Today (June 28), Baltimore punk band TURNSTILE surprise released their EP TURNSTILE LOVE CONNECTION. The four-track collection was also released alongside a short film of the same name.
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The band demonstrates great range on the EP, infusing a variety of sound and style. Two absolute headbangers, “HOLIDAY” and “T.L.C” open and close out the EP, where “NO SURPRISE” is a soft and twinkly interlude. Then of course, they gave us the incredible, effervescent sing-along, “MYSTERY.”
The accompanying twelve-minute short film follows the band as it shifts back and forth between the group performing with their instruments to the narrative plot. It takes place in several scenes including an abandoned sports field, the porch of a dream-like red house, a set with a green screen, and more.
Watch the TURNSTILE LOVE CONNECTION short film and stream the EP below.
Premiering the short film at a series of theatrical screenings in the United States, it has been the band’s first release since their highly reviewed 2018 album Time & Space.
A press release described their lead single “MYSTERY” as such:
“TURNSTILE search for beauty and find peace in the unknown as they reject the notion of ‘normal.’ For TURNSTILE, there is no ‘normal,’ only their truth, and the endless possibility of magic when you remain open to the truth of others; singing praise to the infinite mysteries of the universe.”
The rockers will be headlining several shows in the U.S. as well as performing at festivals including Firefly, Louder than Life, and Knotfest Iowa.