Thursday, July 1, 2010
Torche Announce New Album, "Songs For Singles!"
Hefty hooks so flawless that Josh Homme just woke up in a cold sweat. - Spin
Likely to appeal to listeners into any stripe of heavy music from the past 20 years. - Pitchfork
With beautiful shoegaze vocals and expansive, fuzzy guitar riffs, these Miami hurricanes have twisted their stoner metal into something altogether unclassifiable - Alternative Press
Pummeling, earth-shattering noise married to gorgeous melodies: It’s the golden egg so many underground acts have searched for, but only a handful have had the chops to pull off. - Paste
Songs for Singles, Torche's upcoming addition to a six year stretch of well deserved lionization within the world of progressive metal, is basically a super solid collection of singles (though I'm pretty sure the title actually refers to one's legal interpersonal status) written by, and therefore in, the instantly appealing songwriting style developed by the band...
Now, if you are unfamiliar with the Torche because, perhaps you've been time
travelin' or sliding in and out of polar universes since the early 2000's, critics
commonly refer to the aforementioned songwriting approach as doom and or sludge pop, but I/we generally choose to refrain from using such terminology when commenting on the group in question because if a sub-genre exists surrounding the sound that Torche has pioneered, I/we would prefer to give honest credit where it is due... ya dig?
So, Torche and every bit of music they produce sounds like Torche, and the bands that have followed suit... well they also sound like Torche... A bit bold and maybe a little arrogant for us to point out, but why beat around the bush... Semantics etcetera aside... You, just like me, have probably been waiting patiently for some new material since Meanderthal! If so, I'm honored to be the one topublicly confirm that new material is on its way! If you are one of those in need of an education on the subject, Songs For Singles will still find a way into your day to day... reason being... everyone's Summer needs a jam (debate it) and S.F.S. will be hitting shelves just in the nick of time!
* More details and early editorial here!
Songs For Singles Track List
2. Lay Low
5. Shine On My Old Ways
6. Cast Into Unknown
7. Face The Wall
8. Out Again
7/17 West Palm Beach, FL @ Respectable Street Cafe
7/28 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In w/ Beings
7/29 Louisville, KY @ Skull Alley w/ Beings
7/30 Indianapolis, IN @ Vollrath Tavern w/ Beings
7/31 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean w/ Baroness
8/01 Chicago, IL @ Wicker Park Festival
8/03 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar w/ Beings
8/05 Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree w/ Beings
8/06 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Boris, Russian Circles
8/07 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum w/ Beings
8/09 Tallahassee, FL @ Big Daddy’s w/ Beings
8/11 Miami, FL @ Churchill's w/ Beings
10/29 Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds (THE FEST 9)
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