Dave Harrington, Jeremy Gustin, and Spencer Zahn Release New Album, ‘Tura Lura’
'Tura Lura' LP is available now on Cascine.
Harrington, Gustin, and Zahn have been friends for years, and found themselves planning a recording. An impromptu debut as a trio in Melbourne, Australia inspired Gustin to start booking gigs for the trio, including at Lunático, a Brooklyn bar that became “not only our little incubator, a place for undirected research, but also a good excuse to hang out and play, and see friends,” they recall. This eventually led them to the house of Jesse Harris, a friend of Gustin’s, where they recorded the album one “lost weekend” last summer.
“We wanted to make music that spoke to the sociality and looseness that permeated our Lunático sets, but was also considered, honed, and welcoming to the listener; something good for quiet headphones and also to just put on while you’re puttering around the house,” the trio explain. “It’s the sound of the three of us being ourselves with each other: talking, thinking, laughing.”
The album is co-produced produced by Harris. “His deep understanding of the jazz vocabulary that we are always circling but never quite speaking, musically at least, was invaluable,” the trio explain. “But most important was his sense of restraint, and comfort with, simplicity and space—he’s the master of a good song.”
Harrington, on electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and electronics, grew up as a jazz bassist. Stints followed in psychedelic, indie, and noise bands, eventually leading to the 2011 debut of his Darkside project with Nicolas Jaar. Harrington has since focused on his solo output, releasing two LPs with his Dave Harrington Group.
Gustin is a drummer who has toured and recorded with many artists all over the world, while Zahn is a multi-instrumentalist and performer originally from Massachusetts. He released his first album under his own name, People of the Dawn, in 2018.
01. All I Can Do
02. Break Light
06. Deep Breath
07. I Shall Tempo
08. Western Lands
Tura Lura LP is available now digitally on Cascine. You can stream a video of a Lunático set below, alongside the full album.