Torche Covers Guided by Voices on New Split With Part Chimp
The marvelous Miami metal men of Torche, who released our No. 3 favorite local album last year, are impressing us again. This time they're covering a trio of songs by the Ohio lo-fi behemoths Guided by Voices for their side of a Chunklet-commissioned split 12-inch with London noise act Part Chimp. This actually makes a lot of sense when you consider Steve Brooks' gorgeous, stadium-ready voice, and there's proof!
The songs in question are "Exit Flagger" and "Unleashed! The Largehearted Boy" from GBV's 1993 fuzz-terpiece Propeller and "Postal Blowfish," a fan favorite from that same era that was an outtake from the storied Bee Thousand sessions (and later added on its 2004 reissue). Why the guys didn't try their hand at "Christian Animation Torch Carriers," we will hopefully find out soon.
The split came about after the Georgia-based music humor magazine Chunklet staged a 20-band showcase during South by Southwest five years ago. Torche and Part Chimp intermingled and likely said something of the "have your friends call my friends, and we can be friends" variety. And a half-decade later, friends called back!
Luis Fonsi Love + Dance World Tour
TicketsFri., Sep. 22, 8:00pm
Young the Giant: Home of the Strange Tour
TicketsSat., Sep. 23, 7:00pm
David Cook with special guest Kathryn Dean
TicketsSat., Sep. 23, 7:30pm
Arcade Fire - Infinite Content 2017
TicketsSat., Sep. 23, 8:00pm
ISSUES - Headspace Tour
TicketsSun., Sep. 24, 6:00pm
For a taste of what's to come, here's Torche covering "Exit Flagger" and "Unleashed! The Largehearted Boy" live:
Get the Things to Do Newsletter
Find out about upcoming events and special offers happening in South Florida.