Turncoats, the / Learning to Love the Bomb
Album: Learning to Love the Bomb   Collection:General
Artist:Turncoats, the   Added:Sep 2003
Label:Fuzzy Math Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-12-16 Pull Date: 2004-02-17
Week Ending: Feb 8 Jan 11 Dec 28
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 06, 2009: The DJ Never Has It
Mothra Vs. Japan
3. Jan 06, 2004: Discarded, Recycled, and New
Mothra Vs. Japan
2. Feb 02, 2004: Adventures in Volume
Oops I Slapped a Cop
4. Dec 24, 2003: press and release
Tell Me You're a Whore

Album Review
Matt Mettler
Reviewed 2004-02-06
The Turncoats’ sound is grounded in heavy drums and electric guitar. They walk a close line to Metal at times, but basically stay grounded in a loud indi-rock approach. I am going to call it versatile indi-metal. At times they sound like Limp Bizkit, Nine Inch Nails, and Nirvana. Yet the lead vocals never get that angry edge to them and the guitars never blur up the entire sonic landscape. Upon closer examination, this is not a dark album at all. One song is in Japanese and another in Spanish. The approaches are scattered, ranging from solo electric guitar ballads, to punk, to indi-metal. At times it gets a little too cute – “Everybody likes Ramona – I wanna bone ‘a” Some of it is quite bad – it just doesn’t work. But sometimes their experimentation strikes the right off-beat, original, chord – like that Japanese song, number 8.
- Matt M.

Play this song *
1. Mid-tempo – straightforward electric guitar indi-rock steady rocker. Lyrics prominent. About a whore.
2. Slow – solo muffled electric guitar. Nice. Sad.
3. Mid-tempo – screechy guitars – psychedelic – about wanting to bone Ramona – a little silly, but also a little disturbing. Doesn’t work.
4. Instrumental – sloppy guitars, some distortion and electronics – a jam out with out much of melody.
5. *Up-tempo – loud. A little punk, a little Nirvana. “I slapped a cop!”
6. Up-tempo – Driving demonic bass – angry – echoes Limp Bizkit.
7. *Slow – another solo electric guitar number. Has a nice bittersweet pop hook, like Red Hot Chilipeppers.
8. * Down-tempo. This song is maybe sung in Japanese or else it is gibberish. It is strange, but oddly pleasant.
9. Fast and Short – one minute – this one is in Spanish. Sloppy.
10. Up-tempo – short – one minute. Loud guitar.
11. Slow – dissonant noise and moaning – sort of calming and haunty.
12. Drum machine – an electronic voice bite talking about weapons of mass destruction. Mostly noise. Very bad.

Track Listing
1. Tell Me You're a Whore   7. Bonnie & Clyde '79
2. Sugarland Blues   8. Mothra Vs. Japan
3. Rockonna   9. Arroz Con Pollo
4. The 23RD Minute   10. Don't Wait to Buy Our Next
5. Oops I Slapped a Cop   11. Adrift at Sea
6. Boys Are Dumb   12. Learning to Love the Bomb