This is how I know TURNSTILE made one of my favorite records of the year with GLOW ON (get it here). I spend all day, most days listening to and reviewing underground music, and like 75% of our record collection falls under the genres of metal and punk and all their subgenres. But when I’m in my car, all I listen to is rap. All I want to hear when I’m driving is Curren$y and Larry June and Juicy J and Travis Scott and maybe some Bino and Blxst. I have a sound system that benefits bass. But something told me to play GLOW ON when it came out a couple of weeks ago and it’s rarely come off my car stereo rotation since.
We listen to their record Time & Space all the time, and it was hard to imagine they could top such a perfect hardcore record. But they did. They’ve brought in a plethora of influences, from 90s alternative rock and punk to new wave and post-punk, all with the sickest hardcore breakdowns woven all throughout. This record makes me happy that I’ve paid attention to music for long enough that the sounds that made my teenage heart sing are evolving into sounds that make me feel like I’m 14 discovering music again. GLOW ON is one of those records where every song is perfect and in its perfect place. The whole record is vital but if I had to pick highlights in no order: “DON’T PLAY,” “MYSTERY,” “HUMANOID/SHAKE IT UP,” “FLY AGAIN,” “WILD WRLD,” and all the other ones. It’s a record I can dance to in the middle of a crowd-killing pit. It’s a record that might replace Time & Space on our turntable for a while but it’ll end up in equal rotation because both of these records are necessary to life. Hey Turnstile, the border’s open now, so we need you up here in Canada.
TURNSTILE just started an epic tour that’s on now through mid-November so make sure to check the dates here. Gabe Becerra was on hand to capture their August 28th show at the Garden Amphitheater in Garden Grove, California, with Show Me The Body and Never Ending Game. We’re excited to share Gabe’s awesome photos with you right here: