Last October when I did this interview with Thursday, Geoff Rickly talked up Touche Amore and claimed that they were one of the best hardcore bands in LA. So the other night while I was watching “Blossom” reruns and getting drunk on Four Loko, I randomly thought of what Mr. Rickly said and decided to invite the Touche dudes over to find out what they’re all about.
If you’re not too familiar with Touche Amore, allow me to acquaint you: the guys grew up here in Los Angeles, they’ve toured with bands like Thursday, Converge, and The Fall of Troy, and they just put out a 7” split with La Dispute called “Searching for a Pulse/The Worth of the World”. Their drummer Elliot also likes to go shirtless in their van.
The gentlemen came over for an early afternoon chat on Sunday to discuss music, house parties, and why it’s not always the best idea to sing Meat Loaf songs into someone’s bum.
Beginning with how they became friends with Geoff Rickly and Thursday, in their own words, here is Touche Amore on Ryan’s Rock Show: