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MIAMI, June 25, 2019 – Torche reveal a third track Admission (July 12, Relapse Records), debuting the album’s title track via Billboard (

““This is a song where the music and the lyrics are a perfect match,” explains guitar player Jon Nunez in the accompanying article. “It’s as if they were meant to go together. What I was going through at the time really came through in the song, and the music I gave Steve definitely brought out some rather painful emotions for him [regarding] losing loved ones and the process you go through after. You could even hear a quiver in Steve’s voice, and it was like, ‘Wow, this is something we haven’t done before.’ Steve tends to be really secretive with his lyrics. He needed a little bit of a push, but I think deep down inside he wanted to get this off his chest.”

The band has given two previous previews of music from the 11-song album with streams of the songs “Slide” ( and “Times Missing” ( The trio of tracks are available as instant downloads with digital pre-orders. Admission is available in various formats (CD/LP/CS/Digital) with several limited edition vinyl versions already sold out. More information can be found via Relapse’s webstore ( 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).


Tour dates:

July 8 Tampa, FL Crowbar

July 9 Jacksonville, FL The Justice Pub

July 10 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506

July 11 Lancaster, PA The Chameleon *

July 12 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance *

July 13 Huntington, NY The Paramount *

July 14 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre *

July 15 Winooski, VT Monkey House *

July 16 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom *

July 17 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls *

July 18 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class

July 19 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall *

July 20 Detroit, MI The Majestic *

July 21 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe *

July 22 Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme

July 23 Palatine, IL Durty Nellies *

July 24 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s *

July 25 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line

July 26 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room *

July 27 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater *

July 28 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room *

July 31 Washington, DC Black Cat ^

August 1 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts ^

August 2 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bazaar ^

August 3 Allston, MA Great Scott ^

August 4 Providence, RI The Met ^

August 5 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lane ^

August 6 Harrisonburg, VA Golden Pony #

August 7 Wilmington, NC Reggie’s 42nd Street Tavern #

August 8 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade #

August 9 Orlando, FL The Plaza &

August 10 Miami, FL Las Rosa’s (FREE SHOW) #

September 21 Asheville, NC Heavy Mountain

November 1-3 Gainesville, FL The Fest

November 9 Austin, TX Levitation

^ (w/ Wear Your Wounds)
# (w/ Whores.)
* (w/ Baroness)
& (w/ Baroness & War On Women)

Torche released their fourth album, and Relapse Records’ debut, Restarter in 2015. The collection found the band on most year-end best of lists with Entertainment Weeklydescribing the album as “gloriously fuzzy, sludgy, hard-hitting” and calling the band members “four of loud rock’s most adroit genre-benders.” The Washington Post called Restarter “otherworldly” and the Chicago Tribune saying “Torche’s music connects muscle, songcraft and drive in a way that few bands of recent vintage can match.”


Photo credit: Dan Almasy