Turnstile Rabbit-Punch Your Mind with Trippy Video for new Track Real Thing
Baltimore hardcore upstarts Turnstile have had a pretty good couple of years. I’m really flying out on a limb here, but I’m going to brazenly assume that they’re the only band in the scene to have received glowing write ups in both The New Yorker and Thrasher, not to mention a gig review/style-lookbook spread in GQ, of all places.
Their rise makes sense. Their music bangs. Their shows bang. Everyone thinks they bang. They bang so hard that Roadrunner signed them up, meaning they’re label mates with Slipknot and recent Kerrang! cover stars Code Orange.
So it’s clear that big things are in the works. Earlier this week, Turnstile started posting slightly unnerving video clips on their Instagram, all of which sort of resembled found footage from a suicide cult. As such, whatever it was teasing was bound to be like all good hardcore: really rowdy and maybe a bit weird.
Yesterday, those snippets were stitched together when they dropped the full video for new track Real Thing. The song wrestles with notions of happiness and how your future shapes your past and other introspective stuff. It’s fucking great.
And that trippy video. It’s got that real ‘Twin Peaks meets Jonestown’ vibe that makes your mind melt and causes you to fear sleep for a few weeks. Still, I’m down to drink this kool-aid.