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I've never started a Torche thread yet? Shocking.

1st album is one of my fave albums ever and the new one is awesome. You gotta check it out!!!
Actually the 1st album got remixed and rereleased. I think I prefer the original one though.
New album is out on Hydrahead with vinyl coming on Robotic Empire.

http://www.myspace.com/torche

Herman G. Neuname, Monday, 24 March 2008 00:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

New album cover
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71sz-9Z1tDL._SS500_.jpg

Herman G. Neuname, Monday, 24 March 2008 00:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

If anyone liked Floor feel free to to chat about them too.

Herman G. Neuname, Monday, 24 March 2008 02:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

saw torche open for isis last year and isis was a total letdown after these homies. they had energy and looked like they were having FUN, which is more than i can say for isis.

the first record was kinda samey for my tastes, i must admit. new one good, herman?

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 24 March 2008 03:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

Very. 1st album was awesome though. Which version did you hear?
The In Return ep was excellent too. New one is like heavier but poppier too.

Herman G. Neuname, Monday, 24 March 2008 03:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

umm don't remember, hang on

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 24 March 2008 03:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

the band prefer the remixed version which is a bit different, but i think the 1st album is perfect and didn't need remixed.

Herman G. Neuname, Monday, 24 March 2008 03:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

what does the remix sound like?

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 24 March 2008 03:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

Firrrrrre!

[REEEE-MIIIIIIIIIIX!!!]

Fi-yeeeeeer!

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 24 March 2008 03:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

This.
Is.
A.
Torche.
Exclusive.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 24 March 2008 03:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

The vocals are up a bit and some lead guitar is louder. It works well on a few tracks actually It is worth owning both versions.

Herman G. Neuname, Monday, 24 March 2008 03:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

yep officially no idea.

i loved the shit out of like half of it ("erase" is my fucking JAM and i totally wish it was longer but it's perfect as it is) and tbh the other half kinda bored me?

new shit on myspace sounds awesome though.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 24 March 2008 03:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

Make Me Alive is a bonus track on the remastered version.

Herman G. Neuname, Monday, 24 March 2008 03:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

Do you have the album with that on it hoos?

Herman G. Neuname, Monday, 24 March 2008 15:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

no

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 24 March 2008 16:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

Then you have the 1st version. Maybe you would prefer the remixed one then?

Herman G. Neuname, Monday, 24 March 2008 16:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

I didn't care much for the first album (I only heard the original version), but In Return surprised me and I really like this new one on first listen. Not sure why exactly but it reminds me of early Helmet, only the equation is weighted more towards metal and less towards hardcore.

I'll see what I think after a few spins. Very promising. Have to listen to the new Ufomammut (I'm so excited!) before I give this further time.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 24 March 2008 19:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

New Ufommamut is very good indeed.

Herman G. Neuname, Monday, 24 March 2008 19:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

Anyone like Floor?

Herman G. Neuname, Monday, 24 March 2008 22:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

The Sword, Torche and Stinking Lizaveta tour dates for the US.

May 09th Ft Worth TX - Lola's
May 10th Memphis TN - Hi Tone
May 11th Nashville TN - Exit/In
May 12th Covington KY - The Mad Hatter
May 13th Detroit MI - The Magic Stick
May 14th Columbus OH - Ravari Room
May 15th Washington DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
May 16th Philadelphia PA - First Unitarian Church
May 17th Brooklyn NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 18th Cambridge MA - Middle East Downstairs
May 20th Raleigh NC - Lincoln Theater
May 21st Savannah GA - The Jinx
May 22nd Tallahassee FL - The Beta Bar
May 23rd St. Petersburg FL - State Theatre
May 24th Orlando FL - The Social
May 25th Gainesville FL - Common Grounds
May 26th Atlanta GA - Lenny's
May 27th Birmingham AL - Bottle Tree
May 28th Baton Rouge LA - Spanish Moon
May 29th Houston TX - Rudyard's

Herman G. Neuname, Thursday, 27 March 2008 16:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

I saw Stinking Lizaveta on Monday and they smashed it. What a great band. I should be able to listen to 'Meanderthal' by tomorrow or maybe tonight, pretty excited

DJ Mencap, Thursday, 27 March 2008 17:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

I love these guys, especially that one note on their guitar or bass or whatever that is so low it can't be fully replicated on CD. We would listen to these guys at work sometimes and my coworker would pump his fist whenever they hit that note.

filthy dylan, Thursday, 27 March 2008 17:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

Wait til you guys here who Torche is touring the US with later in the Summer...

Nate Carson, Friday, 28 March 2008 07:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

"hear" not "here".

Nate Carson, Friday, 28 March 2008 07:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

Floor were great. Check out the lineup of my friday night back in 2003 when I booked the Stoner Hands of Doom V fest in Portland:

Friday 8/29

DAY OF DOOM

5:00-5:30 God's Iron Tooth (California)

5:50-6:20 The Prophecy (UK)

6:40-7:10 Mourning Beloveth (Ireland)

7:30-8:00 Graves at Sea (Phoenix)

8:20-8:50 Orodruin (New York)

9:10-9:50 Asunder (Oakland, CA)

10:10-10:50 Floor (Florida)

11:10-11:50 Goatsblood (Vancouver B.C.)

12:10-12:50 SUNN 0))) (LA/NYC)

1:10-2:00 YOB (Eugene)

Nate Carson, Friday, 28 March 2008 07:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

Stinking Lizaveta is the worst band name. I keep getting them confused for some Devotchka gypsy punk bullshit

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 28 March 2008 08:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

I thought this was a thread for the German rapper. Who in hindsight spells it without the "e".

RabiesAngentleman, Friday, 28 March 2008 09:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

"Who I realized..."

RabiesAngentleman, Friday, 28 March 2008 09:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

I love these guys, especially that one note on their guitar or bass or whatever that is so low it can't be fully replicated on CD. We would listen to these guys at work sometimes and my coworker would pump his fist whenever they hit that note.

-- filthy dylan, Thursday, March 27, 2008 5:05 PM

this guy is awesome

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 28 March 2008 09:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

Nice line up , Nate.

Herman G. Neuname, Friday, 28 March 2008 12:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

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

Because you put the wrong cd on?

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

three months pass...

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 (eight 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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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

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

will also play at ZXZW
www.zxzw.nl

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

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

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

^love this dude^

"SEX" drought, 2 wisks (zorn_bond.mp3), Thursday, 23 September 2010 06:41 (six years ago) Permalink

i like this band for being a better version of the foo figthers songs i like

my balls and my nerds (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 23 September 2010 15:31 (six years ago) Permalink

This thing is great, love it from front-to-back. Could do without seeing the Foo Fighters pop up in nearly every Torche discussion though. Sure, there was a time when that kinda fit, but I don't hear anything on this one that sounds even remotely like them. Not calling anyone in this thread out solely, I've also seen this in quite a few reviews of this.

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 23 September 2010 18:00 (six years ago) Permalink

ya this is sweet esp. hideaway

atlas ¯\(°_o)/¯ed (am0n), Thursday, 23 September 2010 18:14 (six years ago) Permalink

i really like the long jam at the end of "out again." am i wrong, or is this as blissed out and joyful as torche has ever been?

mte, Thursday, 23 September 2010 18:46 (six years ago) Permalink

well see i think it does sound a lot like the foo fighters and i've never even really read anything about these guys it just struck me that way.

my balls and my nerds (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 23 September 2010 19:24 (six years ago) Permalink

also the foo fighters are a pretty good band at the end of the day

my balls and my nerds (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 23 September 2010 19:25 (six years ago) Permalink

no & no

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 23 September 2010 19:31 (six years ago) Permalink

foo fighters have some solid singles

markers, Thursday, 23 September 2010 19:31 (six years ago) Permalink

i like torche, a lot, but they sucked live last night. like, a whole set of thudding muddy sludge instead of the pop stuff. homeboy has never been great at the straight up thud and anyway this is new orleans and we have more muddy sludge than we know what to do with.

(kylesa were boring/pleasant as usual)

adam, Thursday, 23 September 2010 21:00 (six years ago) Permalink

i know people are big on floor or cavity or whatever but the best floor song is "downed star" which is basically a downtuned hum song.

new ep is really good though, wish they'd played some of that stuff.

adam, Thursday, 23 September 2010 21:05 (six years ago) Permalink

Floor rule (as did Cavity)

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 23 September 2010 21:06 (six years ago) Permalink

Man, Torche ruled live when I saw them open for Boris. Very fun set.

