New Bomb Turks
New Bomb Turks sign to Gearhead Records! Black and White PR Press Release 7/30/02
Gearhead to release New Bomb Turks "The Night Before The Day The Earth Stood Still" LP/CD (RPM036) on September 3rd! After 12 years of rocking hard, the New Bomb Turks - the boys that put Columbus Ohio on the map - are finally ready to graduate. The ceremony is called "The Night Before The Day The Earth Stood Still" and it will take place on Gearhead Records (Hives, Hellacopters, "Demons" etc.) at a record store near you. A masterpiece of concept, songwriting, and production, it's the ultimate blend of the Turks early blistering punk style, heard on the Crypt Records LP's "Destroy O Boy" (1993) and "Information Highway Revisited" (1994) and the Stones-like swagger of their three Epitaph LP's "Scared Straight" (1996) "At Ropes End" (1998) and "Nightmare Scenario" (2000.) The New Bomb Turks are a legendary band with a huge world wide fan base. This is easily one of their best records, sonically and creatively speaking. As frontman Eric Davidson put it: "surprisingly sincere, yet sneering."
"The Night Before The Day The Earth Stood Still" is the first release in a list of Gearhead/New Bomb Turks projects. In January, Gearhead will release an EP that was originally slated to be out on Glazed Records, that is easily the "punkest" record the Turks have done since "Destroy O Boy." Gearhead will also release a compilation CD tentatively titled "God's Own Methane" that was compiled by Eric Davidson. It features the best of the best of the new breed, including tracks by The Colombian Neckties, Baseball Furies, The Cuts, and Chargers Street Gang, just to name a few. A full line of New Bomb Turks t-shirts and other merchandise will be available at gearheadmagazine.com soon.
First New Bomb Turks full US tour in several years to follow release. Stockholm labelmates the "Demons" will be on the first leg, starting at Gearfest on September 1st, through September 25th in Sacramento.