Today, L.A.-based post-hardcore band Touché Amoré premiere their new single “Rapture.” The fourth offering from Touché Amoré’s upcoming album Stage Four, “Rapture” reveals the acclaimed indie band’s more art-rock-leaning sensibilities.
Out September 16th, Stage Four marks the most deeply personal album yet from Touché Amoré lead singer Jeremy Bolm, guitarists Nick Steinhardt and Clayton Stevens, bassist Tyler Kirby, and drummer Elliot Babin. The follow-up to their 2013 art-punk masterpiece Is Survived By, the band’s fourth album centers on the death of Bolm’s mother, who passed away from cancer in 2014. Touché Amoré created Stage Four with producer Brad Wood, delivering their most urgent yet nuanced work to date: a haunting and challenging but ultimately rewarding listen.
“With this record being so heavy, content-wise, I also think it’s our catchiest,” says Bolm. “I never sang before, so I took a chance with that. I’m so thankful that everybody involved has been so supportive and delicate with the subject matter.”
Touché Amoré is also hosting a pop-up gallery of 28 original works by London-based collage artist Anthony Gerace. Working in collaboration with Steinhardt (Touché Amoré’s resident art director/designer) and photographer Ryan Aylsworth, Gerace recently documented Bolm’s clearing of his mother’s belongings from her longtime home in a powerful before-and-after book.
The pop-up gallery will be at 1814 Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles, with the show running from September 14th to September 17th. From 7 pm to 10 pm on September 14th, Touché Amoré and Gerace will host an opening reception and sign advance copies of their art book.
Touché Amoré will soon tour in support of Stage Four, including performances at Riot Fest Chicago. Additionally, Touché Amoré will play an in-store at Fingerprints in Long Beach, CA, on September 21st.
TOUCHÉ AMORÉ TOUR DATES
Sep 16 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
Sep 24 Pomona, CA – Fox Theater Pomona
Oct 12 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
Oct 13 Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
Oct 14 Lansing, MI - The Loft
Oct 15 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
Oct 16 Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
Oct 17 Buffalo, NY - Waiting Room
Oct 18 Toronto, ON - Mod Club
Oct 20 Ottawa, ON - Zaphod Beeblebrox
Oct 21 Montréal, QC - Bar Le Ritz
Oct 22 Providence, RI - Met Café
Oct 23 Hamden, CT - The Ballroom
Oct 24 Oneonta, NY - SUNY Oneonta Hunt Union Ballroom
Oct 25 Asbury Park, NJ - House of Independents
Oct 27 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
Oct 28 Virginia Beach, VA - Shaka's
Oct 29 Wilmington, NC - Ziggy's
Oct 31 Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theater
Nov 01 Louisville, KY - The New Vintage
Nov 02 St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
Nov 03 Little Rock, AR - Revolution Music Room
Nov 04 Austin, TX - Sound on Sound
Sep 24 with Balance & Composure; co-headline date with Hum
Oct 12-Nov 3, with Tiny Moving Parts and Culture Abuse.