Word is she sat down in a room full of instruments she didn't know how to play (says the Swahili Blonde press release) until a star-studded crew of experts arrived to help her realize her musical fever dream.
More or less. Turley does play a great deal of the instruments on her funky, post-punk and Krautrock-inspired new album, Man Meat -- and make no mistake, this is her project -- but she also gets some very high-profile help.
The two Johns -- guitarist Frusciante and bassist Taylor -- are at the top of the list, hailing as they do from Red Hot Chili Peppers and Duran Duran respectively.
Violinist Laena Myers-Ionita, who plays with the Like is also part of the project, as are multi-instrumentalists Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint) & Michael Quinn (Corridor).
Swahili Blonde will be playing a record release show on Saturday, July 10, at Echoplex.
Now, listen here:
DOWNLOAD: Swahili Blonde - "Elixor Fixor" [MP3]Man Meat tracklisting:
1. "Elixor Fixor"
3. "Tiny Shaman"
4. "Dr. Teeth"
5. "Red Money"
6. "Release the Ghost"
7. "Tigress Ritual"