Torche Announce New Album “Admission”; Stream “Slide,” Announce Tour Dates

Torche release Admission, the band’s fifth album, and first new music since 2015’s critically-lauded Restarter, on July 12 via Relapse Records.

“This album is more revealing of who we are. I think the core of the band is happier and more inspired than we have been in some time, and we’ve got somebody new who’s excited to be a part of it. It’s just refreshing. It feels right. It feels real,” says guitar player Jon Nuñez, referencing the band’s new line-up which includes a shift from bass to guitar for Nuñez and the addition of bass player Eric Hernandez (Wrong). Steve Brooks (guitar/vocals) and Rick Smith (drummer) round-out the band.

“Slide,” a new song from the Nuñez produced album, is streaming now: “’Slide’ is one of the first songs Eric came to the table with, fully realized and arranged,” explains Smith. “Eric is a total beast of a songwriter. I suggested he use the first three Gary Numan records as inspiration and he came back at us with some melodically sound material that nailed the Torche vibe.”

The new song arrives as Torche announce their first wave of tour dates, including performances at this year’s Levitation, The Fest and Sled Island festivals. Tickets for all non-festival dates are on-sale this Friday at 10 am eastern.

Admission track list:

  1. From Here

  2. Submission

  3. Slide

  4. What Was

  5. Times Missing

  6. Admission

  7. Reminder

  8. Extremes of Consciousness

  9. On The Wire

  10. Infierno

  11. Changes Come

Admission pre-orders are available now via Relapse’s webstore ( The 11-song album is available in various formats (CD/LP/CS/Digital) with several highly-limited colored vinyl options on-sale now. The album artwork was created by Richard Vergez, a Cuban-American visual artist, who is known for his handmade collages that highlight the meeting of human and technological elements in our modern society. His work has been shown at No Romance Galleries (TriBeCa), Urban Arts Society (Chicago) and Kids of Dada (London).

Tour dates:

May 31 Chicago, IL Chicago Doomed and Stoned Festival

June 15 Denver, CO Electric Funeral IV

June 20 Calgary, AB Sled Island

July 26 Tampa, FL The Crowbar

July 27 Jacksonville, FL The Justice Pub

July 28 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506

July 31 Washington, DC Black Cat

August 1 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts

August 2 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bazaar

August 3 Allston, MA Great Scott

August 4 Pawtucket, RI The Met

August 5 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom

August 6 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club

August 7 Wilmington, NC Reggie’s 42nd Street Tavern

August 8 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade

August 9 Orlando, FL  Henao Center

August 10 Miami, FL  Las Rosa’s

September 21 Asheville, NC Heavy Mountain

November 1-3 Gainesville, FL The Fest

November 9 Austin, TX Levitation

About RJ Frometa

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