The price of music seems to be falling like the housing market these days, and Seattle’s Turn-Ons are adding to the price gouging by giving away their new album. It’s called Curse and continues the ethereal/shoegaze direction of their last album Parallels. The Turn-Ons sound is blend of a glam influenced sound that reminds me of Suede at times, and effects laden guitars that give the songs a psychedelic and dream-like quality. The first few listens didn’t hit home, but after spending the weekend with the new record, it’s making a lot more sense, I guess it just took a while for the slower tempo guitar haze to sink in.
Is every city like Seattle these days? it seems there are so many bands here that delve into the dreampop/shoegaze genre that we could have a scene that celebrates itself thing going on around here. With the Turn-Ons, the excellent Purrs, Levator and the new Tears Run Rings album I feel like it’s London, 1991 again. Not complaining, no way, I’ll relive that time any day. As for getting the Turn-ons new album for free, just click on over to their website. It’s good and it won’t cost you a dollar, only the time and bandwidth to download 13 songs. Also, they’ll be at the Sunset Tavern over in Ballard on 18 April if you’re up for a gig.