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  • Performer: Torche
  • Title: Songs For Singles
  • Size FLAC ver: 1661 mb
  • Country: US
  • Date of release: 2010
  • Style: Stoner Rock
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  • Genre: Rock
  • Rating: 4.8 of 5
Torche - Songs For Singles album flac

Artist: Torche Album: Songs For Singles Year: 2010 of tracks: 8 1 .

Songs for Singles is an EP by the American rock band Torche. The album was released on September 21, 2010 through Hydra Head Records. It is the first Torche album, and second release after the split single Chapter Ahead Being Fake, to not feature guitarist Juan Montoya. Torche was originally planning on writing their third full-length album, and follow up to 2008's Meanderthal, but ended up releasing an EP of songs they were working on as Songs for Singles instead.

See, this is rock that rolls with effortless immediacy, rock that conservative listeners could even consider "proper songs", in a -radio sense.

Songs for Singles milks this mass appeal at mini-album length - hence the name - and leaves behind Torche's noisier quirks. There's a lipstick stain on the disc, and band photos have them in D&G wraparounds and hijabs. They're pretty serious about this whole not-metal thing. Not that Songs for Singles isn't heavy. Even the lightning-speed pop-punk opener ".

Torche embarked on tours with bands such as dredg in April 2009, and another with a reunited Harvey Milk. The band opened for Coheed and Cambria on their headlining tour alongside Circa Survive in spring 2010. Current members: Steve Brooks - vocals/guitar Jonathan Nuñez - guitar Eric Hernandez - bass/vocals Rick Smith - drums. Former members: Andrew Elstner - guitar/vocals (2011-2016) Juan Montoya - guitar (2004-2008).

Torch Songs are particularly sultry ballads, so named for their slow-burning quality, and usually coming from the American pop-standard canon.

With such a tight, urgent sound, Songs for Singles is an EP that'll give Torche fans enough new music to whet their appetites, but it's definitely going to leave them hungry for more.

A torch song is a sentimental love song, typically one in which the singer laments an unrequited or lost love, either where one party is oblivious to the existence of the other, where one party has moved on, or where a romantic affair has affected the relationship. The term comes from the saying, "to carry a torch for someone", or to keep aflame the light of an unrequited love. Tommy Lyman started the use in his praise of "My Melancholy Baby".

The Lowdown: Torche return with Admission, their first album in four years, and new to the fold are melodic moments that feel both texturally and structurally drawn from synth pop, offering a shot of distinct and deliberate moody beauty to the proceedings. Those interjections of synth pop aren’t in place of overdriven rock guitars but played alongside them. However, the band seems trepidatious to fully commit to this idea, sprinkling in a few more traditional Torche songs. This is a bit of a shame - not that those more traditional songs are weak, as much as the more adventurous newer songs are stronger. However, given both that Admission is overall a step up from 2015’s Restarter, and that the band was brave enough to pursue these ideas in the first place, one can only imagine the next Torche album will be even better. The group doesn’t appear to be out of ideas quite yet.

Tracklist

A1 U.F.O.
A2 Lay Low
A3 Hideaway
A4 Arrowhead
B1 Shine On My Old Ways
B2 Cast Into Unknown
B3 Face The Wall
B4 Out Again

Credits

  • Bass – Jonathan Nuñez
  • Drums – Rick Smith
  • Guitar, Vocals – Steve Brooks

Notes

Teal vinyl version, limited to 100 copies.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
HH666-207 Torche Songs For Singles ‎(12", EP) Hydra Head Records HH666-207 US 2010
HH666-207 Torche Songs For Singles ‎(12", EP, Pin) Hydra Head Records HH666-207 US 2010
HYH-207 Torche Songs For Singles ‎(CD, EP) Hydra Head Records HYH-207 US 2010
HH666-207 Torche Songs For Singles ‎(12", EP, Whi) Hydra Head Records HH666-207 US 2010
HH666-207 Torche Songs For Singles ‎(12", EP, Red) Hydra Head Records HH666-207 US 2010




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