Ok, so let me start this off by making clear that the unreleased Torche track that came with the recently discussed HHR digital sampler is, in fact, a humor-joke (whether or not said joke is funny, is not up for debate at the moment), and not the actual version of the track "U.F.O." off of the upcoming LP Songs For Singles. After making my usual internet rounds this morning, it dawned on me that-that whole thing could use some clearing up... so that's what I'm doin'... Clearing it up...
Oh yea, and one more thing worth mentioning... what's slick about the cover of this thing (referring to the image below) is that it is and isn't the actual cover... It is text printed on a sealed envelope enveloping the rest of the package... Should be the same way for the vinyl version as well... nice!
Songs for Singles, Torche's upcoming addition to a six year stretch of well deserved lionization within the world of progressive metal (not the genre), is basically a super solid collection of singles (though I'm pretty sure the title actually refers to one's legal interpersonal status) written by, and therefore in, the instantly appealing songwriting style developed by the band...
Now, if you are unfamiliar with the Torche because, perhaps you've been time travelin' or sliding in and out of polar universes since the early 2000's, critics commonly refer to the aforementioned songwriting approach as doom and or sludge pop, but I/we generally choose to refrain from using such terminology when commenting on the group in question because if a sub-genre exists surrounding the sound thatTorche has pioneered, I/we would prefer to give honest credit where it is due... ya dig?
So, Torche and every bit of music they produce sounds like Torche, and the bands that have followed suit... well they also sound like Torche... A bit bold and maybe a little arrogant for us to point out, but why beat around the bush... Semantics etcetera aside... You, just like me, have probably been waiting patiently for some new material since Meanderthal! If so, I'm honored to be the one to publicly confirm that new material is on its way! If you are one of those in need of an education on the subject, Songs For Singles will still find a way into your day to day... reason being... everyone's Summer needs a jam (debate it) andS.F.S. will be hitting shelves just in the nick of time!
Songs For Singles Track List:
2. Lay Low
5. Shine On My Old Ways
6. Cast Into Unknown
7. Face The Wall
8. Out Again
7/17 West Palm Beach, FL @ Respectable Street Cafe
7/28 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In w/ Beings
7/29 Louisville, KY @ Skull Alley w/ Beings
7/30 Indianapolis, IN @ Vollrath Tavern w/ Beings
7/31 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean w/ Baroness
8/01 Chicago, IL @ Wicker Park Festival
8/03 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar w/ Beings
8/05 Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree w/ Beings
8/06 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Boris, Russian Circles
8/07 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum w/ Beings
8/09 Tallahassee, FL @ Big Daddy’s w/ Beings
8/11 Miami, FL @ Churchill's w/ Beings
10/29 Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds (THE FEST 9)