunbather

like if Converge and My Bloody Valentine had a black metal baby.

Purling Hiss- Water On Mars 

crunching fuzzed out garage punk mixed with 70s hardrock that sounds like this is always going to be something i love. like mudhoney & dinosaur jr mixed with a little bit of blue cheer psych blues thrown in for good measure. this is the good shit. this is the rock n roll shit. this is the turn it the fuck up loud and blow your speakers out shit. get this shit. i recommend this shit.

Bambara- DREAMVIOLENCE

a 30 minute brutal caterwaul of No Wave, Noise Rock, and Shoegaze influences that reminds me that it’s always better to just be fucking loud.

Crystal Stilts- Nature Noir

another offering from these out of time noise popsters who are still borrowing from the best (Velvet Underground, C86, The Clean, every single thing that has ever been cool and /or jangly). not to undersell Crystal Stilts as some copycats with good record collections, these guys know how to write a catchy fucking tune. 

Pop. 1280- Imps of Perversion

it’s difficult to classify Pop. 1280 as these are modern times and they shove everything from No Wave, Noise Rock, Goth, Synth & Post-Punk into a meat grinder and come out with a sound that would be best described as: Fucking Dark. a little bit of Swans, a little bit of Killing Joke, a heavy dose of late 90s post-hardcore legends The VSS…this is music for black leather jackets and blood soaked floors. this is music that wants to pummel you with it’s fist. if they still have a music scene left in Escape From New York, this is probably the shit they were making. love songs for the post-apocalypse. 

other records i liked that i don’t really have much to say about were:

Primal Scream- More Light
White Fence- Cyclops Reap
Crocodiles- Crimes Of Passion
Deerhunter- Monomania
No Age- An Object
Kurt Vile- Walkin’ On A Pretty Day
Chelsea Light Moving- self titled

turfwar:

Hey Atlanta, Turf War is playing at Terminal West  this Friday, October 18th, with The Whigs and Party Dolls. Be there.

Turf War “The Great Escape” 

download The Great Escape for free

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Some great shots of us (Turf War) at the Hopscotch Music Festival by Wrenne Evans. 
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Some great shots of us (Turf War) at the Hopscotch Music Festival by Wrenne Evans. 
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Some great shots of us (Turf War) at the Hopscotch Music Festival by Wrenne Evans. 

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Some great shots of us (Turf War) at the Hopscotch Music Festival by Wrenne Evans

turfwar:

Turf War is playing the PBR’BQ, This Saturday (August 3rd) at Star Bar!

Free show. we play at 6pm. beers and food and rock and roll.

turfwar:

Brian and John forming the Turf War Voltron/Totem Pole of Rock. Tour was awesome, thanks to everyone that came out and supported us, gave us places to crash, bailed us out of jail. this month we are recording demos in Atlanta and then in September we are heading off to Nashville to work on our next album. good times, good tunes.

also If you don’t have our new EP, The Great Escape, then you need to download that shit for free on our bandcamp.

Hey Nashville Friends & Followers! my buddies Turf War are playing with Those Darlins  at The Stone Fox tonight. show starts at 9 pm. 8 dollars.  Hey Nashville Friends & Followers! my buddies Turf War are playing with Those Darlins  at The Stone Fox tonight. show starts at 9 pm. 8 dollars. 

Hey Nashville Friends & Followers! my buddies Turf War are playing with Those Darlins  at The Stone Fox tonight. show starts at 9 pm. 8 dollars. 

turfwar:

This Saturday, June 29th, Turf War is playing in Nashville with Those Darlins & Study Hall at The Stone Fox. $8 buys you a night of rock and roll. Be There.
turfwar:

This Saturday, June 29th, Turf War is playing in Nashville with Those Darlins & Study Hall at The Stone Fox. $8 buys you a night of rock and roll. Be There.

turfwar:

This Saturday, June 29th, Turf War is playing in Nashville with Those Darlins & Study Hall at The Stone Fox. $8 buys you a night of rock and roll. Be There.

turfwar:

Turf War is back on the road today for the 2nd leg of the Great Escape Tour. 
6/11- Charleston, SC @ Royal American6/12- Raleigh, NC @ Deep South6/13- Norfolk, VA @ Jewish Mother6/14- Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie6/15- Providence, RI @ The MET6/16- Brooklyn, NY @ Northside Fest6/17- Washington, DC @ Black Cat6/18- Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter6/19- Charlotte, NC @ The Saloon6/20- Columbia, SC @ Tin Roof6/21- Athens, GA @ Athfest 20136/28- Columbus, GA @ The Loft6/29- Nashville, TN @ Stone Fox7/4- Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest9/5-7 Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Fest

turfwar:

Turf War is back on the road today for the 2nd leg of the Great Escape Tour. 

6/11- Charleston, SC @ Royal American
6/12- Raleigh, NC @ Deep South
6/13- Norfolk, VA @ Jewish Mother
6/14- Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
6/15- Providence, RI @ The MET
6/16- Brooklyn, NY @ Northside Fest
6/17- Washington, DC @ Black Cat
6/18- Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
6/19- Charlotte, NC @ The Saloon
6/20- Columbia, SC @ Tin Roof
6/21- Athens, GA @ Athfest 2013
6/28- Columbus, GA @ The Loft
6/29- Nashville, TN @ Stone Fox
7/4- Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
9/5-7 Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Fest

turfwar:

We will have copies of The Great Escape cassettes for sale at our show in Atlanta next Tuesday at The Earl. you can also get em on our upcoming Summer tour. or you can just order a copy from our friends Secret People Records

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Turf War “Pay My Dues”

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