Baltimore hardcore heroes Turnstile have returned with a new ripper, "Real Thing." They've also shared the song's absurd music video, which premiered today on VICELAND. Directed by Mortis Studio (Adult Swim, Earl Sweatshirt), the trippy clip finds the band attending cultish beach parties, communing with masked posses, and in the case of bassist Franz Lyons, performing casual feats of teleportation in a sharp white suit.
"'Real Thing' is about the idea of happiness being made up in the imagination," Turnstile frontman Brendan Yates says of the song, "the way you imagine perfection from your past can blind you to real beauty and life right in front of you, resulting in a circle of discontent."
The aggressive track arrives ahead of the band's third album — their first full-length since signing with Roadrunner last year, and the follow-up to last year's Move Thru Me EP — which is due out early next year. Yates gave a brief overview of what to expect in a recent interview with Revolver. "We're excited to build on the momentum from [2015's album] Nonstop Feeling and enter a new world with our next LP," he explained. "We will definitely push the boundaries of energy on this one."
Turnstile are set to kick off their North American tour with The Story So Far tomorrow, November 3rd; they'll be on the road through early December. Find their full itinerary below.
Turnstile tour dates:
Nov. 03 – Fresno, CA – Strummer's
Nov. 04–05 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
Nov. 06 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
Nov. 08 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock
Nov. 10 – Dallas, TX – RBC
Nov. 11 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
Nov. 12 – Houston, TX – Walter's Downtown
Nov. 14 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Nov. 15 – Carrboro, NC – Cat's Cradle
Nov. 16 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka's Live
Nov. 18–19 – Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
Nov. 21–22 – Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar and Music Hall
Nov. 24–25 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Nov. 26 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bazaar
Nov. 28 – Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
Nov. 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
Dec. 01 – Columbus, OH – Skully's Music Diner
Dec. 02 – Lansing, MI – The Loft
Dec. 03 – Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre