Torche make their late night television debut this Wednesday, Aug. 14, performing “Admission” on Late Night with Seth Meyers (12:35 am eastern/11:35 pm central).
The appearance follows the July release of the band’s fifth album, Admission, via Relapse Records. The 11-song album has been met with widespread critical acclaim, Stereogum proclaimed “Admission, like every Torche album before it, kicks all kinds of ass,” Billboard remarked that, “Torche once again constructs layers of guitar riffs that are somehow as airy as they are dense” while Brooklyn Vegan said “Torche do everything on this album with exactly the kind of passion, power and precision you’d expect from a well-oiled machine like this one.”
September 3 Tallahassee, FL The Wilbury
September 4 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
September 5 Little Rock, AR Rev Room
September 6 Oklahoma City, OK 89th Street
September 7 Albuquerque, NM Sister
September 8 Phoenix, AZ 191 Toole
September 10 Los Angeles, CA Teragram Ballroom
September 11 Oakland, CA Starline Social Club
September 12 Sacramento, CA Harlows
September 13 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
September 14 Vancouver, BC Venue
September 15 Seattle, WA Highline
September 16 Boise, ID The Olympic
September 17 Salt Lake City, UT Diabolical Records
September 18 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
September 20 Louisville, KY Zanzabar
September 21 Asheville, NC Heavy Mountain
November 1-3 Gainesville, FL The Fest
November 9 Austin, TX Levitation
Admission is available via the Relapse Records webstore and all digital service providers. The band has released a video for “Admission”. Admission’s cover art was created by Richard Vergez, a Cuban-American visual artist, whose work has been shown at No Romance Galleries (TriBeCa), Urban Arts Society (Chicago) and Kids of Dada (London).
Torche have released five albums: Torche, (2005), Meanderthal (2008), Harmonicraft (2012), Restarter (2015) and Admission (2019). The Miami-born band are revered for their “gloriously fuzzy, sludgy, hard-hitting” music says Entertainment Weekly, earning praise from a wide range of outlets including Pitchfork with “sludgy ferocity”, Rolling Stone calls it “sunny sludge-pop”, Spin says it’s “as toe-tapping as it is head-banging”, Stereogum states “they write huge and triumphant hooks” and the Washington Post simply says “otherworldly”. Torche is Steve Brooks (guitar/vocals), Eric Hernandez (bass), Jon Nuñez (guitar) and Rick Smith (drums).