Electric Turn To Me

Electric Turn To Me

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ETTM are suspiciously simple, pulling you in to something familiar, 60s psych, 70s punk, 80s new wave, 90s post rock, before twisting everything around, bewildering you and leaving you mesmerized, ready and open for the next song to begin.

Biography

ETTM was formed out of the ashes of the MARS VOLTA, LADDIO BOLOCKO, and the DAZZLING KILLMEN just over one and a half years ago. Retaining the intensity and experimental edge of their previous bands, ETTM has moved in a distinctly pop, hook-laden direction. Adding synthesized basslines and vintage organs behind lead singer and guitarist Silke’s powerful yet personal vocals, ETTM engulfs your senses, catapulting you to new heights of musical awareness.
Not long after witnessing the power of Laddio Bolocko while they were on tour in her native Germany, front woman Silke moved to Brooklyn, and after a series of coincidences, found herself living in the same building as Laddio’s Marcus Degrazia and Blake Fleming. As both were between projects, Degrazia and Fleming had recently survived the break-up of Laddio and Fleming had just ended a stint as Mars Volta’s drummer, they decided to collaborate on a new project...and so ETTM was born. Adding guitarist James Wilk, the band launched itself on the NYC club scene. Initially garnering press in the Village Voice, NY Press, and Time Out NY for their impressive live shows, which incorporate spot-on musicianship with video projections and a freak-out dancer, ETTM upped the ante by joining forces with Philadelphia’s No Quarter records (home of the notorious, Kurt-Cobain-championed Earth) and releasing two EP’s: 2003's self-titled and its follow-up,"Clouds Move So Fast."

With both EP’s scoring on hometown WNYU’s top 20 weekly lists, a feature in Rockpile magazine, and a growing following, ETTM decided to hit the road. A six-week tour of the U.S. and a five-week tour of Europe found them playing with bands as diverse as Q and not U, Kinski, and Denali, completing over 80 shows in their first year alone. A typical ETTM set is an impressive thing, indeed. No two songs sound alike, and even within the same song, they can pull the rug from beneath your feet without you even realizing it, sneakily changing speed or rhythm, causing your left foot to tap where the right once held the beat. Crystalline guitars, deceptively tricky drumming, bouncing basslines, swirling organs, and Silke’s vocals rising from croon to scream, vibrato to whisper, are all aspects of your typical ETTM song. Their music is suspiciously simple, seemingly pulling you in to something familiar, 60s psych, 70s punk, 80s new wave, 90s post rock, before twisting everything around, bewildering you and leaving you mesmerized, ready and open for the next song to begin. This band is innovative without being alienating; it’s no wonder that audiences regularly call them back for two and three encores. ETTM "is so amazingly fresh . . . so unbelievably different sounding that you can't help but get sucked in from the start." (Indieworkshop).

Discography

Electric Turn To Me "s/t" CDep
(No Quarter, 2003)
Electric Turn To Me "Clouds Move So Fast" CDep
(No Quarter, 2003)