Turbo Fruits


LISTEN: Okey Dokey ‘Wavy Gravy’

August 4, 2016 0 comments

Photo by: Emily Quirk – emilyquirk.com

Polish your ears with this hot track from Okey Dokey… We recently stumbled across this fine Nashville collaboration fronted by Aaron Martin and Johny Fisher (Sol Cat & The Weeks), in addition to a band consisting of ever-changing members of The Weeks, Sol Cat, Desert Noises, Diane Coffee, Wild Child, Turbo Fruits/Bully, Rayland Baxter & more!

The band’s debut single, ‘Wavy Gravy,’ dropped earlier this year and is just a small taste from the band’s first full-length, ‘Love You, Mean It,’ which the band says via their Facebook page, is dropping “this Summer.”

Dig into Okey Dokey, purchase the debut single, ‘Wavy Gravy’ HERE… and keep your eyes pealed for ‘Love You, Mean It!’… Although there is no mention of tour dates or upcoming shows, we look forward to catching these guys very soon!

P.S. Frontman Aaron Martin is not only a musician, but a visual artist as well. He has crafted album art, posters and other means for numerous bands, such as TORRES, Diarrhea Planet, The Kingston Springs, Birdcloud, Blackfoot Gypsies, Hellbender, The Ettes, The Jag, & Alanna Royale. Read more about his “craft” HERE  & HERE .


Top 13 Albums of 2012

January 20, 2013 1 Comment

It’s that time of the year again here at The South Rail and we never like kicking off a new year without recognizing the past year in great music. This is our 4th addition of top albums of a year – We started with a top 10 in 2009, moved up to a top 15, and then to honor 2011, a top 20… So to keep our inconsistent rankings consistent, we give to you our TOP 13 ALBUMS OF 2012!

And as always, next to each album title is a “Purchase from the band or label” link, which takes you directly to the best possible way to purchase each album… directly from the band! If the artist doesn’t sell directly, the link will take you to their label. Support the arts, and keep these great musicians’ careers in-check for 2013!



Diamond Rugs: ‘Diamond Rugs’
Buy directly from the band

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Natural Child: ‘For the Love of the Game’
Buy directly from the band

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Lace Curtains: ‘The Garden of Joy and the Well of Loneliness’
Buy directly from the band

Stream select tracks from the record:



Jack White: ‘Blunderbuss’
Buy directly from the band

Watch videos for 4 of the album’s singles:

Stream full record via Spotify here



Thee Oh Sees: ‘Putrifiers II’
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The Kingston Springs: ‘The Kingston Springs’
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Alabama Shakes: ‘Boys & Girls’
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Turbo Fruits: ‘Butter’
Buy directly from the band

Stream select tracks from the record:

Stream full record via Spotify here


King Tuff: ‘King Tuff’
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The Pollies: ‘Where The Lies Begin’
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Hurray for the Riff Raff: ‘Look Out Mama’
Buy directly from the band

Stream select tracks from the record:

Stream the full record on Spotify here


Jessie Baylin: ‘Little Spark’
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Watch the making of the record:

Stream full album via Spotify here


Seth Pettersen & The Undertow: ‘Natural Machine’
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Turbo Fruits: ‘Harley Dollar Bill$’

September 21, 2012 0 comments

The last time we were in Nashville was in August when Turbo Fruits‘ were shooting the video for ‘Harley Dollar Bill$,’ the second single and first video from their new Jim Eno produced LP ‘Butter’ that came out last week via Kings of Leon’s Serpents and Snakes Records. And knowing what the concept of the video was before-hand, we were very anxious to see the end-result.

Well, yesterday marked the premier of the video and is available to stream below… BUT NOT ONLY THAT, to go hand-and-hand with this release, Turbo Fruits made an exclusive Turbo Time Records pressing of the Battle Tapes Recording session version of Harley Dollar Bill$,’ on SUNSHINE ACID VINYL and limited to only 100 copies! Oooooo!

Pick up your copy HERE and do it QUICK, these Turbo Time Record releases don’t last long at all… just look at the first pressing of the ‘Harley Dollar Bill$’ 7-inch pressed on a black/yellow dualtone vinyl… that sucker sold out in 2 hours!… Oh, and if you haven’t already, go ahead and pick up a copy of ‘Butter’ HERE and stream the new video below:



Wanda Jackson: ‘Tore Down’

September 13, 2012 0 comments

Queen of Rockabilly Wanda Jackson recently finished the follow-up to her Jack White produced full-length, ‘The Party Ain’t Over’ which will be called ‘Unfinished Business.’ The LP is set to drop October 9th via Sugar Hill Records and is produced by yet another start-studded musician turned producer, Justin Townes Earle!

So what do you do to promote such a highly anticipated album? You compliment the record’s first single, ‘Tore Down’ with a killer video that is slam-packed full of Nashville’s finnest up-and-coming artists, or course! The video features Erin Belle (model and ex-member of The Black Belles) as the lead roll who’s very distressed by her character’s ex-love interest Jonas Stein of Turbo Fruits… oh, and not to mention tons of cameos by people like Nikki Lane, Tristen, Ron Jeremy, comedian Chris Crofton (Alcohol Stuntband) and many many more! Keep an eye out and the pause button ready!

