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Ahead of Turkuaz’s two-night “Halloween Festivity Nightmare” hometown run at New York City’s Webster Hall, the funk nonet has released its first single of 2021, the funky, fright-filled track, “Shakin’ In My Sheets.” The back-to-back nights at the newly renovated venue promise spooky surprises, including the live debut of the new track and plenty of unreleased material.

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“We have a ton of material in the works! Eventually, we’ll have a new full-length, but it felt appropriate to release this song right now with its the lyrical relevance to Halloween. Plus, it’s been in the works since before the pandemic! We started working on it soon after our 2018 album Life in the City.” explains frontman Dave Brandwein.

He continues, “It’s odd that it was written before all the recent events of the world, because in retrospect, it just seems so relevant. The song picks up where we left off with some of the themes from our last album, describing feelings of alienation, discomfort and depression setting in as each day passes.”

Brandwein wrote the song while he was struggling with his addiction and sobriety, which he says is equally as isolating as COVID has been. He reflects, “Searching for answers, I turned to songwriting, and though my struggles continue, I’m emerging from the pandemic sober and look back at this time as a learning experience and I’m glad that Turkuaz was able to make beautiful music out of it!”

After a slew of festival appearances throughout the summer and fall with Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew celebrating the 40th anniversary of Remain in Light, the ensemble is eager to head back on the road and perform the music they’ve been working on. To close out the year, Turkuaz will ring in 2022 for their annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop event in Hartford, CT for two nights at Infinity Hall.

TURKUAZ2021 – 2022 Turkuaz Tour Dates

Oct. 28th – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Oct. 29th – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Oct. 30th – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Oct. 31st – Live Oak, FL – Suwannee Hulaween &
Nov. 4th – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Nov. 5th – Boston, MA – Big Night Live
Nov. 6th – Portland, ME – State Theater
Dec. 11th – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom !
Dec. 29th – Philadelphia, PA – Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia
Dec. 30th & 31st – Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall *
Jan 28th & 29th – Miami Beach, FL – North Beach Bandshell *
Apr. 29th – New Orleans, LA – The Joy Theater &
May 1st – Atlanta, GA – Sweetwater 420 Fest &
May 5th – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s *

  • notes dates w/o Thumpasaurus
    ! notes dates w/ Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
    & notes dates w/ Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew

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