Torche Share “Annihilation Affair” via Pitchfork


Torche, the Southeastern quartet whose effortless knack for combining lush melodies with heavy music have turned out some of the most inspired albums over the last decade, share new song “Annihilation Affair” via Pitchfork (
The song comes from the band’s forthcoming release, Restarter, out Feb. 24 via Relapse Records. Bass player and Producer Jonathan Nuñez said of the new album: “I feel it’s strong sonically and harder hitting than the previous record [Harmonicraft]. I’m happy with the last record, but I feel on this record, it’s just more solid song to song. You’ve got to move forward. You can’t release the same record over and over.”
The band offered up the first listen to their new music with the December stream of “Minions” (, a song Nuñez told Rolling Stone was a “classic Torche song” and went on to call a “heavy, melodic crusher.”
Restarter will be released on CD/LP/Deluxe 2xLP/Cassette/Digital, with pre-orders available now with songs “Harmonslaught” and “Rock ‘N’ Roll Mantasy,” will be included on deluxe editions.  Digital pre-orders offer an instant download of “Annihilation Affair” (, Bandcamp ( and physically via Relapse (
Restarter track list:
  1. Annihilation Affair
  2. Bishop in Arms
  3. Minions
  4. Loose Men
  5. Undone
  6. Blasted
  7. No Servants
  8. Believe It
  9. Barrier Hammer
  10. Restarter
Tour dates:
Dates through Jan. 10 with Clutch and Lionize:
January 6     New Orleans, LA     House of Blues
January 7     Houston, TX     House of Blues
January 8     Dallas, TX     House of Blues
January 9     Tulsa, OK     Cain’s Ballroom
January 10     Austin, TX     Emo’s
Dates from Jan. 16 to 21 with Municipal Waste:
January 16     Winston-Salem, NC     Ziggy’s
January 17     Wilmington, NC     Ziggy’s by the Sea
January 18     Tallahassee, FL     Pug’s Live
January 19     Gainesville, FL     The Atlantic
January 20     Ybor City, FL     Crowbar
January 21     Miami, FL     Grand Central
May 2     Leipzig, DE     Taubchental
May 3     Wroclaw, PL     Asymmetry Festival
May 4     Prague, CZ     007
May 5     Munich, DE     Ampere
May 6     Milan, IT     Lo Fi Club
May 8     Barcelona, SP     Rocksound
May 9     Madrid, SP     Boute Live!
May 10     Lisbon, PT     Musicbox
May 11     Bilbao, SP     Kafe Antzokia
May 13     Zurich, SZ     Dynamo
May 14     Wiesbaden, DE     Schlachthoff
May 15     Cologne, DE     Underground
May 16     Berlin, DE     Hafenklang
May 18     Nijmegen, NL     Merelyn
May 19     Haarlem, NL     Patronaat
May 20     Paris, FR     Glazart
May 21     Antwerp, BE     Kavka
May 22     London, UK     Underworld *
May 23     Leeds, UK     Belgrave Social Club *
May 24     Galway, IR     Roisin Dubh
May 25     Cork, IR     Craine Lane
May 26     Dublin, IR     Grand Social
May 27     Belfast, IR     The Limelight
May 28     Glasgow, UK     CCA **
May 29     Manchester, UK     Sound Control **
May 30     Bristol, UK     Temples Festival
May 31     Nimes, FR     This is Not a Love Song
June 1     Nantes, FR     Le Ferrailleur
* – w/Part Chimp and Henry Blacker
** – w/Kings and Henry Blacker

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *