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2012 idgf underground
Touché Amoré is an American post-hardcore band that was formed in 2007. Touché Amoré are noted for fusing influences from Converge, Raein, La Quiete and Pg.99. They have been noted as being a part of screamo revival. The band has also been credited as being a part of a self-proclaimed group of post-hardcore bands called "The Wave", with fellow post-hardcore bands Defeater, La Dispute, Make Do and Mend and Pianos Become the Teeth.
The band released their debut 7" demo on No Sleep Records in September 2008. After a few west coast tours, the band went back into the studio to record their full length entitled ...To the Beat of a Dead Horse. The album was recorded at Earth Capital studios in January 2009. The LP was released in June 2009 on both 6131 and Geoff Rickly of Thursday's Collect Records. The album was met with generally positive reviews from critics including Sputnikmusic, Punknews.org, and Alternative Press. It also made its way onto multiple "Best Albums of 2009" lists.
Touché Amoré's second studio album, Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me was released on June 7, 2011 through independent record label Deathwish Inc. The band worked with producer and engineer Ed Rose at his Black Lodge Recording Studio in Eudora, Kansas. The album received praise from multiple reviewers, as well as being placed Number 6 on Rock Sound's annual "Album Of The Year" chart. Immediate promotion for the albums release in europe lead to being the main support band fro La Dispute with Norwegian hardcore punk band Death Is Not Glamourous also supporting. The tour was from July 27, 2011 and finishing August 12 an its coincided with both La Dispute's and Touché Amoré's apperences at Hevy Festival in the United Kingdom and Ieperfest in Belgium in 2011.
Across late February and March 2012 Touché Amoré toured with Pianos Become the Teeth and British band Basement. The United Kingdom tour features Basement supporting Touché Amoré for half the tour while Pianos Become the Teeth supported the other half. In between the headlined February and March date, the band support Rise Against and Architects in a european tour.
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