Brooklyn-based nine-piece Turkuaz is gearing up to release their new album, Life In The City, due out September 28th. Following the album’s title track, the band has released a brand new single, “If I Ever Fall Asleep”, accompanied by a live music video that provides a behind-the-scenes look into the song’s recording process.

The recording of “If I Ever Fall Asleep” took place at guitarist and vocalist Dave Brandwein’s Galaxy Smith Studios in Brooklyn. Inspired by Talking Heads‘ acclaimed Stop Making Sense concert film, the single was produced by Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads. As the press release notes, “The band’s signature upbeat funk is a contrast to a role-play of the paranoid ramblings of an insomniac before embracing his own unraveling.” Watch Turkuaz perform “If I Ever Fall Asleep” from the upcoming Life In The City album below:

Turkuaz – “If I Ever Fall Asleep” (Live at Galaxy Smith Studios)

[Video: Turkuaz]

Turkuaz is currently on the road in support of the new album, traveling across the U.S to deliver their signature blend of high-octane funk and soul. The tour will feature exciting performances at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO on September 23rd and at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on October 19th, before the band closes out 2018 with a bang on New Year’s Eve at The Palladium in Worcester, MA.

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For more information on upcoming Turkuaz dates, check out the full list below and head to their website for more information.

Turkuaz Upcoming Tour Dates

September 14 Greenfield, MA @ Wormtown Music Festival
September 15 Fredericton, NB, Canada @ Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival
September 20 Steamboat Springs, CO @ Old Town Pub
September 21 Steamboat Springs, CO @ Old Town Pub
September 23 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
October 4 Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater*
October 5 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom*
October 6 Saratoga Springs, NY @ Putnam Den*
October 11 Chattanooga, TN @ Songbirds*
October 12 Mount Vernon, KY @ The Moonshiner’s Ball
October 14 Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger*
October 17 Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street*
October 18 Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall*
October 19 Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre^
October 24 Greenville, SC @ The Firmament*
October 25 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In*
October 26 Covington, KY @ Madison Theater*
October 28 Live Oak, FL @ Suwanee Hulaween
October 31 Asheville, NC @ Salvage Station~
November 1 Greenville, NC @ State Theatre~
November 2 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore~
November 3 Washington DC @ Anthem~
November 8 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Rex Theater%
November 9 Columbus, OH @ The Funk’n Beer Fest
November 10 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue#
November 11 Grand Rapids, MI @ Elevation#
November 14 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
November 15 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon#
November 16 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café+
November 17 Chicago, IL @ Park West
December 29 Rochester, NY @ Anthology**
December 31 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium**
January 15 Miami, FL @ Jam Cruise

* with Butcher Brown
^ with Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles
~ with Lettuce
% with Dynamo
# with Andy Frasco & The UN
+ with Rubblebucket
** with Too Many Zooz

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