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Format: CD
Sku: 217020034
UPC: 634457529724
UPC 14: 00634457529724
Release Date: 9/21/2010
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. U.F.O. ~ Torche
2. Lay Low ~ Torche
3. Hideaway ~ Torche
4. Arrowhead ~ Torche
5. Shine On My Old Ways ~ Torche
6. Cast Into Unknown ~ Torche
7. Face the Wall ~ Torche
8. Out Again ~ Torche

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Steve Brooks (vocals, guitar).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Ryan Haft; Jonathan Nunez.
Muze PNote Recording information: La Casa Nu¤ez (12/2009); The Dungeon Recording Studio, Miami, FL (12/2009); La Casa Nu¤ez (12/2009-03/2010); The Dungeon Recording Studio, Miami, FL (12/2009-03/2010).
Muze PNote Photographer: Howard Maxwell Johnston.
Muze PNote After Torche lost guitarist Juan Montoya shortly after the release of their benchmark album, Meanderthal, the metal world waited to see how doom's most likable and upbeat band would shake out after the change. Torche's response comes by way of Songs for Singles, an EP that shows that Steve Brooks and company are still able to crank out the massive, droning pop that everyone has come to expect from them. The loss of Montoya can certainly be heard on the album, as there's a lack of the spacious guitar work that could be found all throughout their self-titled debut and Meanderthal, but Torche seem to be making the loss work for them. Songs like "U.F.O." and "Cast into Unknown" find the band taking a more direct approach to songwriting, opting to speak in short blasts of buzzing guitars and soaring vocals without spending a whole lot of time on drawn-out intros or atmospheric noodling. Clocking in at a little over 20 minutes, Songs for Singles presents a new and improved Torche who are as driving as ever, but with newfound brevity, successfully packing the biggest sound into the smallest package. With such a tight, urgent sound, Songs for Singles is an EP that'll give Torche fans enough new music to whet their appetites, but it's definitely going to leave them hungry for more. ~ Gregory Heaney

Engineer: Jonathan Nunez

Associated Artists and Works

Part Chimp

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/21/2010
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2010
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : HH666 207
Music Label Name Label : Hydra Head
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00634457529724

Professional Reviews

Alternative Press (p.116)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he six minutes of 'Out Again' are predominated by an epic, lushly textured instrumental break that could last forever and still be over all too soon."

Record Collector (magazine)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "Dense of riff and melody...their sledgehammer euphoria is Kyuss gone monster trucking."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Torche
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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