Published Jan 22, 2015Proving that JEFF the Brotherhood aren't the only Be Your Own Pet offshoot still making music, Turbo Fruits have revealed plans for their fourth LP No Control.
The Nashville outfit were advised to seek out professional writers to help with the new record, but instead opted to finance and produce most of it themselves.
Running into a bit of money trouble, the band recruited their friend and mentor Patrick Carney of the Black Keys to help finish the new LP. Carney produced "No Reason to Stay" and "The Way I Want You."
"The Way I Want You" was initially scrapped, but Carney convinced frontman Jonas Stein to give it another shot. The inspiration for the song apparently came to Stein while he was working on his family's farm.
"I jumped off the tractor and ran inside, grabbed my guitar and recorded a rough idea on my voice memos app on my phone," he said in a press release. "It's funny because the song didn't originally make the finished album, but Patrick insisted we try it again."
The same press release notes that the new album explores "a fraught relationship through the drinking, the cheating, the jealousy, the hangovers and recriminations and loneliness of the road." Maintaining their punk roots, the band have nevertheless refined their writing technique, and you can hear the first example of that by listening to lead single "The Way I Want You" below.
No Control arrives on April 20 via Melvin Records/Thirty Tigers.