Torche are thunderous, almost orgasmic at times and despite their newfound penchant for hauntingly catchy melodies, the earth shattering bass and drum combo sets a deafening precedence. It's blatantly obvious I have a pretty raging hard on for the stoner-pumped metal; the greenery and doom spark like fire through these veins. Thus my amorous feelings for Torche. Conveniently falling in with the stripped down heart of the 90s post-hardcore revival with a dash of metal legitimacy, Torche have crept up like a quiet storm securing spotlights on both mainstream and underground scenes.
Moving forward accordingly, Torche have announced a summer tour with legendary art-sludgers Harvey Milk and have also released a playfully trippy video for "Across the Shields" -- a cut off their breakout 2008 release Meanderthal. Every summer needs a soundtrack, I suggest multiple intoxicants and throwing Torche into heavy rotation.
Check out the new video for "Across the Shields" -- it'll bring back '97 to you heart (I was expecting to see Billy Corgan any minute).
Torche U.S. tour with Harvey Milk
07.11.09 - Miami, FL (Chruchill's Pub)
07.12.09 - Gainesville, FL (Common Grounds)
07.13.09 - Birmingham, AL (Bottletree Cafe)
07.14.09 - Memphis, TN (Hi Tone Cafe)
07.16.09 - Nashville, TN (Exit/IN)
07.17.09 - Indianapolis, IN (Emerson Theatre)
07.18.09 - Chicago, IL (Subterranean)
07.19.09 - Columbus, OH (Ravari Room)
07.20.09 - Cleveland Heights, OH (Grog Shop)
07.21.09 - Buffalo, NY (Tralf Music Hall)
07.23.09 - Toronto, ON (Lee's Palace)
07.24.09 - Montreal, QC (La Sala Rossa)
07.25.09 - Cambridge, MA (Middle East Downstairs)
07.26.09 - Brooklyn, NY (Music Hall of Williamsburg)
07.27.09 - Philadelphia, PA (First Unitarian Church)
07.28.09 - Washington, DC (Rock and Roll Hotel)
07.30.09 - Charlotte, NC (Milestone)
07.31.09 - Atlanta, GA (EARL)
08.01.09 - Athens, GA (40 Watt Club)
08.02.09 - Tampa, FL (Czar)