Early 2013 will bring a beautiful pairing of two of the most interesting bands playing melodic hardcore today: Touche Amore and Pianos Become The Teeth. The bands will join forces on an upcoming 7” split, to be co-released by Deathwish Inc. and Topshelf Records, out digitally on January 8th and physically on January 22th.
Touche Amore are a thought provoking, passionate band from Los Angeles, CA. Throughout their relentless touring and the release of their album Parting The Sea Between Brightness and Me, Touche Amore have established themselves as one of the most exciting young bands in contemporary hardcore/punk.
Here, Touche Amore offer up the exceptional “Gravity, Metaphorically”, a stripped down and discordant emotional roller coaster of a song. For over four minutes, Touche Amore rattle and buzz through tempo changes and jangly riffs, as vocalist/lyricist Jeremy Bolm pours out his heart and soul in his trademark way. A poignant step forward for a band that continues to impress with every effort.
Pianos Become The Teeth are one of the bands leading the latest generation of emotional hardcore/punk. Led by unique vocalist/lyricist Kyle Durfey, they create moving music with a focus on his powerfully poetic story telling capabilities.
With this release, Pianos Become The Teeth offer up their extraordinary new song “Hiding”. Meandering melodic guitar work weaves in and out before Durfey expels “There’s no good in your eyes anymore…” telling a weighty and complex tale of the subtle nuances of love and conflict. The song continues to push and pull as emotions do throughout it’s five minute run. Slowly building only to beautifully crash in a way that only Pianos Become The Teeth can.
Top photo from BTS exclusive Touche Amore, Circa Survive Denver Photo Review. Photo by Joshua Chase.