#touchéamoré I remember 8 years ago you reboggled one of the gifs I made out of the video “Home Away From Here” - probably my proudest moment on the good ol’ Tumblr, ha. Great show tonight, thanks for the experience. ❤️ #sesh
Artist: Touché Amoré
Album: ...To The Beat of A Dead Horse
Fav Track: Honest Sleep
Variant: Opaque Pink
I’ve personally always preferred shorter albums, and Touché Amoré are the masters at writing short yet very effective and touching songs. This is their first album, and my personal favorite of theirs, and as far as I’m concerned there is not a single bad song on here. Their vocalist Jeremy has a vocal style that perfectly sits on the line between yelling and screaming and it makes his fantastic lyrics and songwriting stand out that much more. He truly is a master lyricist in my opinion. You can hear how much thought and feeling go into every song he writes, and their live performance only expands on that. You can feel how much work goes and passion goes into their music from the moment they start playing to the end. That’s why they are one of my favorite bands to see live.
Also thank you to @fairygothm0ther for giving me a bunch of really cool records including this one and my The Story So Far Self-Titled I posted on Tuesday 🙏🏻
Touché Amoré - ...To The Beat Of A Dead Horse
This record turned 10 years old on 4th of August 2019. How time flies, almost similar to the length of this full-length debut by TA. Clocking in at just 18 minutes and 26 seconds, it is momentary but packed with emotion and aggression. One of their best song writings and Jeremy Bolm’s lyrics are just pure poetry.
I was not born with a strong voice;
it’s never been one to boom.
But I’ll be damned to go out quiet,
if it’s the only thing I’ll lose.
Live @chainreactionca | 8.14.19
with support by @jeromesdreamforever & Dangers
Chain is a small and intimate venue which makes watching a band like Touché there a true pleasure.
The band totally killed it!
This show was a celebration for the 10th anniversary of their first full length album “To the beat of a dead horse”, which they played in its entirety.
There was a positive energy in the room that was apparent and the crowd was screaming along with every word as people flew off the stage and into the crowd. Watching TA perform live never gets old. The band has a saying they stick to which is “don’t over play your hometown”. Although they’re from Los Angeles, I still consider Chain a hometown show for them and the wait was long enough to have me chomping at the bit. Which made this show extra sweet for me!
It’s been a moment since I’ve been to chain, but being back brings back so many good memories. I’ve watched countless shows there. I also had the honor of playing there a few times in the past with the bands I was in, and always had fun making new friends there. Not much has changed. The walls are still covered with band tees from past noteworthy touring bands. The only major change is they SELL BEER NOW. Which is crazy because they were forever known for being a dry venue. In the mid 00’s they even had a phone line that had a recorded message “Chain Reaction does not serve alcohol so please leave yours at home”. If any of you remember this, you are truly epic.