Entries by Torches

South Pas

Here are some photos from the South Pasadena Eclectic Music Fest. Thank you for packing it in and making the show so rad! And…thanks to the photographers: Keith Skelton, Heidi Eckvahl, and Joseph Olender.


Our new EP, IF THE PEOPLE STARE , is out today! Stream it or download  on our bandcamp for free! See you at our EP Release show at The Echo in LA tonight! Very excited to see so many beautiful faces! Show is free, kicks off at 8:30pm, 21+. It WILL be packed, so please […]


Soon…as in less than 2 weeks we will begin our RESIDENCY at THE ECHO in Los Angeles! All four shows are FREE! 5/6. 5/13, 5/20, 5/27. Come to one! Come to all! Spread the word! Gonna be quite the journey! 98.7FM Presents… 5/6 – EP RELEASE “If the People Stare” TORCHES THEblack&THEwhite Halfbluud + special […]


New shows announced! May 3 @ Soda Bar w/ MAPS & ATLASES – San Diego, CA – tickets May 4 @ South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival – South Pasadena, CA – free May 6 @ The Echo – 98.7FM Presents…….Release Show: If the People Stare (EP)         – MAY RESIDENCY -FREE – Los Angeles, CA May […]


Here’s some new press love for T O R C H E S : Indecent Xposure and Austin Town Hall. Feature in INDECENT XPOSURE Austin Town Hall    


We are so proud to announce TORCHES are doing a residency at The Echo in May! The band has been invited to play/showcase every Monday in the month of May. The shows are free & we’re beyond stoked to share our new sounds and experience with a l l  of        y o u. Our new […]

Best New Bands

Thank you all for coming to our show last Friday at The Echo. Turn-out was amazing and the energy was nothing short of a good time! We’ve been featured in Best New Bands! Scheck it out!


Good news, we’d like to announce that we have a new manager. Torches welcomes Ralph Torrefranca to the family and we’re happy to have him. He’s worked with some pretty rad bands such as Local Natives and Other Lives and he’s worked on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel and more. N         E        O        N

Light of D a y

Thought these photos from our recent Troubadour show should see the light of day… In other news, We’d like to invite you to our NEXT LA show at The Echo on Friday 3/22. We’ll be opening for UK band, CITIZENS! Mark your calendars 🙂 This is going to be a big show for us and […]

G R A V I D I // i P A D

Exciting news…our song “I Want Something” is going to be featured in a new iPad app called GRAVIDI! The music video, directed by Mike James will be featured as well. The app makes its premiere at SXSW! Check it!   gravidi – interactive movies, music videos and more – coming soon to your ipad from […]

Jam in the Van

Last October we did a Jam in the Van session in Venice Beach, CA…. watch below. p.s. Next TORCHES show is MONDAY  w/ The Mowgli’s @ The Satellite – FREE –           Los Angeles, CA – 9pm, 21+ Jam in the Van Videos:  

C o n s t e l l a t i o n

Big thanks to everyone who came to The Constellation Room last Saturday! We’d also like to thank He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister for having us. The show sold out and we had a fuck load of fun. Here’s some fotos. ALSO…who’s coming to our show TOMORROW at The Troubadour??? Buy tix here: Torches @ […]


Folks, we are returning to play one of LA’s best indie venues, The Troubadour on February 13! So mark your calendars and come celebrate Azad’s birthday with us and bring the love of your love/valentine along! Purchase tix HERE.

Happy New Year/Neu Fotos

Happy New Year to all of our wonderful friends and family. You helped make 2012 a big year for us and 2013 is going to be even bigger and better. Some amazing things happened last year; some things great and some unexpected, but we c a r r y  o n. Here are some new […]

S c h o o l N i g h t

Thanks for coming out to School Night @ Bardot! We’d also like to thank our friend Chris Douridas and his crew. Torches loved it. Here are some photos from the show. P.S. Have you made plans for New Year’s Eve yet? Well here’s a plan for you…come see TORCHES play with The Henry Clay People […]

New Chapter

We are quite sad to inform you that Bridgette will be leaving Torches. You may ask, why? All we can say is that it came down to irreconcilable differences. We very much enjoyed her 2 year stay with Torches and let’s not forget her contributions to our other monikers/previous incarnations. She played an integral role […]


Okay so we’re late on this post, but our song “Black Magic” was featured on MTV’s Underemployed last Saturday, 12/8. Hope you were able to catch it! The song as well as our album Heads Full of Rust can be purchase right here on iTunes Now . . . let’s all have a laugh at […]

T h a n k s

So our indie-go-go campaign is over. We’d like to thank everyone who made a contribution or shared the link and passed the word along to yer peeps! We’ll keep you all updated through email as to when your packages should be arriving. The EP is still being mastered, so we’re going to try to send […]

Upcoming Shows

H e r e is our upcoming show schedule: Los Angeles peeps, come say hi. Let’s catch up. Dec. 4 @ Detroit Bar – free – Cost Mesa, CA Dec. 17 @ Bardot – SCHOOL NIGHT! – Los Angeles, CA Dec. 31 @ The Satellite – w/ The Henry Clay People: New Year’s Eve Bash […]

