Born in the basement, fleshed out on stages all over the North Eastern United States, Sea Cliff, NY based Turnip King ooze the kind of raw emotion an Outer-borough existence might yield. Mixing Helium-esque melody with basement tape collage, wall of sound shoegaze and ethereal loop laden builds each track plays off the next, combining to make some of the most exciting genre mixing we've heard in awhile.
While still in high School Fire Talk released the band's debut EP Moon Landing? shortly after the four founding members Lucia Arias, Cal Fish, Nick Kivien and Christian Billard departed to pursue various "life" journey's. Cal and Christian attend BARD, a liberal arts school a few hours north of New York City, Lucia stayed on Long Island and Nick left the group to form Sunflower Bean, another on the up young band signed to Fat Possum Records.
Laika, Turnip King's debut full length was fleshed out in a fairly brisk recording session at the legendary Water Music Hoboken & Stormy's Cabin in upstate New York by Ernie Indradat. Now joined on bass by Ken Winfield Turnip King is poised to break. Think Matador era Helium goes back to art school with the internet.