2000 FOOT TURTLE: BALD MAN IN A WET WORLD
Chandler, AZ based band 2000 Foot Turtle has finally released their first album ever, Bald Man in a Wet World, and they've definitely started out on the right foot. As a brief introduction, I will say that they are an incredibly talented couple of dudes, those being lead vocalist/guitarist Clay Knutson and drummer Max Ade. This two-man band far surpasses any preconceived notions you may have of them or their music, and I do mean that in the highest realm of sentiment. My mind was properly blown having met them prior to a show and seeing them perform subsequently, and I can't say it enough. Music such as this is meant to be witnessed and felt, not just listened to. The infectious energy shared with their audience will take them a long way for sure, I have high hopes for these lads.
I would illustrate their sound in the following manner: a nuanced sound of blues and heavy rock n' roll that will sweep you off your feet and body slam you into the heavens. I don't know if I've ever seen or felt as much passion from these guys on stage as I have of anyone else. Between Clay's melodious yet formidable vox and fuzzy, beckoning double-necked guitar (among several), as well as Max's bewildering drum capabilities, you won't know what hit you! If I had to pick a song most exemplary of their music I would suggest “The Dogs,” as I saw them perform it and it burned me alive. Although, I'd be a fool not to mention the last song on their latest release, “Waning Moon.” This magnum opus, as Clay rightly deemed it, is such a powerful and emotive number that personally made me feel like I just climbed to the top of Mt. Everest and took instant flight. With all of that being said, it is time to relinquish your ear canals to 2000 Foot Turtle, even if just for a few minutes. It doesn't take much to fall victim!