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High school friends Ottoman Turks rolls the window down with ”Apathy”

Texas Blues Rock outfit Ottoman Turks are back with a road journey track of the highest order with ”Apathy” off State Fair Records.

This is a 4 piece, tell-your-neighbors and their cousins rock and roll family band from Dallas. They describe their music as outlaw country garage rock that certainly kicks the beer chugging into action. Drinking, dancing, rocking music is the main theme here with the American act. They guys have been a band since 2009 and after recording their first music in a bathroom. After a few changes the Granada Theater gig in Dallas during the summer of 2018 changed everything with label backing.

Inspired by legends Slow Moving Snakes, 40 Acre Mule, Pedigo’s Magic Pilsner, Vandoliers, this is a band that has so many fuses while they spiral it all together as they have some jazz in them too. I like how the band know what each other are going to do next.

Apathy” is a terrific track that keeps you interested throughout and the Texas band Ottoman Turks impress here.

Stream this terrific track via Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

A&R Factory Present: Stephen Douglas Wolfe

After a decade of work in two propulsive indie rock bands Getaway Driver and Cavaliers, Stephen Douglas Wolfe has found his voice, this time without a band surrounding him. Until now, Stephen’s four releases and extensive touring as a member of these bands, Lawrence, Kansas was what he called home.  Wolfe’s Eastern Kansas hometown brought with it an opportunity to convene an impressive roster of musicians for his first solo album.

Cavaliers’ “Except for the Birds” (released in 2007) was his chance to assemble players from acts such as The Get Up Kids, Kelpie, Ghosty, and The Roseline to contribute to the record.  After a hiatus brought upon partially by a professional move to NYC, recording would resume for Wolfe in his new home in 2015 at Subcat Studios in Syracuse, New York.  A series of digital singles including “O River” “Free” and “Pretty Baby” found their way to the public at the end of the year.

The first physical release – the We’ll Live 7” record – was released on March 25, 2016. The record is the first of a series of three vinyl singles planned for 2016 from Stephen Douglas Wolfe with the second instalment – the Window 7” – set for release on June 17, 2016.