Touché Amoré To Release “The Art Of Touché Amoré” Book In January

Touché Amoré have announced that they will be releasing a new art book, titled “The Art Of Touché Amoré,” on January 26. Pre-orders are available HERE and fans that purchase it before December 3 will receive a signed card.

A description of the book was shared in a press release:

“THE ART OF TOUCHÉ AMORÉ is a 416-page softcover behemoth that features virtually every bit of art over the band’s now 12-year career, primarily from the hands of band’s guitarist and resident art director/designer Nick Steinhardt.

The book includes artwork from their highly collectible sold-out deluxe album releases alongside the lyrics that inspired. An additional archive section features an expansive catalog of tactile seven-inch releases, tour posters, and merchandise from their beginnings in 2007 to their most recent release, Lament (2020).

Noted indie music writer and longtime Touché Amoré analyst, Ian Cohen wrote the narration for the book and interviewed creative collaborators Ryan Aylsworth (photographer), Anthony Gerace (collage artist), and George Clarke (photographer), while vocalist Jeremy Bolm penned the Introduction, and Steinhardt helmed the foreword.”

Steinhardt added

“Given the number of years we’ve been at this and the limited availability of our most expansive releases, we realized that even some of our most enthusiastic fans either weren’t aware of or haven’t had the chance to see the full vision of our album packages. There is a larger story to tell than just a singular album cover: the intertwining of our music, lyrics and art, inspiration and anecdotes on the creative process, in one thorough volume. I wanted to approach this from the perspective of a completist fan, curious nascent artist, die-hard music lover, print packaging nerd, or all of the above.”

Touché Amoré Announce North American Tour With Vein.FM, Dogleg, Etc.

Touché Amoré have announced a headlining North American tour with Vein.FM and Dogleg. Thirdface and Foxtails will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Thirdface:

03/04 Oakland, CA – Starline
03/05 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco
03/06 San Diego, CA – Soma Side Stage
03/08 Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
03/10 Austin, TX – Mohawk
03/11 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
03/12 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Studio
03/14 Orlando, FL – Social
03/15 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade

With Foxtails:

03/16 West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
03/18 Washington, DC – Black Cat
03/19 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
03/20 New York City, NY – Irving Plaza
03/22 Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
03/23 Boston, MA – Paradise
03/24 Montreal, QC – Fairmount Theatre
03/25 Toronto, ON – Velvet underground
03/26 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
03/28 Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam
03/29 Chicago, IL – Metro
03/30 St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
04/01 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
04/02 Salt Lake City, UT – Soundwell
04/05 Calgary, AB – Commonwealth
04/06 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
04/08 Vancouver, BC – Venue
04/09 Seattle, WA – Crocodile
04/10 Portland, OR – Star Theater
04/12 Santa Cruz, CA – Atrium at Catalyst

Touché Amoré Release Demos From “Lament” Sessions

Touché Amoré have released a new demo collection from the sessions for their latest album “Lament.“ The band said the following:

“Our second self-released full length LP Lament (Demos) is officially out today. Some of these instrumental recordings date from the 2019 Dead Horse X sessions with Zach Tuch all the way thru going in with Alex Estrada to demo the week prior to recording the actual album. The artwork is based on the original cover from when the record was temporarily going to be self-titled, stripped of its color to indicate its “sketch phase.” For those looking closely, the back cover gives clues to Jeremy’s original running order. Printed on reverse board, die cut lettering shows through to a heavyweight black inner sleeve, and a collage of notes and gear used decorating the jacket interior.”

Touché Amoré Release Cover Of Guided By Voices’ “Game Of Pricks”

Touché Amoré have released a cover of Guided By Voices’ “Game Of Pricks.” This track features Barry Johnson (Joyce Manor) and it can be purchased through Bandcamp.

Touché Amoré Share Footage Of Entire Virtual “Lament” Album Release Show

Touché Amoré previously celebrated the release of their new album “Lament” with an October livestream concert. Now, the band have uploaded the full performance to YouTube. You can check that out below:

Touché Amoré Premiere “Lament” Video

Touché Amoré have premiered a new video for the title track of their latest album “Lament.” That effort was officially released last month.

Nick Steinhardt commented:

“The original concept centered around being used up and tossed aside over and over again until you’ve had enough. Told through the story of earth and clay, pot and plant, the interplay between a lifeform and vessel, constraint versus freedom, nourishment and depletion via a symbiotic relationship. The poetic and dark nature of Sujin Kim’s work immediately resonated with me, and it became clear from our initial conversations about words and meaning that a conceptual approach was just as important as the overall aesthetic.

Aside from the time-intensive nature of CGI itself, we began diving into my initial treatment, discussing lyrical themes on a deep intellectual level. We touched on topics ranging from the Japanese art of ceramic repair to the unusual flora and peeling bark of rare trees from Mexico and Socotra.”

Touché Amoré Premiere “Reminders” Music Video

Touché Amoré have premiered a new video for their new song “Reminders.“ This track is from the band’s new album “Lament,“ which will be released October 9.

The following was said about the song:

“The track was born out of the overwhelming anxiety that came from the controversial end result of Trump’s impeachment trial. The verses scream of political distress while the chorus is a peak at vocalist Jeremy Bolm’s attempt to calm himself down. ‘I think when we are all panicking, we need to have those reminders that there’s love out there for us whether we believe it or not and that’s all that we can really trust to save us.'”

Jeremy Bolm also added the following about the video:

“The music video for ‘Reminders‘ conceptually was driven by bringing some joy to everyone’s timelines. If we can provide even just three minutes of joy to someone right now that’s enough for us, and who doesn’t love seeing awesome people and their pets? Putting this video together was such a pleasure because it involved talking to friends we love and getting wholesome footage in return. The people involved include artists we admire and contributors to the album. We hope you love it as much as we do.”

Touché Amoré Premiere “Limelight” Video

Touché Amoré have premiered a new video for their song “Limelight.” This track features Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull and it will appear on the band’s new album “Lament,” which is set to be released on October 9.

Touché Amoré Premiere New Song “I’ll Be Your Host”

Touché Amoré have premiered a new song titled “I’ll Be Your Host.” This track is from the band’s new album “Lament,” which will be released on October 9. Jeremy Bolm commented:

“‘I’ll Be Your Host‘ is a song about the overwhelming nervousness I get when someone approaches me and talks to me about their dead loved ones. I feel horrible because I 100% understand why they’re sharing it with me. It’s hard having to stomach tragic story after tragic story while sometimes being asked advice when I absolutely don’t have the answers.”