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Why does this new album make me think of Jane's Addiction?

Colonel Poo, Friday, 28 March 2008 15:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

Because you put the wrong cd on?

Herman G. Neuname, Friday, 28 March 2008 16:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm specifically talking about songs like Grenades & Sandstorm, I guess. It's better than the other album I listened to by them.

Colonel Poo, Friday, 28 March 2008 16:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

I NEED

Herman G. Neuname, Monday, 30 June 2008 21:13 (6 years ago) Permalink

Why does this new album make me think of Jane's Addiction?

Three months late: because some of the songs and quite a lot of the guitar parts are like Navarro's. I myself am OK with this

DJ Mencap, Monday, 30 June 2008 21:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

saw these guys with Boris a couple nights ago, pretty good live set. need to check out the records.

stephen, Monday, 30 June 2008 23:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

jesus, does that sleeve fold out into a yukata?!

GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ, Tuesday, 1 July 2008 00:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

torche/boris tour dates

7/1 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
7/2 Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds
7/3 Orlando, FL @ The Social
7/5 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
7/6 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
7/8 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
7/9 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
7/10 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
7/11 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
7/12 Montreal, Quebec @ La Sala Rosa
7/13 Ottawa, Ontario @ Barrymore
7/14 Toronto, Ontario @ Lee's Palace
7/15 Buffalo, NY @ Tralf
7/16 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
7/17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
7/18 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
7/19 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
7/22 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
7/23 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
7/25 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
7/26 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
7/29 Seattle, WA @ Neumo's

these guys seem to be studiously avoiding providence recently

Edward III, Tuesday, 1 July 2008 02:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

They are also set to appear in Chicago at the Empty Bottle with Boris and Nachtmystium on 7/20.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Tuesday, 1 July 2008 02:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

As I said on the Boris thread I'm going to the Webster Hall show! Meanderthal is one of my favorite albums of the year so far. And yes, that packaging is amazing. It's similar on the CD, except, you know, small.

I think "Fat Waves" is my favorite song of theirs. But that could change once I get some of their older albums. Are they just as good?

jonathan - stl, Tuesday, 1 July 2008 02:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

will also play at ZXZW
www.zxzw.nl

joost666, Tuesday, 1 July 2008 11:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

after listening to them in myspace - dont they sound like million other bands around?

Zeno, Tuesday, 1 July 2008 18:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

I don't think so, I think they've found a largely unoccupied niche. What bands are you thinking of?

DJ Mencap, Tuesday, 1 July 2008 18:13 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yeah seriously? If there are other bands like this let me know because I would like them all. I'm thinking specifically of power pop harmonies over Sleep dirges.

filthy dylan, Tuesday, 1 July 2008 18:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

for example:
http://www.myspace.com/thelovedones

(a general 1st impression, though. i might not recognize the uniqueness after 1st listen)

Zeno, Tuesday, 1 July 2008 18:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

for those that don't know they're playing the melvins/mike patton nightmare before christmas in minehead (UK) too.

is it me or is there a distinct whiff of foo fighters about torche, only a bit fuzzier? are they the arena rock band it's OK for the southern lord tribe to like?

m the g, Tuesday, 1 July 2008 18:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

I reviewed the new Torche album and mentioned something about a couple of the songs having this skatepunk edge to them which I guess would link up with those guys, but no-one else seems to have spotted this, and it's also pretty atypical of their sound

DJ Mencap, Tuesday, 1 July 2008 18:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

"those guys" = The Loved Ones. Have seen Foo Fighters bandied about as well but it's not something I specifically get from them

DJ Mencap, Tuesday, 1 July 2008 18:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

are you kidding me with that link to The Loved Ones?! I hear nothing in common at all. I thought you were going to link to some sludge band or something

filthy dylan, Tuesday, 1 July 2008 19:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

it's too melodic to be sludge -
sort of a poppy sludge, you might say:melvins,Queens of the stone age and foo fighters in a brain storm meeting.
it sounds nice and they play well, but it's not something i havent heard before.
but thats ok too i guess

Zeno, Tuesday, 1 July 2008 20:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

anyway, they arouse the risk of deafness, opening for Boris.

