TURNER CODY & THE SOLDIERS OF LOVE release new record ‘FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES’
Check out the album HERE.
Turner Cody arrived at the Sidewalk Cafe in New York City in the fall of 1999. There he cut his songwriting teeth alongside other members of the “anti-folk” scene including Adam Green (The Moldy Peaches) And Jeffrey Lewis. New York was a different place at the end of the 20th century. It’s fertile mix which had so inspired artists in the 70s and 80s had not yet disappeared. It could still be felt in the open mics in the East Village, and in the avant-garde performance clubs around the corner. The Rock n’ Roll scene from which The Strokes would soon emerge was in full swing in the bars of the Lower East Side – it’s leather-clad acolytes drinking and carousing deep into the night. This was the New York that Turner Cody and his fellow aspiring songwriters inhabited from park to pad to all-night diner.
In the summer of 2017 Cody drove up to Canada for two shows with the Belgian singer songwriter Nicolas Michaux and his band The Soldiers Of Love. They hit it off immediately. Nico and The Soldiers brought a new, unique sound to Cody’s folk-rock-country poetic blend. Following a successful and fun-soaked 2018 European tour, they teamed up for the upcoming album ÒFriends In High PlacesÓ. Produced by Michaux, ÒFriendsÓ is a new sonic direction for Cody. Reminiscent of Serge Gainsbourg, it is sparse, moody, and sensual. The Soldiers bring a precision not yet felt on previous Cody records. Thus begins another decade of writing and Turner Cody and The Soldiers Of Love. May the wind be always at their back!
The old New York is dead. After seven years delivering pizza to the new haute bourgeoisie Cody decamped to St. Louis, MO with his wife Madeline Valentine and their son Solomon. Turner Cody remains a songwriter in the American tradition.