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12 August 2023

Turnstile And Badbadnotgood Collaborate On ‘New Heart Designs’ EP

Turnstile New Heart Designs EP
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Baltimore punks Turnstile and Toronto alt-jazz ensemble BADBADNOTGOOD have released ‘New Heart Designs’, a collaborative three-song EP which sees the two groups teaming up to reimagine songs from Turnstile’s celebrated album Glow On.

Turnstile have also shared the companion ‘New Heart Designs’ full EP video for the newly reworked versions of Mystery, Alien Love Call’ (Ft. Blood Orange)’ and Underwater Boi, which was filmed and edited by Alex Henery. A ‘New Heart Designs’ vinyl release is to follow later this year.

Recorded with producer Mike Elizondo and co-produced by vocalist Brendan Yates,’ Glow On staked its claim as one of 2021’s top releases and earned the band their first ever Grammy nominations: Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance for Holiday as well as Best Metal Performance for Blackout.

Drummer Daniel Fang spoke to Rolling Stone about being nominated in both the metal and rock categories. “I personally like that because, for a lot of us, genre feels like an antiquated term and perspective,” Fang said. “Generally speaking, trying to fit an artist or a song into a genre feels like you’re playing by arbitrary rules. So I think it’s kind of refreshing to be placed in two different genres because that just highlights that you shouldn’t be restricted.”

Frontman Brendan Yates agreed, “Growing up, where we came from and what we’re inspired by, it’s a very wide spectrum of music — including punk and metal and rock and all kinds of things,” he says. “So the fact that it somehow could fit into both feels pretty accurate to us.”

Comprised of Brendan Yates (vocals), Franz Lyons (bass/vocals), Pat McCrory (guitars) and Daniel Fang (drums), Turnstile’s brand of youth-minded, youth-driven hardcore punk is intent on breaking down barriers, sonically and ideologically.

Turnstile return to the UK to headline Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse on 16 August.

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