Connecticut’s dynamic duo, Turkey Vulture, a side-project of the excellent Owl Maker band. Continuing the winged avian theme, Turkey Vulture is a politically-charged amalgam of Punk, Metal, Alternative, and Americana in a big ole badass musical stew. The centerpiece of the single is the title track ‘Boxer’, but you will stay for the amazing Dolly Parton meets punk rock cover of ‘Jolene’. The single is out tomorrow and those that purchase on Bandcamp will get the hilarious bonus track, ‘Bee Avenger’! Stream it now!
Boxer is two tracks and just under five minutes, so I don’t know if that makes it a single or an EP. But anyhow, thank you Ghost Cult Mag for giving the internet its first listen! These songs, “Boxer” and “Jolene” (a cover of the famous Dolly Parton number) represent the most punk aspects of our set list. Turkey Vulture is fueled by the mythology of the American Dream, an ambition that is designed to be just out of reach for so many of us. If you just worked harder, or had the right outfit, or cut out gluten or got your degree, ALL THIS could be yours….
But this is a dream that fuels consumerism and lines the pockets of the 1%, not a dream that’s supposed to come true. As the pigs told their farmyard brethren in George Orwell’s Animal Farm, “Day and night we are watching over your welfare.”