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Below is our complete Touche Amore news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Since the band's inception, Touche Amore has been touring relentlessly, playing emotional hardcore/punk everywhere from dingy basements to sprawling arenas.
While traveling in the U.K. in 2013, the band was invited to record at the legendary BBC Studios for "The Punk Show" with host Mike Davies for a second time. Again, Touche Amore worked with engineer Simon Askew (Pulp, PJ Harvey, Foo Fighters) and assistant Phil Deacon during a half day of recording.
Touche Amore “Live on BBC Radio 1” Vol. 2 offers renditions of recent “Is Survived By” anthems “Just Exist,” “Harbor,” and “Non Fiction,” as well as “Gravity, Metaphorically,” originally on the band's split with Pianos Become The Teeth.
Also on September 30th, Touche Amore will re-press the TA/Title Fight split 7" EP on Secret Voice Records. This EP was originally released via Sealegs as a Record Store Day 2013 exclusive, and features Touche Amore covering Title Fight's "Crescent-Shaped Depression" while Title Fight covers Touche Amore's "Face Ghost." More...
Touche Amore played "Is Survived By" in its entirety to support the Bridgetown DIY space in La Puente, CA. Footage of the band performing the track "DNA" at the show is now avaialble online and can be found below.
Touche Amore has teamed up with LA Weekly to post a new tour diary online covering the band's recent time in Indonesia. Excerpts from the tour blog follows:
November 17th Jakarta, Indonesia: Our tour manager arrives 30 minutes late [to leave for] the airport. We rush through security and make it on to our flight with only a minute to spare. Some people say coffee and a healthy breakfast is the quickest way to get your body awake in the morning. I think having to run with equipment and bags around your neck through a foreign airport does the job even better.
The venue tonight is called Rossi Music. It reminds me of a punk squat you might play in Germany or Eastern Europe. Before we played, I had to run to the bathroom to take a quick piss. What I encountered was very confusing to my American eyes...a hole in the ground and next to it a bucket of water with a scoop. Thankfully this wasn't another kind of emergency.
By the time it is our turn to play, we can tell the equipment has had quite the toll taken on it. The PA speakers are hardly functioning and the guitar heads are giving about half their ability. With a room full of kids, we push through it with excitement. Hearing so many voices so far from home know our words was one of the most exciting moments of our band's history.
November 18th, 2012 Jogjakarta, Indonesia: I cannot put into words how terrifying [the twelve-hour drive to Jogjakarta] was. The way people drive consists of...speeding as fast as you can, then slamming on the breaks, and then veering into oncoming traffic to go around trucks and other vehicles. There are no seat belts in this van. Everyone flew out of their chairs multiple times and we were scared for our lives quite a lot.More...
Read the full article at LA Weekly.
California's Touche Amore toured Australia for the first time in 2011, and the band will now be returning this November for another run of shows. Dates can be found below, and further information is available over at Facebook.
Wed Oct 31 The Zoo, Brisbane
Thur Nov 1 Sun Distortion Studios, Brisbane AA
Fri Nov 2 Annandale Hotel, Sydney
Sat Nov 3 Annandale Hotel, Sydney AA
Sun Nov 4 Tuggeranong Youth Centre, Canberra AA
Wed Nov 7 YMCA HQ, Perth AA
Thu Nov 8 Amplifier, Perth
Fri Nov 9 Reverence Hotel, Melbourne
Sat Nov 10 Phoenix Youth Centre, Melbourne AA
Sun Nov 11 Enigma, Adelaide Lic / AA More...
Touche Amore, which will appearing at the Sound and Fury festival tonight, has announced an upcoming split release with The Casket Lottery. The 7" split will drop on October 2nd, 2012 through No Sleep Records and the track listing is as follows:
1. Whale Belly
2. Unsatisfied (originally by The Replacements)
The Casket Lottery
1. White Lies
2. Myth (originally by Beach House) More...
Sound & Fury fest is less than one month away - taking place July 20th, 21st, and 22nd at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara, CA. This year's lineup will feature headliners and hardcore powerhouses Bane, Blacklisted, Comeback Kid, Earth Crisis, H2O, Terror, and Touche Amore, along with 50 other acts spanning three days.
