Category: Turf War

Converse Premieres new Turf War Song

Formed as a bedroom recording project by singer/guitarist John Robinson in 2008, Turf War became a full band in mid-2009 and began to grow a local following in their hometown of Augusta, GA before moving to Atlanta. Their style is gritty, Southern-tinged indie punk rock, with major influences from The Replacements, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bruce Springsteen, and 60 years of rock and roll. Following two years of touring, Turf War’s debut album “Years Of Living Dangerously” was released on Old Flame Records in October 2011 with production by Ian St Pé of The Black Lips. The album’s single “Cheers To The Years” made its way to Sirius XMU rotation shortly after release and was featured in Showtime’s Shameless last week. 2012 held for a major influx of live shows for Turf War, touring the southeast, midwest, and east coast, with festival stops at Fun Fun Fun Fest, Savannah Stopover, Governors Ball Music Festival, and Firefly Festival. They released the first single “Born To Run Free” off their new EP, The Great Escape, on April 2nd via Converse and will hit the road next week. Catch Turf War on their headline tour this April across the southeast with more spring & summer tour announcements coming soon.

Watch a video of the Band in the Converse Rubber Tracks Studio:

Tour Dates:
04.10 – Stone Fox – Nashville, TN
04.11 – Groundswell – Knoxville, TN
04.12 – Tin Roof – Columbia, SC
04.13 – Jinx – Savannah, GA with Twin Tigers
04.14 – Royal American – Charleston, SC
04.15 – Soul Bar – Augusta, GA
04.16 – Green Room – Athens, GA
04.17 – JJ’s Bohemia – Chattanooga, TN
04.18 – The Bottletree – Birmingham, AL
04.19 – 529 – Atlanta, GA

Tons of Old Flame Bands Swarming NYC for CMJ Next Week

Old Flame has many great new bands playing this year at CMJ.

For those of you who will be in town we are throwing 2 parties. We’d love to see you at either or both!

First on Thursday October 18th. Old Flame and A Heart Is A Spade Present and Official CMJ Showcase at Pianos (Upstairs).

7:00pm Fantasy Rainbow
7:45pm Your Youth
8:30pm Lost Boy ?
9:15pm You Won’t
10:00pm Turf War
10:45pm Mean Creek
11:30pm Twin Tigers

We are also throwing a fun day party with Heist or Hit Records (UK) that will have loads of FREE Brooklyn Brewery beer at Delinquency in Bushwick!

12:15pm Gross Relations
1:00pm Your Youth
1:45pm Caged Animals
2:30pm Twin Tigers
3:15pm Shark?
4:00pm Fantasy Rainbow
4:45pm Lost Boy ?
5:30pm Tiny Victories

See below for a full list of upcoming CMJ shows for all our participating artists:

Lost Boy ?
10/16 11pm @ Bell House (149 7th Street)
10/17 5:30pm @ Legion (790 Metropolitan Avenue)
10/18 8:30pm Old Flame Showcase @ Pianos Upstairs (158 Ludlow St)
10/19 4:45pm Old Flame//Heist or Hit Day Party @ Delinquency (1031 Grand St BKLYN)
10/19 11:30pm Spincloud Party @ Fontanas (105 Eldridge Street)
10/20 9:15pm Louisiana Purchase Party @ Legion (790 Metropolitan Avenue)

Mean Creek
10/16 10:45pm Allston Pudding Show @ Union Hall (702 Union Street)
10/17 2pm Pirate Pirate Party @ Fontanas (105 Eldridge Street)
10/17 7pm Official CMJ Show @ Alphabet Lounge (104 Avenue C)
10/18 Old Flame Showcase @ Pianos Upstairs (158 Ludlow St)
10/19 Outlaw Roadshow @ Bowery Electric (327 Bowery)

Shark?
10/19 Old Flame//Heist or Hit Day Party @ Delinquency (1031 Grand St BKLYN)
10/20 9:40pm Get Bent!/Dirty Laundry TV Party @ Pianos (158 Ludlow St)

Turf War
10/16 10pm @ Bell House (149 7th Street)
10/17 11:30pm Surprise Attack! Party @ Webster Hall Marlin Room (125 East 11th Street)
10/18 10pm Old Flame Showcase @ Pianos Upstairs (158 Ludlow St)