Need Yr Help


Free Muzac…

Have you downloaded our two singles, “I Want Something” and “Out of the Desert”? You can listen and download the tracks for free, right below. Click on the song titles to download. I Want Something Out of the Desert Purchase our album, HEADS FULL FULL OF RUST on iTunes. Listen to these two songs on […]

NEW EP/Indie-Go-Go Campaign

Friends & Family, TORCHES are going into the studio to record new music for you. This new EP will consist of 4 songs and will be limited to those who make contributions to our Indie-Go-Go Campaign. We’d love for you to be a part of the process. Please help us by: making a contribution, if […]

Back in LA/Missing NYC

TORCHES are back in the city of Angels. We miss NYC, but we know that we will be back soon enough. The tour was an incredible journey that will forever be ingrained in our brains. We met so many great people along the way and were welcomed by such sweet friends and family. Our CMJ […]

CMJ/NYC 2012

T O R C H E S have finally made it to New York City to play at CMJ Music Marathon. It’s a dream to be able to say we’re playing the same festival as The Walkmen, Death Grips, Local Natives, and so many other amazing artists. Below is our full schedule of shows in […]

R o a d s

T O R C H E S  are currently on a US Tour. As I am typing this we’re in Minneapolis. Tomorrow we will be playing at the Fine Line. The show is free and kicks off at 7:30pm. Come hang out, invite yer friends and family. Luv,                                                                                                                               Azad Here are some fotos from our […]

US TOUR – flyer

This Saturday TORCHES will be leaving Los Angeles to take off on their first US Tour. Check out the flyer below for dates and info. Come catch a show, hang out with us, and invite your friends and family. This has been a dream of ours… Let us know you’re going by RSVP-ing on Facebook. […]


We are about to embark on our first US Tour. CMJ has invited to play their festival in New York and we can’t tell you how stoked we are. We basically did this all ourselves and we can say we’re happy with the shows we got. Torches are close to quitting their jobs? Well, maybe […]

Roxy show w/ Hey Champ!

Thanks for coming to see us playing w/ Sea Wolf. We tried to pretend we’re an acoustic band and we actually had a lot of fun. The show exceeded our expectations. NEXT SHOW IS AT THE ROXY w/ Hey Champ of Chicago….S E E  Y A All ages show, 8pm, $10 online, purchase tickets here.  $12 […]

Show with Sea Wolf!

We are so very pleased to announce that will be opening for Sea Wolf! The show takes place at Federal Bar in North Hollywood and is being presented by Go Music Supervision/Gary Calamar of KCRW. Just in case you kids forget this is an all ages show, so bring all your friends! You can find […]


Finally…our DAYTROTTER session is available for you to hear! This 4 song session was such a incredible experience for us and there are so many bands we look up to who have done these sessions. We changed up some of the arrangements ever so slightly. Listen and share with your world.

Filter Magazine Feature

TORCHES’ new video for “I Want Something” is featured in Filter Magazine. We’ve been reading Filter for years and we couldn’t be more ecstatic. TORCHES made the main page on their website, right next to one of our favorites, Sigur Ros. Take a glimpse at the feature and watch the video again…and again…and again…


Friends, our Daytrotter session goes live this Thursday! Spread the word and be sure to check out our session. You should create a 14-day free trial account or if you’re feeling really nice and supportive, start a monthly membership with them for $2 a month. Daytrotter consists of special live in studio sessions in locations […]


KROQ featured our new video for I WANT SOMETHING Enter their contest for a chance to win a pair of tickets to our show that KROQ is presenting. TORCHES @ The Satellite Sat, Aug. 25!!! check it out HERE


We’d like to share our brand spakin’ new video..”I WANT SOMETHING” with you. Get through the whole thing…you won’t regret it. Directed by Mike James (5 Second Films, Live Nation, Sasquatch Festival, Celbrity Rehab). Share this with your friends. Enjoy!


BACK IN LA… Our first extensive Northwest Tour is over and the feeling is bittersweet, but it’s nice to be back home in the company of our good friends and family. We made good connects and sold much more albums then we expected. This was a tremendously beautiful experience and we cannot wait to get […]

S e a t t l e

So we’ve been in Seattle for a few days, enjoying the green environment and clear skies. Last night we played a house party for family and friends. It was a nice change of pace from what we’re used to i.e. bars and venues. This tour continues to surprise us…I’m glad we’ll be coming back up […]

  Our Northwest tour has been great so far…we’ve played in Santa Cruz, a couple Shows in Portland, and are set to play in Olympia, WA tonight. Bunk Bar in Portland was by far our best show yet. It’s crazy how sometimes a bunch of strangers will focus all of their attention on you, dance, […]


The band is about to head out on tour…Invite your friends and family to come see Torches play…right here This is our first extensive Northwest tour and we couldn’t be happier to take off again and this time in support of our very first album, HEADS FULL OF RUST Also did we mention we are […]