Trade Your Old Cosby Sweater for a Turbo Suit

Trade Your Old Cosby Sweater for a Turbo Suit
Turbo Suit + Lasers = A Damn Good Time. Photo via Facebook/Phierce Photography.

The time has finally come to trade in your ragtag Cosby Sweater and grab a brand spankin’ new Turbo Suit. Confused as to what we’re talking about? Don’t worry, we’ll fill you in.

The high-energy livetronic trio hailing from Indianapolis, IN – Cosby Sweater – has officially changed their name to Turbo Suit.

Have you been wondering why Cosby hasn’t been showing up on festival bills this summer? Bingo.

Just check again, Turbo Suit is alive and well, firing on all cylinders and trekking their way across America as they previously had under the old title – and they’re showing no signs of slowing down.

Regardless of sweaters, suits, and the like, Turbo Suit is progressing toward the next stage of their career at a blistering pace. With a new album released earlier this year (Out Here, released for free via their website), take a listen for yourself to see what these cats have been working on.

Staying true to their original sound, the album features heavy emphasis on warped yet suave synths, dripping smooth sax, live drums, and the infamous EWI.

All of these things are blended in and expanded upon by a scattering of today’s top musicians, the album flows seamlessly from track to track, taking no prisoners in its wake.

Just a few of the artist credits on the album? Natalie Cressman of the Trey Anastasio Band, Jake Cinninger, Joel Cummins, and Andy Farag of Umphrey’s McGee, Marcus Rezak from Digital Tape Machine, Joe Hettinga from Strange Arangement, and Zion I, just to name a few.

The lineup on the album is huge, and the album delivers exactly what one can expect from the list of names for contributors to Out Here. A massive, jammin’ sound.

Trade Your Old Cosby Sweater for a Turbo Suit
Turbo Suit’s pied piper, Nicholas Gerlach. Photo via Facebook/Phierce Photography.

Head on over to their website or SoundCloud and give the album a listen.

It’s a solid piece of work, especially for such a young band. Help pass on word of the name change to fellow friends and fans so that they can stay in touch with Turbo Suit as they move forward.

Although it doesn’t appear to have had a big effect, some symptoms of the switch were already pretty apparent at Aura this year.

Case and point: while Turbo Suit tore down their set in the Music Hall, it became evident that a lot of the faces in the crowd knew the music, but not the band (or their new name, at least).

Conversations bounced around and it wasn’t uncommon to hear that attendees knew the Cosby name, but have yet to be turned on to the Turbo Suit moniker.

Some even missed the set because they didn’t know who Turbo Suit was. While it may be an uphill battle, these guys are showing that they’ll keep rolling with the punches and churning out tip top music. They’ll keep doing what they do best, and we’ll keep listening and coming out to see them for it.

What it really boils down to: Turbo Suit is no different, it’s the same cats putting out their same potent brew of music and melody. The only distinction?

They’re just going to keep getting better and better, one day at a time.