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Touche Amore Dead Horse X

Earlier this year, post-hardcore greats Touche Amore performed their 2009 debut album …To The Beat of a Dead Horse in full on a 10th anniversary tour, and this Friday (8/9), they’ll put out a 10th anniversary edition of the album called Dead Horse X (pre-order). The deluxe edition is limited to 1500 copies and comes with a 148-page book “with hyper detail from the genesis of the band up until Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me” and a foreword by Thursday frontman Geoff Rickly, who sings guest vocals on Dead Horse. There are also photos (with contributions by Angela Owens, Reid Haithcock, Ryan Alysworth and more), flyers, and “even the email of a band member quitting.”

For the anniversary edition of the album, the band re-recorded the whole thing, and while you might sometimes roll your eyes at bands who re-record old material, Touche had a pretty good reason. “We physically couldn’t remix and remaster the 2009 version due to all the files being lost when the hard drive containing them crashed,” frontman Jeremy Bolm says. He also adds that they loved the idea of getting to record the songs with drummer Elliot Babin and bassist Tyler Kirby, both of whom joined Touche shortly after Dead Horse was completed and have been performing those songs with the band for nearly a decade. “We wanted the songs to sound like how we’ve been playing them these last bunch of years. Faster and with more energy,” Bolm adds. They also were able to get Geoff Rickly and the album’s other guest, Modern Life Is War’s Jeff Eaton, to re-record their parts. Here’s Bolm’s full explanation:

We always wanted to have a hardbound book version like all of our other albums, so we waited patiently for the anniversary to make this special. It comes with two LPs. The original album from 2009, as well as a newly re-recorded version which was recorded by Zach Tuch (engineer on our song “Green”) and mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge). You might be asking “Why re-record this album?” Mostly its because we physically couldn’t remix and remaster the 2009 version due to all the files being lost when the hard drive containing them crashed. We also just loved the idea of Elliot and Tyler getting to play on this album as they weren’t in the band at the time. We wanted the songs to sound like how we’ve been playing them these last bunch of years. Faster and with more energy. So thats what you get here. Geoff Rickley (Thursday) and Jeff Eaton (Modern Life is War) both stepped up to re-record their guest spots too. True fucking heroes. This project took over a year of work and was carefully laid out by Nick Steinhardt with reimagined cover art by Bart Balboa (Birds in Row). This is a one time pressing of this deluxe version, limited to 1500 copies. We hope you enjoy.

As Touche Amore fleshed out their sound and started writing more ambitious material over the years, they also began favoring cleaner production, but they kept things raw and bare-bones for this re-recording, as you can hear on the anniversary version of “Suckerfish,” which premieres in this post. It’s all around a little different than the original, but it still retains the humble charm of the band’s debut and it’s a good recording in its own right. Check it out below.

This month, Touche are doing a West Coast tour with the reunited Jeromes Dream and Dangers. And in September/October, they’re trekking across Europe and the UK with their longtime pals Deafheaven and a great newer band, Portrayal of Guilt. All dates are listed below.

In related news, Jeremy Bolm’s other band Hesitation Wounds are releasing their new album Chicanery this month (8/30 via Deathwish). Earlier this week, they put out new single “At Our Best When We’re Asleep.”

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Tracklist
1. And Now It’s Happening In Mine
2. Honest Sleep
3. Cadence
4. Throwing Copper
5. Swimming with Sharks
6. History Reshits Itself (Additional vocals by Geoff Rickly)
7. Suckerfish
8. Broken Records
9. Nine
10. Always Running, Never Looking Back (Additional vocals by Jeff Eaton)
11. Adieux

Touche Amore — 2019 Tour Dates
With Jeromes Dream + Dangers
AUGUST 12: Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
AUGUST 13: San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
AUGUST 14: Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
AUGUST 15: Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
AUGUST 16: Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s
AUGUST 17: Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman
AUGUST 18: Sacramento, CA @Holy Diver

With Deafheaven + Portrayal of Guilt
SEPTEMBER 16: Budapest, Hungary @ A38
SEPTEMBER 17: Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Kino Siska
SEPTEMBER 18: Milan, Italy @ Santeria Social Club
SEPTEMBER 20: Vienna, Austria @ Arena
SEPTEMBER 21: Prague, Czech Republic @ Meet Factory
SEPTEMBER 22: Berlin, Germany @ SO36
SEPTEMBER 23: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
SEPTEMBER 25: Hamburg, Germany @ Markthalle
SEPTEMBER 26: Haarlem, Netherlands @ Patronaat
SEPTEMBER 27: Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof
SEPTEMBER 29: Bristol, UK @ SWX
SEPTEMBER 30: Newcastle, UK @ Riverside
OCTOBER 1: Glasgow, UK @ Garage
OCTOBER 2: Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
OCTOBER 3: London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
OCTOBER 4: Brussels, Belgium @ AB Ballroom
OCTOBER 5: Paris, France @ Trabendo
OCTOBER 7: Cologne, Germany @ Carlswerk Victoria
OCTOBER 8: Munich, Germany @ Backstage Werk
OCTOBER 9: Zurich, Switzerland @ Rote Fabrik
OCTOBER 10: Lyon, France @ Epicerie Moderne
OCTOBER 11: Barcelona, Spain @ Amfest
OCTOBER 12: Madrid, Spain @ Sala Shoko
OCTOBER 13: Porto, Spain @ Amplifest

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