Torches are an LA indie rock band that I had the pleasure to work with during our summer Sunday music series, Everything Under the Sunday, and it was apparent that this trio were really onto something. On their first LP, they affixed their new name to their sound and with the first track off of the upcoming EP ‘If the People Stare’, they’re proving that they are continually evolving and maturing that sound.
‘When You Gonna' is a stirring track that starts with boisterous drums and a driving bass, charged by melody-laden guitar riffs and arpeggiated synths fluttering in and out. The pace picks up on the chorus where Eric Fabbro (drums) adds hi-hat flashes as Azad (guitar/singer) deftly traces his soft-spoken vocals with his guitar hooks and Braeden Henderson (bass) echos the inquisitive lyrics with her own haunting vocals.
Stream/download ‘When You Gonna' above and the full EP is available to download at pay-what-you-choose!
Torches will be co-headlining with another FTH favorite and Sunday-alumni band, the Lonely Wild, at the Echoplex on Friday November 8th.