Zeno, Tuesday, 1 July 2008 20:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

I hear some queens of the stone age, a lot of melvins, and maybe foo fighters circa colour and the shape vaguely very very vaguely. a lot angrier though.

filthy dylan, Tuesday, 1 July 2008 20:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

How on earth do you hear Torche as angry?

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 1 July 2008 20:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I don't hear the "angry" in their sound either. "Aggressive," certainly. Sort of a mix of joy and frustration. They don't sound a thing like that myspace band Zeno linked to, but I understand the point he's trying to make; there IS a definite skate-punky element in the vocal style and the melodies. "Healer" sounds like it could almost be a Bad Religion song. Which is funny, because I love that song and I can't stand BR. I think that goes to show how much instrumental timbre/production style can sway opinions so easily. If it wasn't for their sludgy sonics, would the same people still like this band?

telepathy_rock!, Tuesday, 1 July 2008 21:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

I think I hear the anger in that bomb note they use that sounds like an explosion and can't fully be replicated on CD

filthy dylan, Tuesday, 1 July 2008 22:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

Have any of you guys heard his previous band Floor? They were an awesome band. I have both their lps but there should be a cd or vinyl set of unreleased stuff coming at some point which I am excited about.

Herman G. Neuname, Tuesday, 1 July 2008 22:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

oh and you might hear where Torche are coming from..

Herman G. Neuname, Tuesday, 1 July 2008 22:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

http://www.last.fm/music/Floor

Herman G. Neuname, Tuesday, 1 July 2008 22:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

http://www.myspace.com/floor

Herman G. Neuname, Tuesday, 1 July 2008 23:13 (6 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Finally picked this up today, am loving it.

saw these guys with Boris a couple nights ago, pretty good live set. need to check out the records.

-- stephen, Monday, June 30, 2008 11:35 PM (2 months ago) Bookmark Link

so fucking jealous of this guy ^^^^^

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 2 September 2008 05:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

I saw them in here Denver last week and finally figured out how they get so heavy. They've got a second guitar and bass with super heavy strings tuned really low and aluminum necks.

Rotgutt, Thursday, 6 November 2008 01:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

I hate to come off like a moron here.. but....

How do you pronounce Torche?

I'm really liking some this stuff the faster ones on Meanderthal sound like a Big Drill Car/Carcass blend.

chad, Thursday, 6 November 2008 04:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

My brother-in-law got me into this band, and after a couple listens I hear a bit of a David Lee Roth thing with the vocals. This isn't a bad thing, mind you.

a better command of the mummy language (joygoat), Thursday, 6 November 2008 04:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

I've always just pronounced it as "Torch" with the e silent.

HOOS HOOS HOOS on the autosteen (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Thursday, 6 November 2008 05:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

Weird, I've always said "torsh". Like a good Canadian, I suppose.

A. Begrand, Thursday, 6 November 2008 07:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

Pronounced "Torsh" here too.

krakow, Thursday, 6 November 2008 07:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

come to think of it that is probably correct--why add the e if it's silent?

HOOS HOOS HOOS on the autosteen (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Thursday, 6 November 2008 09:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

I always thought it was "tor-SHAY". like a pun on "touche". I think I like it better that way.

PS this album rocks, why did I forget to put it on my year-end list?

if you like it then you shoulda put a donk on it (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 11 February 2009 02:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

oh wait nvm I guess I had it at #8 (?!? behind Kanye fucking West what the SHIT was I thinking)

if you like it then you shoulda put a donk on it (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 11 February 2009 02:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

all this is just a long way of saying, the weather got really nice here for a couple of days and I drove around with my windows down headbanging to this

if you like it then you shoulda put a donk on it (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 11 February 2009 02:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

ILX metal thread voters didn't!
It was no 1 on ILX METAL ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2008 POLL

Hoping it places high in the general albums poll.

