If Turbo Fruits sound tumultuous, the band comes by it honestly. Originally a side project for Be Your Own Pet’s Jonas Stein, the Fruits became his primary gig after BYOP’s demise. In the eight years they’ve been together, Turbo Fruits has gone from duo to quartet to trio and back, and the band, in whatever form, has recorded four albums for four different labels, but Stein has always kept the volume knob wrenched indelicately to the right. With Turbo Fruits’ latest, No Control (produced by the Black Keys’ Patrick Carney), Stein and his current company lean slightly more toward the melodic Pop end of the spectrum, bringing more than a little of their patented chaos and furniture-moving volume, and perhaps finally living up to their name — supercharged and sweetly ripe.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: The Strokes and Foo Fighters take a crack at Bubblegum Punk and Garage Pop at a Spinal Tap-ish 11. (BB)