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TORCHE RELEASE “ADMISSION” VIDEO; BAND ANNOUNCE WEST COAST TOUR

TORCHE RELEASE “ADMISSION” VIDEO;

BAND ANNOUNCE WEST COAST TOUR

https://youtu.be/9dc0n5UkMOI

FIRST LEG OF NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF ON MONDAY

MIAMI, July 2, 2019 – Torche has unveiled a video for “Admission” (https://youtu.be/9dc0n5UkMOI), with the clip for the album’s title track created by the band’s own Rick Smith and Jonathan Nuñez.

“’Admission,’ the title track off of our new album, is an extremely important song to us on many levels. Steve has opened the doors to a deep and personal place, lyrically shedding light on his personal life, and I worked hard and diligently to capture the feeling of a song I wrote during trying times,” explains guitar player Nuñez, who also produced the album which is slated for a July 12 release via Relapse Records. “Through the use of effects and various pedals, including a couple of my own line, Nuñez Amps, the feeling of the track took the shape it was destined for. The delays and heavy overdrive are essential to the song and we wanted a video to visually capture what the delays and driven sounds provided sonically. With 15 hours, a minimal setup, help from a couple good friends, and our cellphones, the band was able to create a video we are excited about and feel is the perfect visual companion to a song, and record, that has us excited in our sixteenth year as a band as we were when we first started.”

Billboard debuted the song last week, saying, “Torche once again constructs layers of guitar riffs that are somehow as airy as they are dense.” MetalSucks added, “Torche have not made a secret of the influence ’80s New Wave had on their new album, Admission — they’ve previously cited ‘the first three Gary Numan records as inspiration’ — but it really comes through on that record’s newly-released title track. Built around disco cymbals and a simple, starry-eyed guitar line, “Admission” has the same bittersweet-pop vibe of that movement’s high points.”

The video arrives both as Torche is on the eve of kicking off their first North American tour dates in support of the 11-song album, launching the first leg on July 8 in Tampa, and also announcing an additional two-plus-weeks run on the western side of the continent later this summer. Tickets for the newly announced shows are on-sale this Friday at 10 am pacific.

The band has given two previous previews of music from the 11-song album with streams of the songs “Slide” (https://youtu.be/-vsj1Hcy0k4) and “Times Missing” (https://youtu.be/WeY-4KtqEAE). The trio of tracks are available as instant downloads with digital pre-orders. Admissionis available in various formats (CD/LP/CS/Digital) with several limited edition vinyl versions already sold out. More information can be found via Relapse’s webstore (http://relapse.com/torche-admission/). Admission’s cover art was created by Richard Vergez, a Cuban-American visual artist, whose work has been shown at No Romance Galleries (TriBeCa), Urban Arts Society (Chicago) and Kids of Dada (London).

Newly announced tour dates:

September 3 Tallahassee, FL The Wilbury

September 4 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge

September 5 Little Rock, AR Rev Room

September 6 Oklahoma City, OK 89th Street

September 7 Albuquerque, NM Sister

September 8 Phoenix, AZ 191 Toole

September 10 Los Angeles, CA Teragram Ballroom

September 11 Oakland, CA Starline Social Club

September 12 Sacramento, CA Harlows

September 13 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios

September 14 Vancouver, BC Venue

September 15 Seattle, WA Highline

September 16 Boise, ID The Olympic

September 17 Salt Lake City, UT Diabolical Records

September 18 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge

September 20 Louisville, KY Zanzabar

Full slate of tour dates:

July 8 Tampa, FL Crowbar

July 9 Jacksonville, FL The Justice Pub

July 10 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506

July 11 Lancaster, PA The Chameleon *

July 12 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance *

July 13 Huntington, NY The Paramount *

July 14 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre *

July 15 Winooski, VT Monkey House *

July 16 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom *

July 17 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls *

July 18 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class

July 19 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall *

July 20 Detroit, MI The Majestic *

July 21 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe *

July 22 Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme

July 23 Palatine, IL Durty Nellies *

July 24 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s *

July 25 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line

July 26 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room *

July 27 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater *

July 28 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room *

July 31 Washington, DC Black Cat ^

August 1 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts ^

August 2 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bazaar ^

August 3 Allston, MA Great Scott ^

August 4 Providence, RI The Met ^

August 5 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lane ^

August 6 Harrisonburg, VA Golden Pony #

August 7 Wilmington, NC Reggie’s 42nd Street Tavern #

August 8 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade #

August 9 Orlando, FL The Plaza &

August 10 Miami, FL Las Rosa’s (FREE SHOW) #

September 3 Tallahassee, FL The Wilbury

September 4 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge

September 5 Little Rock, AR Rev Room

September 6 Oklahoma City, OK 89th Street

September 7 Albuquerque, NM Sister

September 8 Phoenix, AZ 191 Toole

September 10 Los Angeles, CA Teragram Ballroom

September 11 Oakland, CA Starline Social Club

September 12 Sacramento, CA Harlows

September 13 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios

September 14 Vancouver, BC Venue

September 15 Seattle, WA Highline

September 16 Boise, ID The Olympic

September 17 Salt Lake City, UT Diabolical Records

September 18 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge

September 20 Louisville, KY Zanzabar

September 21 Asheville, NC Heavy Mountain

November 1-3 Gainesville, FL The Fest

November 9 Austin, TX Levitation

^ (w/ Wear Your Wounds)
# (w/ Whores.)
* (w/ Baroness)
& (w/ Baroness & War On Women)

Torche released their fourth album, and Relapse Records’ debut, Restarter in 2015. The collection found the band on most year-end best of lists with Entertainment Weekly describing the album as “gloriously fuzzy, sludgy, hard-hitting” and calling the band members “four of loud rock’s most adroit genre-benders.” The Washington Post called Restarter “otherworldly” and the Chicago Tribune saying “Torche’s music connects muscle, songcraft and drive in a way that few bands of recent vintage can match.”

Photo credit: Dan Almasy

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