Party slather 

Turbo Fruits spreads the Butter

What is this strange, magical phenomenon called Turbo Fruits? The Nashville garage rock band was formed around 2005, and appears to have almost instantly notched several marks of indie success including making appearances at Reading and Leeds in 2006 and at SXSW from 2007 to 2011, recording a song for the Whip It! soundtrack and touring in support of Jay Reatard, Dinosaur Jr. and Deer Tick.

The vinyl for Turbo Fruits’ most recent full length, Butter, produced by Spoon’s Jim Eno and released in September, is sold out on the band’s website. (Hipsters will have to suck it up and download the mp3s or buy the—shudder—compact disc.)

Maybe Turbo Fruits owes some of its success to an apparent delightful sense of humor and party vibe. Its website banner reads “Turbo Mutha Fuckin Fruits” and the “About” page says what the members “lack in physical adeptness they make up for in wild abandon and unfettered debauchery; in buzzsaw guitars and pummeling, primal rhythms. And they STILL look good in a unitard and head gear.”

Maybe Turbo Fruits owes some of its success to having a band member formerly of Be Your Own Pet. And maybe, just maybe, Turbo Fruits owes some of its success to playing dancey, accessible rock ’n’ roll.

Turbo Fruits, the Boxcutters and Boys play the VFW Wed., Nov. 28, at 9 PM. $7/$5 advance at Ear Candy. $2 surcharge for ages 18-20.

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