Interviews

Torche's Steve Brooks: I Cringe Listening to Myself Covering Guided by Voices

Miami's infectious metal outfit Torche recently recorded three covers of indie-rock stalwarts Guided by Voices for a split 12-inch record with their equally infectious buddies (and tourmates) Part Chimp. The record is set for a limited 500-copy release by Chunklet in November, and from what we've heard of the stuff recorded and mixed by Jonathan Nuñez at Pinecrust Studio in Miami, it's going to be a doozy.

Yesterday, we posted details from the record and hooked you up with Torche covering the GBV staple "Exit Flagger."


Torche frontman Steve Brooks is a massive fan of all things Guided by Voices and especially frontman/mastermind Robert Pollard. During his drive from Atlanta to Miami, where the plan is to finish writing the next Torche record, Brooks told County Grind that Pollard inspired him to write very short songs on the very first -- and very heavy -- Floor album and recalls an all-GBV covers set he performed in Miami a decade ago.

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