Turnstile Go Virtual in ‘Underwater Boi’ Video
The animated clip was directed and edited by Turnstile drummer Daniel Fang and captured entirely within the realm of Second Life, the 2003 MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) phenomenon.
Perhaps the group's making a statement about the metaverse, the term for the envisioned sweeping VR environment now being pushed by Facebook after the tech giant changed its name to Meta in pursuit of it last year. (Some artists, such as the singer Poppy, have launched their own metaverses in response.)
Sound-wise, the breezy shuffle of Turnstile's "Underwater Boi" is unlike the signature stomp of the band's other material, including recent singles "Mystery" and "Blackout." But it's not unusual considering the act's penchant for experimenting with sounds. GLOW ON, Turnstile's third album, emerged last August.
Last month, they performed "Underwater Boi" and six other songs for an NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert surrounded by stuffed animals. Weeks prior, they performed two songs on Late Night With Seth Meyers for their late-night television debut.
Loudwire chose GLOW ON as the third best rock and metal album of 2021. The album's "Holiday," first issued on the Turnstile Love Connection EP, was one of Loudwire's best 2021 rock songs. See Turnstile's upcoming tour dates beneath the clip.
Turnstile, "Underwater Boi" Music Video
Turnstile, Citizen + Ceremony Spring 2022 North American Tour Dates
Feb. 22 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Regency *
Feb. 23 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Regency *
Feb. 24 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Novo *
April 26 – Englewood, Colo. @ Gothic Theatre
April 27 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Soundwell
April 29 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rickshaw
April 30 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Showbox
May 2 – Portland, Ore. @ Roseland
May 4 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ The El Rey
May 6 – Austin, Texas @ Waller Creek Amp.
May 7 – Dallas, Texas @ Amplified Live
May 9 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Masquerade
May 10 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Brooklyn Bowl
May 12 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ The Rave
May 13 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Varsity Theater
May 14 – Lawrence, Kan. @ Granada **
May 17 – Detroit, Mich. @ Majestic
May 18 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Agora
May 19 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Phoenix
May 21 – Worcester, Mass. @ Palladium
May 23 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel
May 24 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Fillmore
May 26 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
May 29 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
with Ekulu, Truth Cult, Coco & Clair Clair
* Turnstile, Citizen, Coco & Clair Clair only
** No Ceremony