Beatnik Turtle is a horn-powered geek rock band from Chicago. Formed in 1997, Beatnik Turtle, dubbed "remarkably prolific and fiercely independent" by NPR, has created 20 albums and produced music for TV, commercials, films, podcasts, and theater productions (including Disney, Viacom, and Chicago’s world-famous Second City).
In 2007, they decided to take on a major creative challenge: release one original song for every day of the year. The result was 365 songs totaling 14 hours 57 minutes and 22 seconds of music that crossed genres, topics, and styles, all based on their horn-powered geek rock sound.
They've also written three critically-acclaimed how-to books for musicians, Making Money With Music, The Indie Band Survival Guide (1st and 2nd Editions) and The DIY Music Manual, and also are regular contributors to Electronic Musician Magazine.