Gouge Away sign to Deathwish for new LP (co-produced by Jeremy of Touche Amore)
Gouge Away have signed to Deathwish, who will release the band’s sophomore album later this year. It follows their great 2016 debut album , Dies and last year’s “Swallow” b/w “Sweat” single which came out on Touche Amore vocalist Jeremy Bolm’s Secret Voice imprint. Deathwish discussed how Gouge Away’s relationship with Touche Amore (who they’ve toured with more than once) led to the signing:
The backstory on how Gouge Away came to be on Deathwish Inc. is not an uncommon one (getting signed after being vouched for by artists from the roster), but one that’ll make you root for them as if they were your home team. Vocalist Christina Michelle met Touche Amore vocalist Jeremy Bolm in 2012 and developed a friendship that started before Gouge Away took form. Soon after, Gouge Away released their praised debut LP , Dies and Bolm reached out to take the band on tour with Touche Amore and Ceremony. “You know that feeling you get when you see something you know is important? Whether its a film, a photo, a painting, or a performance… that’s the feeling you’re left with after this band engages you,” said Bolm.
Excited and enthralled by the incredible dynamic that Gouge Away brought and the strong friendship that formed, Bolm then released their follow up EP “Swallow b/w Sweat” on his imprint record label Secret Voice. In 2017, Gouge Away once again supported Touche Amore on a second full U.S. tour where Deathwish Inc. co-founder Tre McCarthy attended the Philadelphia date and was witness to the band’s mesmerizing set. Now that it’s time to do a follow up LP, it only makes sense for them to move up and release their much anticipated follow-up on Deathwish Inc.
Gouge Away’s Deathwish debut was co-produced by Jeremy Bolm, along with Jack Shirley (who’s worked with Deafheaven, Joyce Manor, Jeff Rosenstock, and others). Info on that is still TBA, but in the meantime, stream their 2017 single below.
Gouge Away’s only upcoming tour date at the moment is LA’s Sound and Fury Festival in June with Negative Approach, Ceremony, Citizen, Drug Church, Razorbumps, Red Death, and more.