Formed in 2007, Los Angeles, California's Touche Amore blend jangly post-hardcore with emotionally raw screamo to create their unique sound.
Made up of singer Jeremy Bolm, guitarists Clayton Stevens and Nick Steinhardt, bassist Tyler Kirby, and drummer Elliot Babin, the band has a plaintive and emotionally intense sound that blends the influence of bands like Jawbox
into something strangely coherent. Touche Amore made their debut in 2009 with To the Beat of a Dead Horse, an album that would eventually gain the attention of Jacob Bannon's label Deathwish, Inc
., which released their follow-up effort, Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me, in 2011, as well as their third album, Is Survived By, in 2013. After finishing up the tour in support of Is Survived By, the band decamped to L.A.'s Seagrass Studio with producer Brad Wood (Sunny Day Real Estate
, Smashing Pumpkins
) to begin work on a new album. The resulting Stage Four was released in 2016 via Epitaph
. ~ Gregory Heaney, Rovi