The festival was started in 2006 and has boasted bands like Fucked Up, Ceremony, Trash Talk, Have Heart and more as a part of their lineup in past years, making it a premiere hardcore/punk festival in California. Additionally, 2012 marks the third year of Sound & Fury at the Earl Warren Showgrounds, located at 3400 Calle Real in Santa Barbara, CA. Individual day passes are on sale now exclusively through festival presenter No Sleep Records and can be purchased at this location.
The full day lineups are as follows:
Sound & Fury Festival is back in it's 7th and biggest year yet, taking place at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara, CA from July 20th through 22nd. The festival is excited to announce additional performers for the 2012 lineup, including Earth Crisis, Harms Way, Ivy League, Sabertooth Zombie, Seahaven, Xibalba, and others.
Some previously announced performers are Bane, Blacklisted, Comeback Kid, H2O, Terror, Touche Amore and many more. Check out the full list of bands playing below and stay tuned for one more exciting lineup announcement coming before the festival.
Los Angeles act Touche Amore (Deathwish Inc.) and New England's Defeater (Bridge Nine), are excited to start their two-week North American tour together this Spring.
Running from April 17th through April 28th, the bands will hit the east coast, south and midwest United States with Code Orange Kids and Birds In Row set to support. Touche Amore and Defeater have been friends for several years, and both bands are looking forward to sharing the stage together for these two weeks. Check out the full list of tour dates below.
April 18 Manchester, NH @ Rockos
April 19 Amityville, NY @ Ollie's Point
April 20 New Brunswick, NJ @ The Loft
April 21 Harrisonburg, VA @ Downtown34
April 22 Nashville, TN @ The End
April 23 Indianapolis, IN @ The Hoosier Dome
April 24 Covington, KY @ Bangarang's
April 25 Columbus, OH @ Skully's
April 26 Lansing, MI @ The Loft (Harem Lounge)
April 27 Iowa City, IA @ Gabe's
April 28 Rockford, IL @ Millennium Center More...
Touche Amore has announced an upcoming string of tour dates with Defeater in April. The tour poster can be viewed below, and dates are as follows:
4/17 Syracuse, NY
4/18 Manchester, NH
4/19 Amityville, NY
4/20 New Brunswick, NJ
4/21 Harrisonburg, VA
4/22 Nashville, TN
4/23 Indianapolis, IN
4/24 Covington, KY
4/25 Columbus, OH
4/26 Lansing, MI
4/27 Iowa City, IA
4/28 Rockford, IL More...
Touche Amore has announced that the band will be touring across Canada in late March and April with Cancer Bats and A Sight for Sewn Eyes, and the tour will hit Manitoba, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatoon, and Ontario.
Prior to the Canadian run, Touche Amore will be out on its biggest support tour to date: a European jaunt with Rise Against in February and March. All the band's upcoming shows, including solo off dates, can be found below. More...
Touche Amore has revealed the dates for its upcoming tour of Eastern Canada. You can view the full list of announced dates, cities and venues below. The band's latest music video is also available for streaming at this location.
07/05 London, ON – London Music Hall
07/06 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
07/07 Quebec City, QC – Cafe L’Agitee
07/08 Moncton, NB – Moncton Youth Center
07/09 St. John, NB – King’s Sqaure Festival
07/12 St. John’s, NL – Headquarters
07/14 Halifax, NS – Gus’ Pub
07/15 Halifax, NS – Khyber ICA
07/16 Charlottetown, PEI – Charlottetown Refinery
Touche Amore has posted its new music video online. The video was comprised of live footage for the track "Home Away From Here" and can be viewed in the player below.
Touche Amore will enter the studio in February to record a new album, titled "Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me." The album will be recorded by engineer Ed Rose at his Black Lodge Recording Studio in Eudora, Kansas. On recording with Ed Rose, vocalist Jeremy Bolm said, "We are very excited to get to work with Ed Rose, he has an unmatched ability to drive out some of the cleanest but heaviest sounding records. He was first on our list of people to work with and we're thrilled to have the opportunity".
"Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me" CD/LP/DL will be released later this year on Deathwish.
