An Interview with TOUCHE AMORE’s Jeremy Bolm

We interviewed Touche Amore once before, back in the day when they were supporting the release of their 2009 debut album …To the Beat of a Dead Horse. At the time the young post-hardcore band from Burbank, CA were just starting to make a splash in the music scene, and they were doing shows with bands like Thursday and The Fall of Troy.

A lot’s changed since then. Today you know Touche Amore as the massive international touring band that’s put out three successful full-lengths, toured with household names like AFI and Rise Against, and rejuvenated an entire genre almost single-handedly.

In this interview we’ll chat with frontman Jeremy Bolm about the band’s rise to fame, the early days of TA, and some interesting advice for young musicians looking to make their mark.

Here’s what’s covered:

  • 00:04 Glassjaw
  • 02:35 how Earth Crisis inspired him to be straight edge
  • 03:53 Inner Strength (Far, Crosses) & his vinyl collection
  • 06:00 The first Touche Amore show ever
  • 07:13 how he’s grown as a musician
  • 08:33 turning 30 & changes in perspective
  • 09:10 that one time he went to Warped Tour
  • 10:26 his label Secret Voice
  • 11:42 what he looks for in bands that he signs
  • 13:11 advice to young musicians

Bands mentioned in this interview:

  1. Deftones
  2. Quicksand
  3. Earth Crisis
  4. Strife
  5. Drowning Man
  6. Inner Strength (ex-Crosses, Far)
  7. Incubus
  8. Korn
  9. The Urge
  10. Broken Needle
  11. American Nightmare
  12. Thursday
  13. Single Mothers
  14. Weezer

Touche Amore tour dates w/ Tigers Jaw:

Jul 10 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
Jul 11 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
Jul 12 Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
Jul 13 Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar
Jul 15 Long Island, NY @ Revolution Bar & Music Hall
Jul 16 Providence, RI @ Met Café
Jul 17 Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
Jul 18 Quebec City, QC @ L’Agitée
Jul 19 Montréal, QC @ Il Motore
Jul 20 Ottawa, ON @ Ritual
Jul 21 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Jul 22 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Jul 23 Milwaukee, WI @ Rave II
Jul 24 Minneapolis, MN @ The Garage
Jul 25 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
Jul 26 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird