IF THE PEOPLE STARE (EP)

Our new release If the People Stare (EP) is out now! Stream it on Spotify here and you can also download for free or “pay what you want” on our bandcamp. We’re so happy with how it turned out.

The EP was recorded and engineered by David Newton (The Might Lemon Drops, The Henry Clay People, The Soft Pack) at Rollercoaster Studios in Burbank, CA in November 2012. Mastered by Jeff Lipton (Arcade Fire, Wilco) at Peerless Mastering in Boston, MA.

All original artwork done by our very own, Eric Fabbro

REBELLION//OUT OF THE DESERT

Thank you for coming to night 2 of our residency at The Echo last night! Looks like we reached capacity. Let’s do make it happen again next Monday, 5.20!!!

Locos Only & Monday@ The Echo

Vote for Torches “When You Gonna to be aired on KROQ again this Sunday – Locals Only w/ Kat Corbett!

Vote  h e r e

See you on Monday @ The Echo for Night 2 of our May residency!

 

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.

IF THE PEOPLE STARE

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 arrive between 8:30pm and 9pm. Thanks!

Stream & download HERE

Friday w/ Maps & Atlases

San Diego: This Friday we will be supporting Maps & Atlases at Soda Bar! We’re so stoked for this! Get yer tickets here!

WHEN YOU GONNA? – MUSIC VIDEO

Have you seen our music video for WHEN YOU GONNA?

S O O N

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 guests

KROQ presents…
5/13 – “TORCHES DO ARCADE FIRE COVERS” w/ string section

TORCHES
Infantree
Radars to the Sky
Manhattan Murder Mystery

Origami Vinyl Presents…
5/20 – TORCHES: One Year Anniversary of “HEADS FULL OF RUST” album

TORCHES
Nightmare Air
Seasons
TBA

5/27

TORCHES
Mt. Ossa
Owl Fly South

Savage

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 10 @ Velvet Jones – New Noise presents… – Santa Barbara, CA

May 13 @ The Echo – MAY RESIDENCY -FREE – Los Angeles, CA

May 20 @ The Echo – MAY RESIDENCY -FREE – Los Angeles, CA

May 27 @ The Echo – MAY RESIDENCY -FREE – Los Angeles, CA

May 31 @ Milk Bar – San Francisco, CA

June 7, 8 @ Jubilee Festival w/ The Drums, Black Lips, Fool’s Gold and more- Los Angeles, CA

Aug 31 @ Eat, See, Hear – Film, Music & Food Truck Fest – Los Angeles, CA

 

Indecent

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

 

 

R E S I D E N C Y

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 EP, IF THE PEOPLE STARE comes out May 6, night one of our residency. We will be giving out a limited number of physical copies. Yes…free. Get there early. See you in the month of M A Y.

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!

When You Gonna?

Have you heard our new single, “When You Gonna?

Download it here for FREE:

N E U S

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 we have some special peeps coming. We’d love to have your support, as you have always been there w/ us since the start! New songs, new vibes, Making moves…

Purchase tix here: http://www.theecho.com/event/211881-citizens-los-angeles/

I n g e n u e / / M o r e D a n c i n g

Now here’s something we’ve been seriously digging.

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 GRAVIDI on Vimeo.

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 @ The Troubadour 2/13

TROUBADOUR

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 photos from our New Year’s Eve Show @ The Satellite w/ Henry Clay People. It was indeed a memorable night. Thanks to everyone who came out and a big thanks to the Henry Clay People. Enjoi…

Tobi’s 100 Favorite Songs of 2012

“I Want Something” made it onto Tobi Lynn’s (987FM) 100 Favorite Songs of 2012. We are so humbled by this. Check out the list – it’s in alphabetical order.

Tobi’s 100 Favorite Songs of 2012

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 @ The Satellite 12/31. Purchase tix HERE. Gonna be loads of fun.

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 in the band thumping on bass and singing with us through small and big venues all across the US. Eric and I would like to wish her the best and we still love her. It’s not over……The band is not coming to an end. In fact we are far from that and we remain optimistic about our future. We have a new bass player and the songs are sounding better than ever. We’d like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued support towards the band and we cannot wait for what’s next. There are so many great things in store for Torches and we’re very happy and excited to share it all with you. Just wait…

See you this Monday at Bardot? 8:30pm

Underemployed

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 this photo.

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 you everything by Christmas time and if not then for sure by some time in mid January.

Thanks and much luv,

T O R C H E S

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        – Los Angeles, CA

Purchase tix here: http://www.thesatellitela.com/event/170839/

Need Yr Help

Hey y’all,

WE HAVE 17 DAYS LEFT TO RAISE FUNDS TO RECORD OUR NEW EP. ANY CONTRIBUTION WOULD BE IMMENSELY APPRECIATED. PLEASE SHARE THE LINK W/ YR FRIENDS & FAMILY. THX…

MAKE A CONTRIBUTION HERE: TORCHES CAMPAIGN

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 our soundcloud page.

 

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 you can & GET THE WORD OUT. Thank you for your love & support.

Make a Contribution HERE

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 experience proved to be magical…and New York City is the fucking craziest place on Earth. I’d describe it as beautiful, ugly, fast, and congested. I loved every minute of it and so did my band-mates. And now the question is, when will we go back?

