by Andrew Sacher

photo: Torche at IO Northside 2014 at 285 Kent (more by Harriet Roberts)

As you may know, sludge popsters Torche are putting out their new album, Restarter, on February 24 via Relapse, and they've now announced a tour in support of it with their labelmates Nothing. (That's a great double bill.) The tour hits NYC on March 26 at Saint Vitus. Tickets are not on sale yet, but should be soon via Ticketfly. All dates are listed below.

Torche have already released two songs from the new album, and if you haven't heard those yet you can check them out below. Nothing's most recent release is their split with their pals Whirr on Run for Cover, which has them sounding a bit more alternative rock-inspired than their shoegazey Guilty of Everything LP. Stream that split in full below too.


Torche - "Annihilation Affair"

Torche - "Minions"

Whirr / Nothing split

Torche -- 2015 Tour Dates
January 16 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggy's*
January 17 Wilmington, NC Ziggy's by the Sea*
January 18 Tallahassee, FL Pug's Live*
January 19 Gainesville, FL The Atlantic*
January 20 Ybor City, FL Crowbar*
January 21 Miami, FL Grand Central*
March 6 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade#
March 7 Birmingham, AL The Bottletree#
March 8 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon#
March 9 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's Downstairs#
March 10 Austin, TX Red 7#
March 11 Dallas, TX Club Dada
March 12 Memphis, TN The Hi-Tone#
March 13 St. Louis, MO The Firebird#
March 14 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle#
March 15 Milwaukee, WI The Cactus Club#
March 17 Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop#
March 18 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme#
March 20 Detroit, MI The Pike Room#
March 21 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace#
March 22 Montreal, QC Bar Le Ritz#
March 23 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place#
March 25 Boston, MA Great Scott#
March 26 Brooklyn, NY St. Vitus#
March 27 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts#
March 28 Richmond, VA Strange Matters
March 29 Washington, DC DC 9
May 2 Leipzig, DE Taubchental
May 3 Wroclaw, PL Asymmetry Festival
May 4 Prague, CZ 007
May 5 Munich, DE Ampere
May 6 Milan, IT Lo Fi Club
May 8 Barcelona, SP Rocksound
May 9 Madrid, SP Boute Live!
May 10 Lisbon, PT Musicbox
May 11 Bilbao, SP Kafe Antzokia
May 13 Zurich, SZ Dynamo
May 14 Wiesbaden, DE Schlachthoff
May 15 Cologne, DE Underground
May 16 Berlin, DE Hafenklang
May 18 Nijmegen, NL Merelyn
May 19 Haarlem, NL Patronaat
May 20 Paris, FR Glazart
May 21 Antwerp, BE Kavka
May 22 London, UK Underworld ^
May 23 Leeds, UK Belgrave Social Club ^
May 24 Galway, IR Roisin Dubh
May 25 Cork, IR Craine Lane
May 26 Dublin, IR Grand Social
May 27 Belfast, IR The Limelight
May 28 Glasgow, UK CCA %
May 29 Manchester, UK Sound Control %
May 30 Bristol, UK Temples Festival
May 31 Nimes, FR This is Not a Love Song
June 1 Nantes, FR Le Ferrailleur

* - w/ Municipal Waste
# - w/ Nothing
^- w/Part Chimp and Henry Blacker
% - w/Kings and Henry Blacker