|Origin||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Genres||Post-hardcore, screamo, melodic hardcore, hardcore punk|
|Years active||2007 (2007)–present|
|Labels||Deathwish, 6131, No Sleep|
|Past members||Tyson White|
Touché Amoré is an American post-hardcore band that was formed in 2007. The band consists of lead vocalist Jeremy Bolm, guitarists Clayton Stevens and Nick Steinhardt, with Tyler Kirby on bass guitar and drummer Elliot Babin. They have released two studio albums and several EPs. They released ...To the Beat of a Dead Horse in 2009 and their second album Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me was released in 2011.
Touché Amoré are noted for their honest and confessional lyrics, for fusing influences from Converge, Raein, La Quiete and Pg.99 and for being a part of screamo revival. The band has also been credited as being a part of a self-proclaimed group of post-hardcore bands called "The Wave", with fellow post-hardcore bands Defeater, La Dispute, Make Do and Mend and Pianos Become the Teeth. But Bolm considers The Wave as less specific and also includes bands Tigers Jaw, Title Fight, Balance And Composure, Former Thieves and Into It. Over It.
The band released their debut 7" demo on No Sleep Records in September 2008. After a few west coast tours, the band went back into the studio to record their full length entitled ...To the Beat of a Dead Horse. The album was recorded at Earth Capital studios in January 2009. The LP was released in June 2009 on both 6131 and Geoff Rickly of Thursday's Collect Records, both of whom were in a partnership in the release. The album was released only on LP format and Digital. The album was met with generally positive reviews from critics including Sputnikmusic, Punknews.org, and Alternative Press. It also made its way onto multiple "Best Albums of 2009" lists.
Touché Amoré's second studio album, Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me was released on June 7, 2011 through independent record label Deathwish Inc. The band worked with producer and engineer Ed Rose at his Black Lodge Recording Studio in Eudora, Kansas. Bolm considers the album lyrically to centre round the deterioration of relationships and finding comfort in the distance from home while touring, also saying "it [the album] became relative to everything that was going on at that moment." The album received praise from multiple reviewers, as well as being placed Number 6 on Rock Sound's annual "Album Of The Year" chart at the end of 2011. Immediate promotion for the albums release in Europe lead to being the main support band for La Dispute with Norwegian hardcore punk band Death Is Not Glamourous also supporting. The tour started July 27, 2011 and finishing August 12 and coincided with both La Dispute's and Touché Amoré's appearances at Hevy Festival in the United Kingdom and Ieperfest in Belgium.
In December 2011, when Night Terror did reunion shows Touché Amoré supported. Jeremy Bolm stated they only managed to get the support slot because they had the same booking agent. Bolm also spoke about just how much of an influence American Nightmare were on the band "American Nightmare were one of the first big influences we had when Touché Amoré started."
Across late February and March 2012 Touché Amoré toured with Pianos Become the Teeth and British band Basement. The United Kingdom tour features Basement supporting Touché Amoré for half the tour while Pianos Become the Teeth supported the other half. In between the headlined February and March date, the band support Rise Against and Architects in a European tour. Touché Amoré performed a new song at live shows whilst touring Europe. The song was tentatively titled C Beat and is titled based on it being in a drop C tuning. In May 2012 Touché Amoré recorded and a released a live extended play called Live on BBC Radio 1. The EP contains four recorded tracks and features Jordan Dreyer of La Dispute as guest vocals on one of the tracks.
The band toured as support with Circa Survive in the Fall of 2012.
It has been announced that the band will be touring Europe and the UK with Converge (band) in November/December 2012.
On May 8, 2013 the band updated their Facebook profile announcing that they would be releasing a new album in fall 2013 on Deathwish Inc..
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