Boring Sign In Name (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 11 February 2009 02:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

ILX metal voters didn't forget anything because Pfunkboy reminded us 40 times day.

The FMLing Groovies (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 11 February 2009 02:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

:)

Boring Sign In Name (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 11 February 2009 02:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

And Phil still forgot to vote in the poll!

Boring Sign In Name (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 11 February 2009 02:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

meanderthal reminds me of like if 90s alt rock bands like walt mink or hum were metal bands

tulsa anti-juggalo league (M@tt He1ges0n), Thursday, 30 July 2009 22:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

lol walt mink.

ian, Thursday, 30 July 2009 23:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

never heard torche--macho?

ian, Thursday, 30 July 2009 23:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

lol walt mink.

― ian, Thursday, July 30, 2009 11:40 PM (1 minute ago)

:(

MOAR HUMOR THAN A HUMAN(E) (jjjusten), Thursday, 30 July 2009 23:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

i dont think torche are really macho at all

MOAR HUMOR THAN A HUMAN(E) (jjjusten), Thursday, 30 July 2009 23:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

Come up to Portland on the 21st! Only $15 and change.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 8 October 2010 02:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

i like that torche song markers posted. it doesn't seem especially "metal," tho. more like just heavy rock.

Daniel, Esq., Friday, 8 October 2010 02:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

listen to meanderthal right now

call all destroyer, Friday, 8 October 2010 02:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah? what little i recall about the meanderthal samples suggested that it was more "metal" than the new one. i'll check it out now.

Daniel, Esq., Friday, 8 October 2010 02:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

the new one has more straightup melodic stuff but meanderthal has the better songs overall. i guess just listen to both. but the song markers posted is VERY reminiscent of "across the shields" which is one of the best two meanderthal songs.

call all destroyer, Friday, 8 October 2010 02:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

just paid 4 my ticket

markers, Sunday, 17 October 2010 03:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

8 months pass...

So the Floor box set has been staring down at me from the shelves of my local for the past three months (the $40 8-CD version), is it worth taking the plunge?

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 17 June 2011 14:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

they r kewl live band. big business was good too

am0n, Monday, 18 July 2011 18:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

8 months pass...

I'm glad he's alive and doing fine, but that would've made one of the best rock n roll death stories ever.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Whoa whoa ho ho
You're a rock and roll
Batpisscide

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 20:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

New album is criminally good and catchy. Would have sold multiple millions in 1994.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 18:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

solitary traveler

Cindy Mancini can ride my lawnmower anytime (thebingo), Saturday, 12 May 2012 01:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

8 months pass...

Harmonicraft has become my go-to headphone record while working out at the gym. My gym is on the 2nd floor of a building across the street from a beach and has floor-to-ceiling windows that look out at the ocean.

This evening while on the cardio machine, with the sun setting and my heart rate way up, just as the chorus of "Kicking" dropped i saw a Humpback Whale breach and splash down in to the shimmering water. It was awesome.

❏❐❑❒ (gr8080), Tuesday, 5 February 2013 06:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

Just jogged to this about 2 hours ago. ^5 bro

skeet-skeet-gate (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Tuesday, 5 February 2013 07:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

o/

❏❐❑❒ (gr8080), Tuesday, 5 February 2013 07:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

https://soundcloud.com/season-of-mist/floor-war-party

am0n, Wednesday, 30 April 2014 14:29 (4 months ago) Permalink

am0n, Wednesday, 30 April 2014 14:29 (4 months ago) Permalink

Vinyl release got put back a month thanks to damn RSD hogging the pressing plants but the label gave us a free download (but not flacs)

۩, Wednesday, 30 April 2014 14:31 (4 months ago) Permalink

۩

am0n, Wednesday, 30 April 2014 14:41 (4 months ago) Permalink


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