• Album Title: Mankiller - Part 2 of 2 (2012)
  • Release Date: October 18, 2012
  • Record Label: Normanium Records

Research Turtles returned to Dockside Studio in September of 2011 with Nashville producer, Justin Tocket, and  4 x Grammy award winning engineer, David Farrell to record their latest album, Mankiller - Part 2 of 2.  The new EP features two new band members -  drummer, Chad Townsend, and keyboardist, Wesley Royer, both natives of Lake Charles, LA.   Mankiller - Part 2 of 2 and the entire Research Turtles discography can be downloaded for free at researchturtles.com starting on October 18th (for a limited time only).  Baby Step, the new solo album by Jud Norman (singer/bassist of RT), will also be available for free download. 

 

Play Track Number Song Title Time Price Lyrics
01. Guy Like Me 1:47 FREE
02. The Fancy 2:39 FREE
03. Break It Up 2:24 FREE
04. Space 2:56 FREE
05. Into You 3:12 FREE
06. What Can I Say 2:32 FREE
  • Album Title: Baby Step (Jud Norman Solo Album) (2012)
  • Release Date: October 18, 2012
  • Record Label: Normanium Records

Baby Step is a the second solo album released by Jud Norman, singer / bassist of Research Turtles.  The album is a collection of Norman's home demos recorded sporadically between 2009 and 2012.  Baby Step will be released concurrently with the new Research Turtles album, "Mankiller - Part 2 of 2."  Both Baby Step and Mankiller - Part 2 of 2 will be available for free download at researchturtles.com (for a limited time only) starting October 18th.  

 

 

Play Track Number Song Title Time Price Lyrics
01. Baby Step 2:45 FREE
02. Cool and Cold 3:14 FREE
03. One and Two 2:22 FREE
04. It’s Easy 2:13 FREE
05. Roll On 3:35 FREE
06. Electricity 3:24 FREE
07. Someone 2:28 FREE
08. She Got Something 1:48 FREE
09. Come On Back 2:11 FREE
10. Crash 3:12 FREE
11. Alison Mosshart 2:25 FREE
12. I’ll Wait 3:19 FREE
13. I Like You 3:55 FREE
14. Stormy Skies 2:38 FREE
  • Album Title: Mankiller - Part 1 of 2 (2011)
  • Release Date: May 31, 2011
  • Record Label: Normanium Records

Research Turtles returned to Dockside Studio in January of 2011 to record Mankiller, the bands’ highly anticipated second album.  The Turtles spent all of 2010 writing and recording new material for the upcoming album which will be released separately as a two part series.  Part 1 of 2, dubbed “MK1” by Turtle fans, will be released on May 31st of 2011.  “Part 2 of 2” is set to come out in October of 2012. 

Selected MK1 reviews:

“Heavy, catchy, radio-friendly alt-rock for the masses.” - New Reviews (UK)

“4.5 out of 5 stars.” - The Small Takeover

“A stellar EP… it sounds like power pop manna to me.” - Powerpopaholic

“An almost perfect southern-power-pop-rock album.” - Radio Spin

“A southern rock anthem… this is fine work by the Research Turtles.” - The Times of SWLA

Play Track Number Song Title Time Price Lyrics
01. Girl Like You 1:13 FREE Handwritten Typed
02. You Are So 3:08 FREE Handwritten Typed
03. Bugs In A Jar 3:56 FREE Handwritten Typed
04. Mankiller 3:08 FREE Handwritten Typed
05. Rhinestone Gal 4:09 FREE Handwritten Typed
  • Album Title: Research Turtles (2009)
  • Release Date: August 14, 2009
  • Record Label: Normanium Records

Research Turtles' self-titled debut album was recorded at the legendary Dockside Studios in Maurice, Louisiana and produced by Justin Tocket (Marc Broussard, Sons of William). The album unites the band’s southern roots with their diverse influences, creating a sound that’s part clean, sweetly polyphonic pop and part aggressive retro-rock. As Bob Segarnini of Sirius Satellite Radio recognized,

From the Everly Brothers, through the British Invasion, into the New Wave, the punk era Ramones, and the Neil Young / Nirvana / Foo Fighters grunge guitars, these guys, like all great artists, are a product of their love of music, honoring the past, and being able to bring something new to the table.

From the soaring vocals of the opening track, “Let’s Get Carried Away,” to the harder-edged “Cement Floor,” to the low, steady swing of “Into a Hole,” Research Turtles’ debut shows that they’re a band that knows where they come from but don’t give a damn.

Play Track Number Song Title Time Price Lyrics
01. Let’s Get Carried Away 3:53 FREE Handwritten Typed
02. Damn 2:56 FREE Handwritten Typed
03. Mission 2:28 FREE Handwritten Typed
04. Kiss Her Goodbye 3:47 FREE Handwritten Typed
05. Cement Floor 3:56 FREE Handwritten Typed
06. The Riff Song 4:09 FREE Handwritten Typed
07. Tomorrow 3:31 FREE Handwritten Typed
08. Into A Hole 2:59 FREE Handwritten Typed
09. A Feeling 4:05 FREE Handwritten Typed
10. 925 2:24 FREE Handwritten Typed
11. Break My Fall 4:35 FREE Handwritten Typed
  • Album Title: Time Machine EP (2008)
  • Release Date: November 18, 2008
  • Record Label: Normanium Records
Play Track Number Song Title Time Price Lyrics
01. Damn 3:05 FREE Typed
02. I Read Your Lips 4:54 FREE Typed
03. I See The Sun 3:12 FREE Typed
04. Sobered Up and Down 2:55 FREE Typed
05. Tabula Rasa 2:51 FREE Typed
06. Red Dress 3:10 FREE Typed
07. Time Machine 4:18 FREE Typed
  • Album Title: Apples, Oranges (2004)
  • Release Date: May 25, 2004
  • Record Label: Normanium Records
Play Track Number Song Title Time Price Lyrics
01. Blue Shoes 4:37 FREE Typed
02. Megan 3:51 FREE Typed
03. Dirt 4:31 FREE Typed
04. Wishing That You Were With Me 4:47 FREE Typed
05. Take Me Away 5:03 FREE Typed
06. Train 3:47 FREE Typed
07. I Can See You 3:49 FREE Typed
08. You Don’t Belong In My Mind 2:08 FREE Typed
09. The Beach 4:05 FREE Typed
10. Waste All My Time 3:47 FREE Typed