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) and S.F.S. will be hitting shelves just in the nick of time!
released September 21, 2010
Drums recorded in December 2009 by Jonathan Nuñez and Ryan Haft at the Dungeon Recording Studio in Miami, FL. Everything else recorded between December 2009 - March 2010 by Jonathan Nuñez at La Casa Nuñez. Mixed by Jonathan Nuñez. Additional mixing by Ryan Haft. Mastering by Rob Gonnella and Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East. Photograph by Howard Maxwell Johnston. Art by Torche. Layout Construction by James O'Mara.
Torche proudly uses and abuses GHS Strings, Orange Guitar Amplification, Electrical Guitar Company Guitars, C & C Custom Drums, Aguilar Pedals, and Blackout Effectors Pedals.
Jonathan Nuñez - bass
Steve Brooks - guitars and vocals
Ricky Smith - drums