Tuesday, January 18, 2011

TORCHE'S NEW GUITAR PLAYER!!

After 2 years of looking for the right guitar player, we've finally found him. We'd like to welcome Andrew Elstner of St. Louis to the Torche quartet!! We're very excited to have him in the band and have already started writing a ton of new material with him this month. Check out the River Front Times' article about him joining the band:

Tilts vocalist/guitarist Andrew Elstner is joining the well-regarded stoner-metal band Torche. The latter group, which has members in Atlanta, Gainesville and Miami, has known Elstner since he was the vocalist/guitarist for Riddle of Steel. When that band ended a few years ago, it coincided with Torche splitting with guitarist Juan Montoya.

"[Torche] singer/guitarrer Steve Brooks found out I was a free agent, and we've been in touch ever since," Elstner says. "He's also a big fan of Tilts too, so we'd been trying to coordinate a jam/hang session for a long time and scheduling has been tough."

That session finally happened this week in Gainesville, Florida -- and by all accounts, it went well.

"It's been sleep, eat, jam since I got here," Elstner says. "Surreal and awesome."

He adds, "I've been looking forward to this for a long time as I'm a huge fan. But I can be shy in a new situation so it wasn't like 'instant awesome.' We'd all hung out a coupla times before, but there needed to be a couple warm-up days before everyone felt 100% comfy I think."

In Torche, Elstner will be playing guitar and contributing back-up vocals -- "and possibly a lead vocal or two," he says. He'll also be moving to Atlanta in March.

"St. Louis, my friends, my family, my bandmates in Tilts -- everyone has been super supportive and crazy excited as I am," Elstner says. "It's been humbling and awesome. No matter how it all ends, I'm having a good time now, spoiled with the musicians in Tilts and Torche alike. I'm very, very lucky."
- Annie Zaleski / River Front Times


15 comments:

FULL RAINBOW said...

Hell yeah. stoked to hear the quartet! we'll be playing Gainesville next month, if ya'll wanna party. Got our new 7inch and shit. stay safe!

alex

Rick said...

When do you all play Gainesville?

FULL RAINBOW said...

Saturday February 12th at The Junkyard!

Rick said...

Shit! I will be in Miami for the Intl Noise Conference... are you all playing in Miami on that tour??

Rick said...

If you all are into it I can try and get you all a Miami show for February 9th. Let me know!

Anonymous said...

shit, no we aren't. we're droppin off in fort myers for a bit to visit with family and hang with dolphins and shit or else we'd totally be down for Miami!fuuuuck

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Seriously, I blew it by not catching you guys at the Bootleg last year, and I'm kicking myself in the ass. Songs For Singles and Meanderthal are goddamn masterpieces and I need those songs to crush my skull live!

I'm writing this here because I don't know where else to do it, and I see tour dates were just posted but no CA. :-(

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