Turnstile: Tiny Desk (domestic) live performance - NPR

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From basements to bandshells, Turnstile shows are a life-putting forward mosh-pit ballet. You sweat, you smile, you stage dive, you shake what ya mama gave ya. on the band's Tiny Desk (home) live performance, Turnstile's excessive-power hardcore is transformed into seven songs over 17 minutes, surrounded by an paintings installation through John Scharbach — these stuffed animals presumably pogoing and windmilling on your creativeness.

GLOW ON, certainly one of NPR tune's 50 most suitable albums of 2021, is the rambunctious sum of the band's many ingredients – as lots bad Brains as it is unusual Essence and Fania deep cuts – but with its wild styles totally fused as Turnstile. Filmed at drummer Daniel Fang's condominium in Baltimore, these songs are all power chords, compact guitar solos, cowbells and fuzz bass, with vocalist Brendan Yates accenting the melody behind the keys. At indicates, Yates invariably bounces around with joyous aplomb; here, his self-restraint is commendable as he mimes out his stage moves internal an invisible bubble.

in the again half, Turnstile upsets the sequence: "mystery" is converted right into a Fender Rhodes ballad earlier than launching into "T.L.C. (TURNSTILE LOVE CONNECTION)" – probably no longer the first hardcore bruiser to reference Sly and the family Stone, however certainly one increased with the aid of gang vocals. These songs from GLOW ON, in selected, tug at loneliness and uncertainty, but Turnstile presents a reprieve before we bounce returned into the pit of existence: on the set's shut, Yates and Franz Lyons lose the Blood Orange verses from the studio recording of "ALIEN LOVE call" to meditate on its existential phrase: "can't be the just one."

SET listing
  • "limitless"
  • "don't PLAY"
  • "mystery"
  • "ALIEN LOVE name"
  • Pat McCrory: Guitar
  • Franz Lyons: Bass
  • Daniel Fang: Drums, Percussion
  • Brendan Yates: Vocals, Keys, Percussion
  • Brady Ebert: Guitar
  • credit
  • Video: Sunny Singh (hate5six)
  • Audio: Paul Mercer
  • installing: "ALIEN LOVE RESPONSE" by using John Scharbach
  • TINY DESK group
  • Producer: Lars Gotrich
  • Video Producer: Maia Stern
  • Audio gaining knowledge of: Josh Rogosin
  • Tiny creation team: Bob Boilen, Bobby Carter, Kara body, Joshua Bryant, Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis
  • executive Producer: Keith Jenkins
  • Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann
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