"Given this generous slab of pure pop perfection, it's only natural that the emphatic arrangements and extra attention to detail should accentuate the accessibility factor, which, in turn, is naturally primed for perfection. Compared to much of what passes as pop these days, This is a fine turn (turn turn) indeed."
“Like the title of the CD suggests – it’s like new rays from an old sun. It’s a de-mystification of mainstream music because this is what should be pounding in people’s ears. There’s a quality to it all since even though it’s driven by pop music it stirs the blues, whisks progressive rock identities & whips up folksier tunes (“Schisandra” & “Acceleration Dreams”) sound like The New Seekers with the late-great Judith Durham.”
StarTribune 10 best Minnesota albums of the year, so far (2023 edition)
"Where their debut was more Nashville-meets-Greenwich Village, the second LP by this easy-charming trifecta of Twin Cities singer/songwriters sounds entrenched in Los Angeles of the '60s and '70s. Adam Levy of local Honeydogs fame channels paisley pop in "Dopamine Blues" and Buffalo Springfield in "Hymn of the Hater." Savannah Smith goes Gram Parsons-style cosmic country in "Powder." And Barb Brynstad's "Stranger in a Strange Land" suggests she could stand in for Christine McVie."
"New Rays from an Old Sun has no shortage of lived experience and is one hell of a piece of great art. The album features all the elements that made Turn Turn Turn’s debut stand out in the genre, amplified to create an even larger-sounding musical tapestry. Reminiscent of the Laurel Canyon psychedelic folk and cosmic country scene of the ‘60s and ‘70s, it too is destined to provide the soundtrack to many a great road trip."
"The new album is a triumph ... finding plenty of joyous moments to celebrate. Every song works flawlessly, such as the catchy and wryly blunt title track, New Rays From an Old Sun, and the cathartic realism of 7 Kids."
Music in Minnesota
"An ambitious collection of 11 new songs digging deeper into the skills of the trio, while showcasing the strengthened confidence of the group."
Poprock Record Toronto
"Overall this record is a gorgeous blast of harmony vocals and songs with mellifluous hooks. Everything is built on the strength of the song-writing – and it is impressive."
Swizz Records Switzerland
“Fine vocal harmonies, a pinch of Soul, country elements, and subtle psychedelia… potential chart toppers with lyrical depth. 8.5 out 10 stars.”
RNR Magazine - UK
Like a 60's flower-power hippie who's taken a wrong turn into 70's Nashville and started a band, TURN TURN TURN seem to play the sort of Cosmic American Music that a spaced-out Gram Parsons might have envisaged. Featuring Three vocalists with Distinctive voices, New Rays From An Old Sun takes a very honky-tonk approach to Laurel Canyon rock.
"The three-way harmonies are very much part of their overall sound and there is also a strong influence of psychedelic rock in the fuzz tone guitar inclusions. The slow groove of My Eyelids Weigh Mountains with its grandiose lyrics and sense of unrequited love includes a great guitar dynamic ... the Stones vibe on Towards the Light points to a more earthy sound."
Rootstime Magazine Belgium
"An enchantingly beautiful second album."
"A warm '70s Los Angeles breeziness in their three-part, Fleetwood Mac-ian vocal parts, but it's updated here with more of a psychedelic paisley-pop sheen, plus edgier and more emotionally wrecked…truly an album to celebrate."
“Tight harmonies, chiming guitars, elements of country and Southern rock and acid rock blending into a backward-looking but ultimately pretty original sound. Hooks are everywhere on this fine disc.”
Take Effect Reviews
“A timeless approach ... country, psychedelic, lush, fuzzy and Laurel Canyon-influenced listen that will make you a fan instantly.”