Lament, the fifth studio album from Los Angeles post hardcore band Touché Amoré, is out today via Epitaph Records. Known for their ambitious vinyl packaging, the band has launched a Lament Visual Album (YouTube) that features expanded artwork brought to life and in motion by band resident art director & designer Nick Steinhardt.
Since their formation in 2007, Touché Amoré has been burrowing through angst, alienation, cancer, and death throughout four adored studio albums. After over a decade of working through darkness, Lament, finds the light at the end of the tunnel. Through 11 tracks, the Ross Robinson (Slipknot, Korn, At the Drive-In) produced album sees the band tackle themes of fragility, empathy, politics, and love while pushing forward a newfound sense of hope.
Earlier this week, Touché Amoré offered an exclusive look at the making of Lament with part one of their studio documentary courtesy of Revolver, here. The documentary offers a behind the scenes look at the making of the record, as well as, interviews with the band and producer Ross Robinson. Part two of the studio documentary will premiere via Revolver next Tuesday.
In celebration of the release, the band has announced a record release show taking place Monday, October 12 at 6pm PT/9pm ET via Twitch. In addition to the live performance, the event will feature a Q&A with the band, and a DJ set from Jeremy Bolm. Exclusive merch will also be available in conjunction with the livestream including a limited-edition Lament LP limited to 300 units.
EARLY ACCLAIM FOR LAMENT
“real and raw throughout, maintaining an admirable level of warts-and-all vulnerability amidst the clamor” – Stereogum: Album of the Week
“easily the band’s best effort to date” – Outburn (10/10)
“the band’s most engaging and expansive musical outing to date” – Kerrang
“cathartic and dynamic” - New Noise Magazine
“one of the most affecting bodies of work - across any genre - in recent memory." – The Line of Best Fit
LAMENT TRACK LISTING
1. Come Heroine
5. Limelight (ft. Andy Hull)
6. Exit Row
8. A Broadcast
9. I'll Be Your Host
11. A Forecast
ABOUT TOUCHÉ AMORÉ
Formed in Burbank, California, across 2007 and 2008, the band’s urgent sound has grown tighter and more refined through four full-length albums, a series of EPs, and various single releases. Lead singer Jeremy Bolm, guitarists Nick Steinhardt and Clayton Stevens, bassist Tyler Kirby, and drummer Elliot Babin have created a trajectory for themselves through hard work and dedication.
Over the years the band rose to prominence with 2009’s …To the Beat of a Dead Horse, 2011’s Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me, and crossed into new territory with the 2013 art-punk masterpiece Is Survived By. In late 2016 Touché Amoré released their fourth studio album, Stage Four. The album graced many critics’ lists including A.V. Club’s “20 Best Albums of 2016” list, Stereogum’s “50 Best Albums Of 2016” list, and one of the 20 best emo/punk albums of 2016 by Brooklyn Vegan. In celebration of playing their 1000th show in their hometown of Los Angeles to celebrate their 10-year anniversary as a band in 2018, the band released their live album 10 Years / 1000 Shows at The Regent Theater.
And now with, Lament, their triumphant fifth record, Touché Amoré looks back at its past and uses hard-won optimism to point its fans toward hope, and love.