Twelve Hour Turn was a post-hardcore/emocore band from Jacksonville Florida, formed in 1996 and eventually breaking up in the summer of 2002. Highly regarded among aficionados of the Gainesville punk scene and No Idea Records, the band progressed from a thrashy sound in their earlier days, to a slower and more measured approach, continually improving their collaborative songwriting all the while. The band's last two releases, the 'Bend Break Spill' EP and 'Perfect Progress, Perfect Destruction' in particular, showed a band really coming into its own, capable of penning weighty, life-changing material.
The band have offered no explanation for the split other than that the band had "run its course." (Source: Ink19 interview, 2002) Members of the band can be heard playing in contemporary Florida/Oregon bands such as True North, Tubers, Solid Pony, Old Growth and Civilization.