When I think of post-hardcore music, Touché Amoré is the first name that comes to mind. They’re everything the genre should be. Loud, fast, angsty, and intelligent.
Fans have been impatiently waiting since the 2013 release of Is Survived By for a release from the band. There have certainly been longer gaps in discographies but this wait seemed to last forever.
The band’s resume has grown pretty impressive since 2009. Being placed on Rock Sound’s Album of the Year list, touring all over the U.S and U.K. with acts like Circa Survive, Rise Against, La Dispute, Every Time I Die, as well as playing endless festival spots.
This new single is said to be about the idea that Jeremy Bolm (vocals) couldn’t ever understand why his mother moved to California in the 1970’s, Bolm comments:
“I assume that because she was from a small town, her eyes were wide with the concept of Hollywood. I’m sure someone else in my family could tell me, but it wouldn’t be her answer. If this song inspires anyone to ask the questions they’ve never asked their loved ones, I’d call it a success.”
Along with the new single came the album release announcement. Stage Four will be available on September 16, 2016 via Epitaph Records. The title of the album is a reference to the fact that it’s the band’s fourth album as well as the fourth stage of cancer, which Bolm’s mother died of in 2014.
You can pre-order the album HERE.
Listen to the new single, “Palm Dreams” below:
Be sure to check out Touché Amoré live at one of their upcoming shows. Get your tickets below.
Aug. 10- Lauchpad, Albuquerque, NM*
Aug. 11- 89TH Street Collective, Oklahoma City, OK*
Aug. 12- The Hi-Tone Cafe. Memphis, TN*
Aug 13- Wrecking Ball Festival, Atlanta, GA
Aug. 14- The Merry Widow, Mobile, AL*
Aug. 15-Gasa Gasa, New Orleans, LA*
Aug. 17- Paper Tiger, San Antonio, TX*
Aug. 18- Tricky Falls, El Paso, TX*
Aug. 19- Club Congress, Tucson, AZ*
*- w/ Ceremony & Gouge Away