Turn To Crime
Share new track ‘Without A Care’
Announce new album ‘Actions’ out 27th April via Mugg & Bopp
“Fusing a wobbly motorik with didgeridoo-style parps and shimmering Dan Deacon-isms, the three-piece create something exceedingly poppy, but also hella leftfield” The Line of Best Fit
“This is record-clerk pop-rock of the highest order — skuzzy, wobbly singer-songwriter ditties and krautrock jams indebted to Lou Reed, Jim O’Rourke, and a legion of wizened post-punks”Stereogum
“Imagine a ’50s beach party that time warps to the future” SPIN
“It sounds like it’s from another time, rollicking along somewhere between doo-wop and greasy drifter-rock with a swaying, offbeat sunniness” The Fader
Following the release of last year’s critically acclaimed debut Can’t Love, Turn To Crime have announced details of new album Actions out 27th April.
Released on frontman Derek Stanton’s label Mugg & Bopp, the album was recorded over the past year in his basement studio in Detroit’s Southwest, Molten Sound. The band exists within its own pocket universe amid the Detroit music scene. Whereas some are beholden to the almost institutional credo of “loud fast rules”, others subscribe to the orthodoxy of established local genres like techno or garage rock.
New track ‘Without a Care’ bounds along in slow motion, taking in its metallic drums, intricate electronics and sweetly executed vocals.
While Actions straddles various genres, it takes the basic materials of a pop track and atomizes them. Unique guitar tunings bump up against minimal electronics while sweetly sung harmonies ricochet in caverns of tape decay.
‘Prince of Slackers’ bops along with a raw beat, carried along by the scuzzy riff and the D.I.Y ethos at its core. While, ‘Feels Right’ creeps along before epically unraveling with sawing synths and skyscraping guitars, as if it’s closing a wrongfully forgotten 1980’s film.
The sole project of Stanton, he has a willing retinue, who share his same passion for music, including local musicians Ian Saylor and Dorian Foerg. This live band is able to both capture the singular beauty of Actions and experiment with its unique architecture. Now, with two exceptional albums in as many years, Turn To Crime has a formidable battery of songs to soundtrack your next brain melt.