Nonstop Feeling – Turnstile

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unnamed2015 is shaping up to be one of the best years for new releases that we have had in a long time. I feel like its almost every week we find out a new band is releasing music this year. Off of the top of my head I know we are getting new music from Suburban Scum, Harm’s Way, Discourse, and Disgrace (odd how these are all from Closed Casket Activities). That is only through the month of March.

One of the most anticipated records for the first half of the year, has already been released, and it lived up to all the hype. I am talking about Turnstile’s debut LP, Nonstop Feeling.

There are countless good things to be said about this album. The band showcases a vast variety of talent and builds on a sound that they have been leading up to with their two EPs. They have always had a very groovy feel, but that is even truer on this record. I would even say that it is one of the grooviest records I have ever heard. It is apparent that the band draws influence from many different types of music, not just hardcore. The different styles of musical influence were thoroughly reflected throughout Nonstop Feeling.

I have gotten the impression that this might be working against them. A lot of people have said that the band is too experimental with their sound, and it is making the group lose their appeal for some fans. While I do not agree with this at all, I can understand why some people feel this way. If you do not like the album after the first time through, step away from it for a little while and then give it another chance. Once you do that, you will be able to see the genius behind these tracks.

Standout tracks include “Drop” and “Fazed Out,” and for pretty similar reasons. Both songs take the rage that hardcore is so well known for, and they add their own twist on it, that being the groove they are so well known for. The band demonstrates just how talented they are in a couple of the instrumental songs that are on the record such as “Bleach Temple” and “Love Lasso,” which is a person favorite of mine.

If this record is a sign of the things to come later this year, we are all in for a real treat. I have had Nonstop Feeling on repeat since it has come out and I do not see any reason for that to be changing any time soon. With an impending TUI return in 2015, I am sure there is some speculation of how much we will actually be seeing of Turnstile this year, but after releasing a record like this, they are not going anywhere anytime soon.

Rating: 4/5 H’s



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