With passionate lyrics, contagious melodies and a timeless sound, critically acclaimed modern rock band Just Off Turner has been turning heads since the release of their 2007 album, The Long Walk Back; which gained national recognition when Grammy™ winner John Mayer raved about their song How Much It Hurts on his blog (April 28, 2007) and added the song to his personal music player.
Recently, the band has been featured on television soundtracks to shows on ABC, MTV, E! and Oxygen, toured the US and Europe, collaborated with Italian Universal Records artist Nesli and was featured in the April 2012 issue of Esquire magazine in the article "The Future Of American Music."
JOT (as they’re affectionately known to their fans) has toured US cities and colleges and has headlined shows at The House Of Blues, The Viper Room and various festivals in California. Their awareness abroad continues to grow with a remarkable following in Brazil, Australia, Switzerland and the UK not to mention their newfound success in Italy thanks to their collaboration on the song Capricorno by Italian rapper and JLe/Universal recording artist Nesli off his recently-released album L'amore è quì.
The band's EP, ‘BAD YEAR’ was the culmination of three different recording sessions over 2011 to 2012 recording at three different studios. Working with Steve Nistor (Daniel Lanois, Danger Mouse, Avett Brothers), Todd Beauchamp (Sara Bareilles, Tony Lucca, Keaton Simons) with mixing at Astor Recordings these sessions produced and inspired songs that range from melancholy to joyous and from aggressive to tender. The EP marks a transitional period of development from JOT; while maintaining a sharp focus on songcraft and melody, the band explores more synthetic textures and bigger, more bombastic production.
JUST OFF TURNER’s new EP, ‘READY TO GO’ represents a new direction for the band. Now a trio (bassist Stephen Andrews departed in late 2012), JOT is exploiting synthetic basses and programmed elements to an exciting degree.
Dealing with the subject of love and loss, the songs were recorded at Pratt Road Productions Studios in an intimate setting, with careful attention to color and sonic detail. Mixed at Astor Recordings, the songs took on a rich depth that perfectly conveys the passion and emotion of both the lyrics and the performances.