Thursday, September 23, 2010

Torche Release "Songs For Singles" + Kick Off US Tour w/ High On Fire and Kylesa!

Stream "Songs For Singles" here!

After two years of waiting (im)patiently, today marks the release of Torche's highly anticipated and already critically praised new album, Songs For Singles. The followup to 2008's Meanderthal, Songs For Singles marks the next chapter in the band's trajectory towards one big global bear hug.

To celebrate the release, both the band and the good folks at Hydra Head Records have chosen to give away not one but TWO new tracks off the new album, courtesy of your friends at, and of all places, The Cartoon Network!

The Cartoon Network's Adult Swim has launched a new compilation album, appropriately named Metal Swim, currently hosting a previously unreleased Torche track off Songs For Singles, entitled Arrowhead - you can download this ripping new song in the track list below. And as previously mentioned, the Torche supporters at have also been kind enough to host the new track Out Again, which you can grab off the front page of their website and in the track list below.

Finally, as if all of this wasn't enough to make your week about 90% better than it might've been, Torche has announced another in-store performance in addition to this week's appearance at Park Ave CDs in Orlando, this time taking place on September 28th at Vacation Vinyl (Hydra Head's Sunset Junction vinyl shop!) in Los Angeles, following their headlining show the night before at the Bootleg Theater, and officially kicking off their US tour w/ High On Fire and Kylesa. Positive vibes abound! We can't wait!

What the press is saying about Songs For Singles:

They churn out fuzz-rock bangers with mechanistic precision, never betraying any signs of pretension or mystique... There should be more bands like Torche - Pitchfork

Wielding a sound built on titanic, heavier-than-hell grooves, insistent rhythms, and spaced out, Perry Ferrel-esque vocals, Torche's unique blend of alt-rock, is both hypnotizing and invigorating. 9/10 - Alternative Press

Instant gratification, 9/10 - Decibel Magazine

High octane sludge-pop, 8/10 - Spin Magazine

Torche, a band just as likely to pair the hammer to your head with sugar cubes and daffodils. - The Village Voice

* Purchase the first single, "U.F.O.," from Torche's upcoming new album at iTunes today! Purchase Torche's new album Songs For Singles NOW at!

Stream "Songs For Singles" here!

Songs For Singles Track List
1. U.F.O.
2. Lay Low
3. Hideaway

4. Arrowhead * download exclusively from Metal Swim!
5. Shine On My Old Ways
6. Cast Into Unknown
7. Face The Wall

8. Out Again * download exclusively @!

Torche Live!
9/21 Orlando, FL @ Park Ave CDs (In-Store)
9/22 New Orleans, LA @ The Big Top Three Ring Circus
9/23 Dallas, TX @ The Nightmare
9/24 Austin, TX @ Red 7
9/26 Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch
9/27 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater w/ Mountains of Blow
9/28 Los Angeles, CA @ Vacation Vinyl (In-Store)

w/ High on Fire and Kylesa
9/29 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
9/30 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
10/1 Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre
10/2 Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
10/3 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
10/5 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
10/6 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
10/8 Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island Brewing Company
10/9 Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club
10/10 Chicago, IL @ Metro (Riot Festival)
10/11 Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird
10/12 Columbus, OH @ The Summit *
10/13 Newport, KY @ Historic Southgate House
10/14 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
10/15 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
10/16 Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
10/17 Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
10/19 Halifax, NS @ The Paragon Theatre (Halifax Pop Explosion)
10/21 Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
10/22 Providence, RI @ Club Hell
10/23 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
10/24 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/26 Philadelphia, PA @ Starlight Ballroom
10/27 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
10/29 Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds (FEST 9)

* = Torche headlining show

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