Stage Four is the new album from the Los Angeles band Touché Amoré, and its title is a war emblem of a band both living its dream and marred by loss.
Formed in Burbank, California, across 2007 and 2008, the band’s singular sound, with its melodic sonic assault and impassioned vocals, has grown tighter and more refined through a trio of full-length albums and a series of EP’s and releases. Since those early days, lead singer Jeremy Bolm, guitarists Nick Steinhardt and Clayton Stevens, bassist Tyler Kirby, and drummer Elliot Babin have created a trajectory for themselves through blood, sweat, and tears. And now with Stage Four, their fourth and biggest album to date, they are cementng their status as one of punk music’s most talented, relatable, and visceral acts.
Rising to prominence in the hardcore community through releases on notable labels like No Sleep, 6131, and Deathwish, and on albums like 2009’s …To the Beat of a Dead Horse and 2011’s Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me, Touché Amoré crossed into new territory with the 2013 art-punk masterpiece Is Survived By. Having earned early cred, critcal favor, and legions of fans by playing lengthy tours of all shapes and…[read more…]