Virginia Beach quartet Turnover originally came out of the pop-punk scene, crafting a heavy, emo-inspired EP in 2011 and signing with Boston indie Run for Cover Records shortly afterward. While their 2013 debut album, Magnolia, showed a more brooding, melodic side, there was little to indicate the new direction they would take on their surprising 2015 follow-up, Peripheral Vision. Working again with producer Will Yip (Title Fight, Circa Survive), Turnover have dialed down the distortion and attitude in favor of a highly textural dream pop/shoegaze-inspired sound. Standout track "Humming" is a melodic, sundazed gem full of rich harmonies and thoughtful, chiming riffs. Most of the songs like "Cutting My Fingers Off" and "Like Slow Disappearing" ride a midtempo wave of understated, late-summer melancholic pop, stripping away much of the angst and putting the focus on their improved and far more subtle songcraft. Turnover have expanded their range with Peripheral Vision, and this new direction agrees with them.
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AllMusic Review by Timothy Monger