Dave Brandwein Returns with Band for Sale’s Debut Album
Dave Brandwein, Photo By: Danke
Dave Brandwein, known to many as the front man of Turkuaz has released a new Band For Sale album. Band For Sale exhibits an indie-Americana/folk-rock sound and style of music. The new album Sleeping Sun, Waking Moon, represents Brandwein’s return to his musical roots.
The last ten years have seen a flurry of change for Dave Brandwein. He got married and divorced. He got sober, drunk, and sober again. Along with those changes he oversaw the growth of Turkuaz, the nine-piece funk band he’d fronted since college. In the fall of 2021, he saw Turkuaz disband, halting upcoming tour dates and bringing the band’s future into question. It was at that point when he moved from Brooklyn, NY to Los Angeles, California, seizing the opportunity to assess his past accomplishments and uncertain future that lay ahead. This was a chance to clean out his closet and start fresh.
About Sleeping Sun, Walking Moon
Recorded on and off over the past decade, Sleeping Sun, Waking Moon is indeed a revelatory and deeply personal record for Dave Brandwein. He not only produced but also mixed the entire album himself. Blending British Invasion charm with classic rock grit and folk intimacy, it’s a timeless collection. This album is one that manages to feel both deliberate and spontaneous, polished and raw, modern and retro all at once.
Brandwein wrote and re-wrote much of Sleeping Sun, Walking Moon several times over the years, and the benefit of hindsight proves to be a blessing here. This is a blessing for both for the material and the performances. Along with that, the new album is a captivating, charismatic debut that collapses ten years into forty minutes. Sleeping Sun, Walking Moon is a mature, heartfelt ode to growth, discovery, and finding peace in your present circumstances, whatever they may be. Finally, the debut album is available to stream now.