Looking back on AFI’s now 9 albums and I believe 10 EPs, it’s no wonder they have such a legacy. The new Burials is a solid album, proving they haven’t lost any part of their touch along the way. Not only have they experimented with their sound throughout each record, they have managed to keep quite a strong core fan base over the course of 20 years. That alone is something to be said, and this sold out show proved just that.
PureVolume recently inteviewedTouché Amoré's Jeremy Bolm about the band's new album, how he deal with critics, and why he's still so passionate about underground music and the culture surrounding it.
It blows my mind that the generation gap isn't even that big, but a kid will come in to buy a Code Orange Kids record and I'll be like, "Oh, Deathwish has reissued the first Cursed record," and they'll have no idea what that is. I won't let them buy the Code Orange Kids record if they don't get the Cursed record first because I think it's important for them to know where the bands they like now come from. The fact that a lot of kids hadn't heard Modern Life Is War blows my mind because if...
This is the kind of news I hate posting about. Some asshole in Detroit tonight decided to break intoTouché Amoré's van and steal all the band member's personal belongings and cash. If we hear of any way for you to donate money or help to the band, we'll let you know. You can always pick up the band's upcoming new record and merch. In the meantime, whomever broke into the band's van is honestly a piece of shit and lower than scum.
Touché Amoré and Balance & Composure will be celebrating their upcoming record releases by playing a one-off show together on September 25th at Los Globos in Silverlake, CA. Be jealous that I'm going to this.
Jeremy Bolm (Touché Amoré) is releasing a new zine titled Down Time. Within its 55 pages are various poems, tour stories, advice, and more. It's the sixth release under his Secret Voice label and is currently available for purchase.
We've partnered up with ScionAV to premiere the video interview they conducted with Touché Amoré on the "All Purpose Show" with Prince Paul and Mr. Dead before the band's performance at this year's Scion Rock Fest. It's a fun, short interview - Prince Paul and Mr. Dead ask the band the origin of its name as well as how the members of the band are clean, cut metal heads. Check it out in the replies. Don't forget, the band's new album, Is Survived By, hit stores on September 24th.
Earlier this month, Touché Amoré played its new album Is Survived By in its entirety at the Bridgetown DIY in Los Angeles. You can watch a video of one of those new songs, titled "DNA," in the replies. The band's spectacular new album hits stores on September 24th. The band also announced some new tour dates, also in the replies.
Last week, an article on OC Weekly featured a quote from Touche Amore frontman Jeremy Bolm where he said his band would never play the Warped Tour. In the ensuing slew of opinions on the Internet responding to the quote, AltPress editor Scott Heisel commented that if you'd asked Touche Amore three years ago whether they'd open for AFI in 1,500-cap rooms, they probably would have said no. Bolm responded to this with a hell of a statement, a fraction of which is below. The rest is in the replies.
There is a world of difference playing alongside a band like AFI and a band like Atilla. My problem is playing alongside bands EVERY DAY that represent things that make my skin crawl.
Hear a new Touché Amoré song entitled "Just Exist" on Pitchfork - this is the first track from their upcoming full-length, Is Survived By, due September 24 from Deathwish. If you pre-order the album on iTunes, you get this track instantly. Other pre-orders are coming soon.
The ninth episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast is now available for your enjoyment. In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Touché Amoré's Jeremy Bolm. I could talk with Jeremy all day about music and records and we almost did, as we discussed the inspiration behind the artwork of the band's upcoming new album, Is Survived By, his record label Secret Voice, and the hobby of collecting vinyl.
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You can view the artwork for Touché Amoré's upcoming new album, Is Survived By, in the replies. The track listing is below. The album will be in stores September 24th via Deathwish.
01) Just Exist
02) To Write Content
03) Praise / Love
04) Anyone / Anything
08) Blue Angel
09) Social Caterpillar
10) Non Fiction
12) Is Survived By
Andrew Thomson (of Single Mothers) recently performed under a bridge for 331 arts. He sings one unreleased song and "Bad Catholics", which is off his recent cassette release, "Honesty is a Confidence Problem," out now via Jeremy Bolm's (Touché Amoré) label Secret Voice (you can pick it up here). You can check out the video in the replies.
Touche Amore entered the studio with producer Brad Wood (Say Anything, mewithoutYou) this week to record their third album. The record is due out in the fall via Deathwish Inc. Watch a teaser in the replies.
Touché Amoré and Title Fight will be releasing a split 7" on Record Store Day (on red out of 1000 with more colors to follow). You can listen to clips lips of "Face Ghost" performed by Title Fight (originally performed by Touché Amoré) and "Crescent-Shaped Depression" performed by Touché Amoré (originally performed by Title Fight) in the replies.
In the replies, you can watch Touché Amoré's new video for its new song "Gravity, Metaphorically." It's from the band's new split with Pianos Become The Teeth, which you can buy here. You can also check out my review of the split here.
Both Touché Amoré and Pianos Become The Teeth posted similarimages on Instagram last night. Fans have been reporting that both bands have been playing new songs at recent shows and mentioning something about releasing a split together in the near future. We'll have more info on this as it comes forward.