Torche - Meanderthal - Out Today

Meanderthal is an album people will be talking about all year. - Iann Robinson //

The group's definitive statement - Decibel Magazine

With a full-length and an EP under their belt, finally Torche's anthemic melodies, psychedelic freak-outs and foundation-rumbling tones have been captured on tape in a way that does justice to their notorious live show, as well as housing their most indie-rock-inspired melodies to date. - PaperThinWalls

One night some months ago we had a dream that one of our favorite bands would be on one of our favorite labels and together would release one of the most satisfying records in the history of forever. And the heavens would part, the Billboard charts would collapse under the sheer sonic awesomeness, and the world would become a better place — a place where everyone had free health care and a money tree in their backyard and a hot trophy wife or strapping young houseboy or whatever. And that band, ladies and gentlemen, was Torche.

And wouldn't you know it, that shit totally came true (we're waiting on the health care, the money tree, the houseboy and the Billboard thing, but still). And that record is Meanderthal. Call it the band's second official full-length (entrusted to us by our good friends at Robotic Empire) and follow-up to last year's six-song mini-epic In Return. Call it the latest and greatest bomb-string stoner pop/thunder rock/doom pop classic from Torche mastermind Steve Brooks and his fellow hook heroes. Call it the sweetest, catchiest, hugest riff colossus since Sky Valley. Shit, call it Album Of The Year if you want. That's what we're going with, anyway.

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Meanderthal Tracklist
1. Triumph of Venus
2. Grenades
3. Piranha
4. Sandstorm 5. Speed of the Nail
6. Healer
7. Across the Shields
8. Sundown
9. Little Champion
10. Without A Sound
11. Fat Waves
12. Amnesian
13. Meanderthal

Torche Tour Dates:
w/ Stinking Lizaveta
May 7 2008 Downtown Music Little Rock, Arkansas
May 8 2008 Emo's Austin, Texas
May 30 2008 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, Louisiana

w/ The Sword and Stinking Lizaveta
May 9 2008 Lola's Fort Worth, Texas
May 10 2008 Hi Tone Memphis, Tennessee
May 11 2008 Exit/In Nashville, Tennessee
May 12 2008 The Mad Hatter Covington, Kentucky
May 13 2008 The Magic Stick Detroit, Michigan
May 14 2008 Ravari Room Columbus, Ohio
May 15 2008 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington DC
May 16 2008 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 17 2008 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York
May 18 2008 Middle East Cambridge, Massachusetts
May 20 2008 Lincoln Theater Raleigh, North Carolina
May 21 2008 The Jinx Savannah, Georgia
May 22 2008 The Beta Bar Tallahassee, Florida
May 23 2008 Common Grounds Gainesville, Florida
May 24 2008 The Social Orlando, Florida
May 25 2008 State Theater St Pete, Florida
May 26 2008 Lenny's Atlanta, Georgia
May 27 2008 Bottle Tree Birmingham, Alabama
May 28 2008 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, Louisiana
May 29 2008 Rudyard's Houston, Texas

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