David Turbow is a college professor, science researcher, triathlete, surfer, and musician. A staunch proponent of the “Do It Yourself” ethic, he records many of his songs on the simplest of recording set-ups. He grew up in suburban Southern California, near all things surf/skate/snow and punk. His main songwriting influences include The Flaming Lips, Matthew Sweet, Eels, and Beck. Although “Gold Standard”, his latest release, was recorded at home and features some acoustic guitar, it has a bigger, bolder, and more electric sound than his previous 2 solo albums. Never a standout vocalist, on “Gold Standard”, Turbow once again demonstrates his ability to craft catchy melodic hooks underneath clever, humorous, and heartfelt lyrics.

The visual element to his latest album was designed to depict the more carefree days of his youth (e.g. playing pinball machine). On songs, such as “Piso Mojado”, he expresses sardonic angst in feeling out of place in the singles scene. His music could probably be classified as emo in places, but it also has tinges of dub and acoustic rock in there too.

Turbow is fond of big, bottom-heavy drum beats, which can be heard on tunes, such as “Define Me”. He is currently working with producer Mark Fiori to achieve the desired recorded sound. Turbow’s bandmate in SUPERNOVICE, Pasquale Talarico, contributed his bass playing prowess on “Gold Standard”.

Keep an eye open and an ear out for David Turbow.

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