Twin Tigers
Wednesday 10/17/12 9pm Team Clermont Showcase @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave)
Wednesday 10/17/12 12am Let’s Get Messy Party @ (249 4th Avenue)
Thursday 10/18/12 11:30pm Old Flame Showcase @ Pianos Upstairs (158 Ludlow St)
Friday 10/19/12 2:30pm Old Flame//Heist or Hit Day Party @ Delinquency (1031 Grand St BKLYN)

You Won’t
10/16 3:15pm I Rock I Roll Party @ Pianos (158 Ludlow St)
10/16 10pm BANNERS Showcase @ Pianos (158 Ludlow St)
10/17 9pm Songs from a Room NYC (private show)
10/18 4:30pm Floating Fest @ Pianos (158 Ludlow St)
10/18 9:15pm Old Flame Showcase @ Pianos Upstairs (158 Ludlow St)
10/19 12:30pm Outlaw Roadshow @ Bowery Electric Map Room Stage (327 Bowery)
10/19 7:45pm Danger Village Party @ Delinquency (1031 Grand St BKLYN)
10/20 4pm BuzzChips / My Free Concert Party @ Living Room (154 Ludlow St)

Your Youth
10/18 7:45pm Old Flame Showcase @ Pianos Upstairs (158 Ludlow St)
10/19 1pm Old Flame//Heist or Hit Day Party @ Delinquency (1031 Grand St BKLYN)

Old Flame Artists at SXSW 2012

We’re excited to have a slew of artists invading Austin next week. If you’re in town, be sure to see Turf War, You Won’t, Letting Up Despite Great Faults and of course Dead Confederate and Cloud Nothings!

If you’re in Austin, track me down and take a picture with me. Can you top this one?

Turf War
3/15/12 1pm at beauty bar 617 E 7th St.
3/15/12 3:30pm at cheers shot bar 416 E 6th St.
3/17/12 2:25pm at Symphony Square 1101 Red River
3/17/12 10pm The Studio by HGTV 304 W 4th St.
Watch the new Turf War video for “Cheers to the Years” here:

You Won’t
3/15/12 5pm PORTALSXSW at 2305 Riverside Farm
3/17/12 12pm The Outlaw Roadshow at Rusty Spurs 405 east 7th st
3/17/12 3pm at Bangers 79 Rainey St.
3/17/2 9:25pm at Symphony Square Party 1101 Red River
Watch the great You Won’t video for “Three Car Garage” Here:

You Won’t – “Three Car Garage” from You Won't on Vimeo.

Letting Up Despite Great Faults
3/15/12 TBD at The Driskill (Official Showcase) 604 Brazos
3/16/12 4:30pm at Trophy’s Outdoor Stage 2008 S. Congress
3/16/12 6:30pm at The Burning Ear Party – 6th and Brazos
3/17/12 2:30pm at Bangers BBQ 79 Rainey St
Watch the awesome video for “Teenage Tide” here:

Dead Confederate
3/16/12 11:45pm Chevrolet Sound Garage 612 E. 6th St with The Cult
3/17/12 3pm The 40 Watt Party at The Side Bar 602 E. 7th St
3/17/12 7:40pm Do512/The Big One Party at The Belmont 305 W. 6th St
Watch the video for “Giving It All Away For Free” here:

The Portland Mercury thinks You’ll Like Turf War


The fine folks over at the Portland Mercury had some really kind words to say about the new Turf War LP.

The Mercury’s Ned Lannamann said that he “keeps listening to Turf War’s debut album, Years of Living Dangerously, over and over again without really meaning to. I think I got addicted to it. And for good reason: It’s a terrific, hooky record that gets by on attitude more than anything else; the word that invariably comes up in Turf War’s press releases is “rowdy.” Rowdy, yes, but but it certainly doesn’t sound sloppy—these songs are tight little kernels of rock ‘n’ roll that urge you to, quick, learn the melody and memorize the words so you can sing along already. The Atlanta band—and, yeah, I suppose that press picture isn’t gonna do them any favors—cuts right down to the bone of what makes music fun. I find myself referring to the Replacements when I’ve mentioned Turf War to friends.”

Thanks Ned. You’ll probably like Turf War too. Give them a spin.

Aquarium Drunkard Premieres Turf War MP3

Our good friends at Aquarium Drunkard were kind enough to premiere the first MP3 from the debut album from Atlanta’s Turf War. Cheers to the Years is one of 11 catchy songs off the Ian St. Pé of the Black Lips produced Years of Living Dangerously, slated for release in September of 2011.

Listen to Cheers to the Years here:
Turf War-Cheers To The Years by Old Flame Records