Electric Turn To Me
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Electric Turn To Me

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Jul
20
Electric Turn To Me @ Rothko

NYC, New York, USA

NYC, New York, USA

Jun
26
Electric Turn To Me @ TISWAS @ Don Hill's

NYC, New York, USA

NYC, New York, USA

Jun
18
Electric Turn To Me @ The Hook

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Brooklyn, New York, USA

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Press


Touching on a no wave groove, as well as a few hints of more modern chaotics (maybe the first Yeah Yeah Yeahs EP?)...Electric Turn To Me turns to me and kicks me awake right when I need it the most...Clouds Move flows perfect, stopping right, and leaving you wanting more, with a little darkness, but not gothic. Clouds is rock that rolls, and songs that let you dance, feel, think, and scream sometimes simultaneously. - Big Takeover


So what if she's got a little Karen O thing going on? The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' queen of couture sure as hell didn't invent post-punk and Silke, the Deutsch frontwoman of New York City's Electric Turn to Me, is simply digging back to those same early '80s roots. Parallel vocal stylings notwithstanding, this diffident group ultimately trumps the big stars with a slow burn approach. Beyond its pacing, the quartet's songs are a winning point in themselves, exploring with ease -- rather than fumbling through -- a variety of moods... Sure, they don't have all the hipster hype pushing them onto magazine covers and into the limelight. Now that's exciting. - Philadelphia City Paper


Electric Turn To Me is a sexy and songful psych-goth-pop outfit, featuring ex-members of St. Louis post-rock/metal-noise juggernauts the Dazzling Killmen and the sadly missed, deconstructo acid-casualty-rockers Laddio Bolocko. ETTM’s swirling globs of sound reminds me of the colorful and ornate monsters from classic Japanese kids' shows where the costumes were trippy and futuristic, but slightly disconcerting—a nice pollination of old-Siouxsie, early–Christian Death, circus-y keyb noodling such as Pram or the Doors, mixed with Pretty Things–type lushness - Village Voice


Discography

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

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Bio

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).