Favorite ThisSay goodbye to Cosby Sweater and say hello to Turbo Suit

Published: January 5, 2015

By: Anand Harsh

For a number of reasons, all explained in a recent video interview, the Indianapolis-based jazztronica trio Cosby Sweater is officially changing its name to Turbo Suit beginning today.

Comprised of producer David Embry, saxophonist Nicholas Gerlach, and drummer Jeff Peterson, not only did the negative connotations of the "Cosby" part of their name direct the change, but also the evolution in the band's sound in the year Peterson replaced original drummer Richard "Sleepy" Floyd following the release of the trio's Party Dad EP back in April.

The guys explain that the trio's sound is in such a different place, the timing is just right, especially with the forthcoming release of the debut Turbo Suit release Out Here, which is slated for a release this spring. The release will be supported by a massive spring tour, which features dates with Digital Tape Machine, Lotus, and Michal Menert, among others.

It's time to suit up.

Out Here Tour Dates
January 14 | Allston, MA - Wonder Bar
January 15 | Philadelphia, PA - North Star
January 16 | Plains, PA - River Street Jazz Cafe
January 17 | New York City, NY - B.B. Kings Blues Club^*
February 5 | Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern~
February 6 | Detroit, MI - Elecktricity~^
February 7 | Traverse City, MI - Winter Microbrew Festival
February 13 | Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
February 14 | Kalamazoo, MI - Bell’s Brewery^^
February 18 | Lacrosse, WI - Popcorn Tavern
February 19 | St. Cloud, MN - Red Carpet Nightclub
February 20 | Fargo, ND - The Aquarium
February 21 | Duluth, MN - The Rex Bar
February 26 | Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights**
February 27 | Madison, WI - The Orpheum**
February 28 | Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall**
March 4 | Urbana, IL - Canopy Club**
March 5 | Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room**
March 6 | Live Oak, FL - AURA Music & Arts Festival
March 12 | Iowa City, IA - Gabe’s
March 13 | Columbia, MO - Rose Music Hall
March 14 | St. Louis, MO - 2720 Cherokee*
March 18 | Covington, KY - Cosmo’s
March 19 | Lexington, KY - Cosmic Charlie’s
March 20 | Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
March 21 | Carbondale, IL - Hangar 9
April 9 | Knoxville, IL - International
April 18 | Austin, TX - Stubb’s Jr. Indoors ^
May 15 | Stewart, OH - Colordance Music & Arts Festival
May 22-24 | Chillicothe, IL - Summer Camp Music Festival
 
**with Lotus
^Umphrey’s McGee after party
*featuring Joel Cummins on keys
~ Post Cherub
^^Digital Sweater (Digital Tape Machine + Turbo Suit)
~^with Michal Menert


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