I kinda like the Foo Fighters too, at least many of their singles, but I look for completely different things from each band. I won't hate on anyone for hearing a similarity, but "sounds like a sludgier Foo Fighters" has become sort of a lazy shorthand for Torche at this point.

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 23 September 2010 21:25 (six years ago) Permalink

there goes my ufo, watch it as it goes

markers, Thursday, 23 September 2010 22:04 (six years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQuMF8ssiK0

THIS SONG. THIS. SONG.

markers, Friday, 8 October 2010 02:05 (six years ago) Permalink

just bought my ticket for 10/23 @ mideast--you should come or i'll have no friends there

call all destroyer, Friday, 8 October 2010 02:13 (six years ago) Permalink

what's the price yo?

markers, Friday, 8 October 2010 02:14 (six years ago) Permalink

22 after ticketweb raping

call all destroyer, Friday, 8 October 2010 02:15 (six years ago) Permalink

dope! I'll buy a ticket tomorrow

markers, Friday, 8 October 2010 02:20 (six years ago) Permalink

:D

call all destroyer, Friday, 8 October 2010 02:21 (six years ago) Permalink

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

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

listen to meanderthal right now

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

just paid 4 my ticket

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

eight 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 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

they r kewl live band. big business was good too

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

eight 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 (five years ago) Permalink

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

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

three weeks pass...

solitary traveler

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

eight 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.

http://i.imgur.com/blwjFHL.gif

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

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

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

o/

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

one year passes...

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

am0n, Wednesday, 30 April 2014 14:29 (three years 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 (three years ago) Permalink

۩

am0n, Wednesday, 30 April 2014 14:41 (three years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxp77nZcm9k

gr8080, Wednesday, 3 December 2014 19:25 (two years ago) Permalink

new song on itunes and spotify

call all destroyer, Friday, 12 December 2014 02:54 (two years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

new to Torche. obv into stoner stuff but I had a hard time convincing myself to listen to Torche because of the descriptions given of them; I like my sludge/stoner stuff to be dank and depressing and the idea of poppy melodies and shit didn't appeal to me.

they came by a few weeks ago and I was bored and it was $10 so I figured why not check it out and the opening strains of Meanderthal were like the coolest fucking thing ever and on listening to em this is pretty great stuff. really love the s/t and Meanderthal, still need some more time to determine what I think of Restarter.

also got the Floor box cos it was only $26 on Amazon, have enjoyed listening to each disc at random to see their progression. On Dove right now..

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Tuesday, 17 March 2015 23:33 (two years ago) Permalink

Like you, I was late to the party, mostly for the same reasons you mentioned. I've since converted big time and I think the new one is my favorite!

Jimmywine Dyspeptic, Wednesday, 18 March 2015 13:08 (two years ago) Permalink

Wise decision to grab that Floor box, great stuff in there.

ƋППṍӮɨ∏ğڵșěᶉᶇдM℮ (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 18 March 2015 16:55 (two years ago) Permalink

It took me a while to get into Restarter because I thought it wasn't poppy enough (I usually have the opposite problem) but it's pretty good. It's gonna sound REALLY good if/when the weather gets a lot warmer.

ultros ultros-ghali, Wednesday, 18 March 2015 17:22 (two years ago) Permalink

I think if it was poppier, I might not have given it a chance (I didn't like the previous stuff much, but now I'm going back to all of it). "No Servants" is my JAM.

Jimmywine Dyspeptic, Wednesday, 18 March 2015 20:31 (two years ago) Permalink

Also, bought the deluxe edition of the vinyl direct from the label just for "Harmonslaught" - man, what a riff!

Jimmywine Dyspeptic, Wednesday, 18 March 2015 20:31 (two years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

These guys have a real cool sound. You can definitely see where it might have come from but the mixing of those sounds is really unique. I'd definitely like to see Torche live to see how it goes over.

earlnash, Thursday, 13 April 2017 21:58 (two months ago) Permalink

torche is a great live band

call all destroyer, Thursday, 13 April 2017 22:18 (two months ago) Permalink


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