Here’s some photos from the tour

TORCHES @ PIANOS – NYC

TORCHES/Washington Park/NYC

More Eric…

MINNEAPOLIS ///

Azad/Eric/Arizona

AZAD/DRIVING

We’d like to thank these people for making our trip as good as it was: Harrison Chu, Max, and Erik in Oakland, Brandon Doo, Vincent Peluce, Justin Cate, Dustin Brown, Jared, all of the dudes in Ninja Turtle Ninja Tiger, Dean & Deb, Stacy Gilbert, Sampson & Gabi, Ciara Duff, Jason Friendt, Luca Sacchetti, Cyn, Rockstar Motel, Jodi @ Chop Suey, Ben Bradley and all of the nice folks in Minneapolis, Eleanor Whitney, Marisha Chinsky, Doug Fallone, Sean Cahill, Melissa Hom, Andrew W.K.  Chiro, Greg & Viv, and anyone else we might be forgetting.

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 NYC for CMJ.

Oct. 15 @ Arlene’s Grocery – New York, NY – 9pm
Oct. 17 @ Lit Lounge – Official CMJ/Rockstar Motel Showcase
-8:30pm

Oct. 19 @ SANTOS w/ ANDREW W.K. – 9pm
Oct. 21 @ Pianos – 8:30pm

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 tour.

Eric//Seattle

Azad/Seattle/Chop Suey

m o r e fotos to come…

 

 

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.

 

US TOUR

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 not yet, but…close-ish. Enough rambling here…check the dates and……….i n v i t e…your friends…and download “Out of the Desert” for FREE.

Out of the Desert – free mp3 download

TORCHES US TOUR 2012

Sept. 26 @ The Roxy w/ Hey Champ! – Los Angeles, CA – Purchase Tickets

Sept. 30 @ Cafe Du Nord w/ Mission Bells – San Francisco, CA

Oct. 2 @ Portland State University – early show – Portland, OR

Oct. 2 @ Bunk Bar – evening show – Portland, OR

Oct. 4 @ Rotture – Portland, OR

Oct. 10 @ Chop Suey – Seattle, WA

Oct. 14 @ Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN

Oct. 15 @ Arlene’s Grocery – New York, NY

 CMJ

Oct. 16 @ CMJ – NY

Oct. 17  @ Rockstar Motel Showcase – Official CMJ Showcase – New York, NY

Oct. 18 @ CMJ – NY

Oct. 19 @ CMJ- NY

Oct. 20 @ CMJ – NY

Oct 21 @ Pianos – NY

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 at the door.


 

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 all the details below.

 

KROQ Presents…TORCHES @ The Satellite 8/25 – Live Review – OWL MAG

Thank you all so very much for attending our KROQ show at The Satellite. The energy going around the room was quite stunning and beautiful. We can’t wait to do it again. Thanks for singing along, clapping, and dancing with us. Here are a few great photos from that show. OWL MAG – LIVE REVIEW

 

 

DAYTROTTER – LISTEN

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…

Daytrotter

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 such as San Francisco, Rock Island, IL, Davenport, Iowa, Austin, Texas, the UK and more. Notable artists such as Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver, Liars, Wilco, Fleet Foxes and many more have done these sessions. So TUNE IN FOR OUR SESSION WHEN IT GOES LIVE THIS THURSDAY!

“We’re giving you exclusive, re-worked, alternate versions of old songs and unreleased tracks by some of your favorite bands and by a lot of your next favorite bands. ”

Daytrotter

KROQ FEATURE

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

I WANT SOMETHING – OFFICIAL VIDEO

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

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 on the road again…hint hint…soon.

SEE YOU AT OUR MUSIC VIDEO RELEASE @ THE ECHOPLEX 7/30. WE’RE GOING TO BE DEBUTING THE VIDEO FOR “I WANT SOMETHING”, DIRECTED BY MIKE JAMES (CELEBRITY REHAB, LIVE NATION, 5 SECOND FILMS). THE SHOW IS FREE AND YOU CERTAINLY DON’T WANNA MISS IT.

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 to the Northwest to tour again in September.

The bodies of water surrounding Washington are nothing short of gorgeous. There is a beautiful lake near by and we plan to go swimming. Anyone up here care to join? We’re all quite grateful to be up here with good company. We’re going to remember these times for the rest of our lives.

Tonight we play at The Comet. We’d like to thank our friend, Jason Friendt who has worked hard to make things happen for us up here in Seattle. T O R C H E S//THE COMET//TONIGHT//9PM//

 

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, and even spend their money on your merchandise. That happened in Portland at Bunk Bar. Until next time…

We’re going to spend the day exploring the city of Olympia and we’re playing a show at Le Voyeur in the evening.

 

 

IT’S ALMOST TIME…

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 doing a DAYTROTTER session? Many of our favorite bands such as Grizzly Bear, Liars, Wilco, Dungen, and Deerhunter have done these sessions.

WE LEAVE IN A 2 DAYS.

Here are our Northwest Tour dates

June 29 @ Meta vinyl – Santa Cruz, CA – 7pm, free show

July 1 @ Ash Street Saloon – Portland, OR –

July 3 @ Bunk Bar– Portland, OR – 9pm

July 5 @ Le Voyeur Café – Olympia, WA – 9:30pm

July 7 @ Private Party – Seattle, WA –

July 8 @ The Comet – Seattle, WA – 9pm

July 10 @ The High Dive – Seattle, WA – 7:30pm

July 14 @ DAYTROTTER – live in studio session

July 14 @ The Make Out Room – San Francisco, CA – 9:30pm