Upcoming Touche Amore tour dates are as follows:
02/06: Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy (Benefit for One Life One Chance) w/ H2O, Set Your Goals
03/20: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada w/ Wild Flag, The Greenhorns, Dom
California's Touche Amore has signed to Deathwish for the release of a new album in 2011. The band is set to enter the studio this winter to begin recording the album. Touche Amore is on tour now in Europe, with the following remaining dates:
11/22 Norwich, UK @ The Marquee
11/23 Manchester, UK @ Retro Bar
11/24 Basingstoke, UK @ Bang Bar
11/25 Brighton, UK @ Hydrant
11/26 Essen, Germany @ Cafe Nova
11/27 Bielefeld, Germany @ Ajz
11/28 Trier, Germany @ Ex Hause
Boston's The Hope Conspiracy has announced a US and Europe tour. The Hope Conspiracy is touring in support of their EP, entitled "True Nihilist," which came out this summer.
The Hope Conspiracy tour dates are as follows:
01/06: Stockholm, Sweden @ Kafe 44
01/07: Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia w/ Rise And Fall
01/08: Koln, Germany @ Werkstatt w/ Rise And Fall
01/09: Antwerp, Belgium @ Lix w/ Rise And Fall
01/10: Athens, Greece @ AN Club
01/12: London, UK @ The Barfly London w/ Rot In Hell
01/15: New York, NY @ Cake Shop w/ Blacklisted, United Nations, Mother Of Mercy
01/16: Berkeley, CA @ Gilman w/ Touche Amore, Lewd Acts, Nails
01/17: Seattle, WA @ West Seattle Legion Hall
01/21: Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction w/ Touche Amore, Lewd Acts, Nails
01/22: San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe w/ Touche Amore, Lewd Acts, Nails
01/23: Austin, TX @ Emo's
California's Touché Amoré has announced the following upcoming U.S. tour dates:
9/18 Nomad Art Gallery w/ Graf Orlock, Bleeding Kansas, Cathedrals, Robotosaurus Los Angeles, California
9/28 Chain Reaction w/ Graf Orlock, Lewd Acts, Robotosaurus Anaheim, California
9/29 Back to the Grind w/ Ghostlimb, Rogue State, Robotosaurus Riverside, California
10/3 El Corazon w/ Unbroken, Undertow, Strain, The Helm, Balance of the Wold, Marginal Way Seattle, Washington
10/5 Neumo’s w/ Thursday, Fall of Troy, The Dear Hunter Seattle, Washington
10/6 Wonder Ballroom w/ Thursday, Fall of Troy, The Dear Hunter Portland, Oregon
10/8 The Boardwalk w/ Thursday, Fall of Troy, The Dear Hunter Orangevale, California
10/10 The Knitting Factory w/ Thursday and FAR! Hollywood, CA, California
10/11 Slims w/ Thursday, Fall of Troy, The Dear Hunter San Francisco, California
10/12 The Glasshouse w/ Thursday, Fall of Troy, The Dear Hunter Pomona, California
10/13 The Clubhouse w/ Thursday, Fall of Troy, The Dear Hunter Tempe, Arizona
10/14 HOUSE SHOW - 2112 Gold Ave Se Albuquerque, New Mexico
10/15 The Door w/ Thursday, Fall of Troy, The Dear Hunter Dallas, Texas
10/16 Emo’s w/ Thursday, Fall of Troy, The Dear Hunter Austin, Texas
10/17 Meridian w/ Thursday, Fall of Troy, The Dear Hunter Houston, Texas
The initial Sound and Fury Festival 2009 lineup, location, and ticketing info has been announced.
When and where:
Dates: July 31, August 1, and August 2, 2009
Venue: El Rodeo Community Center
Address: 451 W. Hueneme Rd., Oxnard, CA 93033
The initial bands announced for the 2009 Sound and Fury Festival include the following: More...
No Sleep Records and Los Angeles' Touche Amore are partnering up to release an eight-song 7" this spring/summer. According to No Sleep, "Touche Amore bring back some good ol' hardcore/screamo in the vein of American Nightmare, Majority Rule, The Hope Conspiracy and Orchid." You can listen to some of their material here.