Turkuaz shares the retro-reminiscent video for “Superstatic”

ailing from Brooklyn, NY comes nonet (yes, nine-piece band!) Turkuaz and this week they unveiled the video for “Supersatic,” a fan-favorite single from last year’s studio record, Life In The City. For those unfamiliar, Turkuaz embodies all colors of the rainbow, literally, and the video is just as lively and strange as the band always promises to be. If it doesn’t make you want to stand up and dance, I’m not sure what else will.

“From the inception stage of us writing and recording this song, it was always about capturing the vibrant energy of what we aim to do as a band,” shared Turkuaz guitarist/vocalist Dave Brandwein, who produced the video. “It’s a throwback to some of our favorite music of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, but with our own Turkuaz spin. The hope in creating the video was to take that energy and run with it. Though we’ve done videos in the past, we hadn’t successfully captured the various personalities of each member, or visual elements of our live show. I think we achieved this via an explosion of colorful fun and imagination, thanks to the amazing team that put it all together.”

Directed by Dani Brandwein and Jocelyn Piece, “Superstatic” was shot in front of green screens and involved a number of personnel who banned together with their talents to create something wholly unique and true to the nature of Turkuaz. As Dani Brandwein shares, “Making ‘Superstatic’ in many ways represents the Turkuaz ethos as a whole: throwing everyone’s resources and talents together to create something that hopefully brings people joy – with an extra sprinkling of strangeness. I still can’t believe we turned Brooklyn Bowl into a green screen studio. I wonder if the band that was sound checking that Monday afternoon will ever see this!?”

They’re a band totally worth seeing live and you’re in luck, they continue on a lengthy tour next week and have plenty of dates scheduled across the country throughout the spring and summer. Tickets and more info can be found on their website: www.turkuazband.com

Upcoming Tour Dates

4/4 – State College, PA – State Theatre *
4/5 – Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall Hartford *
4/6 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel *
4/11 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt ^
4/12 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
4/13 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
4/18 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
4/19 – Kingston, NY – BSP Kingston {Back Room Theater} #
4/20 – Boston, MA – The Paradise
4/21 – Atlanta, GA – Sweetwater 420 Festival
4/25 – Charleston, SC – The Charleston Pour House
4/26 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar
4/27 – Miami Beach, FL – North Beach Bandshell
5/3 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitinas
5/5 – Pittsboro, NC – Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival
5/23 – Martinsville, VA – Rooster Walk 11 Music & Arts Festival
5/26 – Napa, CA – BottleRock
6/1 – Newport, ME – Branch Fest
6/22 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre !
6/26 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
6/28 – Bozeman, MT – Rialto Theatre
6/29 – Missoula, MT – Top Hat Lounge
7/4 – Sandpoint, ID – The Hive
7/5 & 7/6 – Whitefish, MT – The Remington Bar
7/13 – Snowshoe, WV – 4848 Festival
8/10 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Jazz Festival
7/27 – Burlington, VT – Tumble Down
8/1 – Thornville, OH – The Werk Out
8/10 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Jazz Festival
8/17 – Cockeysville, MD – Hot August Music Festival
8/24 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Druid City Music Festival
9/1 – Aspen, CO – Jazz Aspen @ Snowmass

* w/ Aqueous
^ w/ Butter
# w/ Brass Against
! w/ Umphrey’s McGee