Check it out below and pre-order your copy of ‘Unfinished Business’ HERE:


Fox Fun: ‘Squawk’

September 11, 2012 0 comments

‘Squawk’ is the latest 7-inch to drop from Turbo Time Records, which features 2 energetic garage-punk jams from Nashville kiddos Fox Fun…  The single is pressed on a limited run of 200 yellow 7-inchers that shouldn’t last too much longer. Check out both the single ‘Squawk’ and b-side ‘Smile,’ below and pick up your copy HERE while they last!

Diggin’ what your hear, but  by the time you got a hold of this article the record was sold out? No worries, both tracks are available for a limited-time free download below. Get’em now!


Bad Cop: ‘Wet Lips’ 7-Inch Split w/ Turbo Fruits

July 11, 2012 1 Comment

Nashville’s Bad Cop has a 7-inch split with Turbo Fruits dropping July 31st via Jeffery Drag Records that is available for pre-order on limited edition pressing of 300 on CLEAR vinyl NOW! And in celebration of the record, Bad Cop has put together a killer little video for their single ‘Wet Lips.’ Check out the video below as well as Turbo Fruits’ single from 7-inch, ‘Love Tennessee.’ And pick-up your copy HERE… But move fast, you only have until July 15th to score a clear 7-inch!

Turbo Fruits’ Jim Eno (Spoon) produced LP ‘Butter’ drops September 11th on Kings of Leon’s Serpents and Snakes Records and Bad Cop is set to release another EP later this Winter… And in case you missed it last Winter, you can download Bad Cop’s last EP ‘I Can’t Slow Down’ HERE!




Thee Oh Sees: ‘Lupine Dominus’

June 26, 2012 0 comments

Thee Oh Sees are one of our favorite touring live acts out there right now… scratch that. They’re one of our favorite bands, period. With that said, today was extremely special because we got to hear the very first track from their upcoming ‘Putrifiers II’ LP, which drops from In the Red Records on September 11th… and per fashion, it is oh so good!

September 11th is really becoming the major release date so far! Along with Thee Oh Sees expect new tunes from Turbo Fruits, Avett Brothers, and Natural Child’s promised 3rd LP of the year!

But not to get side-tracked… Check out the single ‘Lupine Dominus’ below and check back with In the Red at a later date to pre-order ‘Putrifiers II’ HERE… Also catch the band live at any of the dates below. For us Chattanooga kids, pick from Nashville, Atlanta or Birmingham… We highly recommend the Nashville show at The Zombie Shop w/ Ty Segall:


Tour Dates:

06/26 – Stockholm, SE @ Strand Club
06/27 – Oslo, NO @ Revolver
06/28 – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpe Huset
06/30 – Belfort, FR @ Eurockéennes
07/01 – Rotterdam, NL @ Metropolis Fest
07/15 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
07/20 – Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
08/03-04 – Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon Music Festival
08/05 – Big Sur, CA @ Woodsist Festival
08/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Festival
09/06 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival
09/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey $
09/10 – San Diego, CA @ Bar Pink $
09/11 – Las Vegas, NV @ Neon Reverb Festival
09/13 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater *
09/14 – Oklahoma City, OK @ ACM @UCO *
09/15 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa *
09/18 – Atlanta, GA @ Goat Farm *
09/19 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree Cafe *
09/20 – Nashville, TN @ Zombie Shop *
09/21 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
09/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Well *
09/23 – Asbury Park, NJ @ ATP’s “I’ll Be Your Mirror”
09/25 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom *
09/26 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Hoxton *
09/29 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon *
09/30 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club *
10/02 – Missoula, MT @ VFW $
10/03 – Calgary, AB @ Broken City $
10/04 – Calgary, AB @ Broken City $
10/06 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater $

* = w/ Ty Segall
$ = w/ Sic Alps


Turbo Fruits and The Weeks: Sign to Kings of Leon’s Label

April 6, 2012 0 comments

The official announcement dropped yesterday via Nashville Scene that Nashville based bands Turbo Fruits and The Weeks have been signed to Kings of Leon‘s label, Serpents and Snakes Records! Great news for 2 hard working bands!

Turbo Fruits, who just finished recording in Austin TX with Spoon’s Jim Eno at his Public Hi-Fi studio, will be releasing their third full-length studio album, ‘Butter,’ later on this Summer via Serpents and Snakes. At the same time, being able to offer limited edition releases via Turbo Fruits front-man Jonas Stein’s own Turbo Time Records… Releases like the limited edition lollipop colored 7-inch vinyl of the single ‘Sweet Thang,’ the very first single released from those Jim Eno sessions… But good luck getting 1 of these 100 beauties, that sold out in less than a day! Click HERE for details.

We were one of those lucky 100 and decided to record the live playing of the record’s A-side ‘Sweet Thang.’ Being HUGE fans of Turbo Fruits’ sophomore LP ‘Echo Kid,’ we were in huge anticipation in hearing this new single… and once that needle dropped, we were blown away! Take a listen to the track below (Note: This was done in low quality to avoid anyone from ripping the audio):

Not to forget The Weeks, a great band we had the privilege of catching several times here in Chattanooga, who are working on their new album now, set to release in 2013. It will be the follow-up to the EP ‘Gutter Gaunt Gangster’ that dropped last Fall. Stream the EP below and pick-up a second-pressing (soon) HERE or on tour. Great stuff:

And also check out the full, well written article ‘Snake Charmer’ by Adam Gold HERE via Nashville Scene.