Recap: Praise for Tommy Bell / Howcha Magowcha

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Rock music with oddly-tuned guitars, varied rhythms, clouds of dissonance, and bursts of energy wasn’t too hard to come by in the 1990s. But not everyone who practiced this DIY form got out of the decade alive: for every Sonic Youth there was a Dustdevils, and for every Polvo there was an Erectus Monotone. Boston band Turkish Delight were a casualty of the slacker decade too, but their music deserved to survive longer, and this reissue of their 1996 album Tommy Bell shows why. Not every track is a knockout, but Turkish Delight hit their target more often than not, filling whiplash songs with nerve, guts, and, every once in awhile, a bit of heart too.

 

Marc Masters / Bandcamp Daily

We’re proud to announce the reissue of Howcha Magowcha, 1996 album by legendary Boston band Turkish Delight. The reissue of Tommy Bell, TD debut we put out last year, sold out in about a month (3 copies left in Norman Records vaults) and we’re very excited to see the band playing reunion show at the Middle East on July 20th.

In the meantime we would like to go over some of the past mentions and reviews for both Tommy Bell and Howcha Magowcha. We also highly recommend diving into our own mix series Tommy Bell and His Minions and/or video playlist for TB.

 

Alternative-Press-Tommy-Bell-review Recap: Praise for Tommy Bell / Howcha Magowcha

 

Turkish Delight: Detuned Dada – complete history of the band penned by Warped Reality Magazine / Andrea Feldman.

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What’s (Re)New?: Turkish Delight’s Tommy Bell – via Letters From a Tapehead

Record of the Day – Turkish Delight – ‘Grammy’ – via 50Thirdand3rd / Noisecrumbs

Tommy Bell by Turkish Delight – via Fuzzy Sun

Cassette Review: Turkish Delight – Tommy Bell – via Raised by Gypsies

CMJ New Music Monthly review of Tommy Bell – from July 1996

Turkish Delight – Tommy Bell – via The Noise Boston

Old Music to Delight Your Ears – Turkish Delight – via The Devil Has the Best Tuna

New Music We Love – January 2018 – via Reckless Yes

Stream These: Fits + Furnss + Turkish Delight – via Gimme Tinnitus

Turkish Delight – Howcha Magowcha review – via Lollipop Magazine

 







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