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Turkish Techno

Turkish Techno: Past DuePast Due (2011)
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Past Due could have a few possible meanings in relation to Turkish Techno. It could be in keeping with their usual anxious and desperate lyrics or it could be a reference to the fact that while the band has released a slew of seven-inch releases and made comp appearances they have yet to release a f.


Past Due could have a few possible meanings in relation to Turkish Techno. It could be in keeping with their usual anxious and desperate lyrics or it could be a reference to the fact that while the band has released a slew of seven-inch releases and made comp appearances they have yet to release a full-length until this album. Either way, the format is a welcome change as you get to really appreciate how catchy the band's mixture of East Bay sing-a-longs, SoCal guitar leads and distorted mid-western bass sounds.

If I told someone we were going to sit down and they would have to listen to 20 minutes of disappointment it would probably be met with resistance, but that is basically the lyrical themes of Past Due in a nut shell and it couldn't be more enjoyable. Take "A Letter To Mike XVX", which posits: "Though you've got the best of intentions and you've probably got it all figured out, it's so easy to lose your direction when you've got it all figured out" is simple but effective. Songs of people letting you down, casting you aside, hopelessly falling in love and getting drunk are pretty standard punk rock tropes so it is easy to scoff at them when they are presented plainly, but sometimes that is what is needed. It doesn't hurt that Turkish Techno know exactly when to throw in their whoa ohs and gang vocals, so they make every minute count.

This very well could be one of those albums that gets ignored in your collection years down the road. But while you are playing it, for those 20 or so minutes, Past Due is the queen of your world. Personally, I'd rather have that than something that drags on for a half-hour too long and sounds like a Soul Asylum B-side.

 

 
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cuffer (November 22, 2011)

I like this album a lot. It really reminds me of American Steel's s/t, it's really loud, really fast and has lots of amped-up sing a longs. I hope these guys make more music because I really like what they're doing.

jizzo (November 16, 2011)

hey there sloane kettering, whats wrong with a soul asylum b-side? do no tell me you dont like soul asylum?? ask any great punk band from up there in minnesota who there 2 major influences are: replacements, soul asylum... come on sloane kettering some one that knows as much you do about music should clearly know these things. or are you just one of these cliche punk rock fans where yer fav band is jawbreaker and the clash and shit like that?

mattramone (November 14, 2011)

Yeah, Sloane's pretty tough for a girl.

dlangl4 (November 13, 2011)

SloaneDaley is the toughest mother fucker I know. True story. I saw him at a Boner Pirates show at Fest in 2009. He was rocking out in the pit going fucking crazy having a good time. I was too shy to say what's up. It was a great show.

SloaneDaley (November 12, 2011)

Well jizzo, I'm evil. I hate this fucking release as you can clearly tell by this review. I not only hate this band and album but i hate you jizzo. I hope you ane everyone you know and love die slow and painful deaths.

jizzo (November 12, 2011)

what dipshit of a reviewer, really thats all he could say about this monumental LP or how the fact that he also didnt mention that it was put out by Dirt Cult Records one of the finest labels around these days who is responsible for getting this stellar kick ass music out to us!! well if this shit head reviewer dont appreciate the band or the label just know that we do!! Thanks Who does these reviews? My god

veganboyjosh (November 11, 2011)

Andrew Godfrey is sexy.

Jawbroker (November 11, 2011)

These dudes always open when rad bands come to the IE/Riverside area, so I'll def check it out.

mattramone (November 11, 2011)

Great band, great record, crap reviewer. Seriously, it's like it was written by a sexy pirate or something.

negicore (November 11, 2011)

I find it hard to believe that this record will be ignored in my collection! This lp is a great fucking time. And awesome dudes...

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