Premiere: Torches, ‘Tongues’

Torches (Photo by Sinziana Velicescu)
Torches (Photo by Sinziana Velicescu)

Torches — L.A. indie-rockers Azad Cheikosman and Eric Fabbro — spent much of last year touring and working on music to follow up their mid-2014 EP “Endlessly Repeating.” Oh, and thinking about direction. The dreamy, lush new single “Tongues,” recorded with Adam Lathrum at the Fortress and mixed by Chandler Harrod, will be released as a 7-inch by Converse, but it isn’t likely to be on an EP Torches have planned for this spring or summer “because of how different the other songs are,” Cheikosman says. A favorite at live shows, the song “presented itself as a sonic stepping stone towards the discovery of an entirely new sound,” he adds. Here, the twinkling guitars, sheen of synth and plaintive vocals all make for contemplative reverie. The context? “The weight of one’s words can hold so much power,” Cheikosman says. “At some point I discovered how easy it is to be transparent. Don’t hide your love, show it.”

||| Stream: “Tongues”

||| Previously: “Freak”