Noise rock band Torche has announced plans to release a split 12″ of Guided By Voices covers with Brit-rock group Part Chimp. Chunklet will release only 500 copies of the album this November. The bands will celebrate the release by touring the same month, and for Part Chimp, it’ll be its last visit ever to the States.
 
The first track, Torche’s take on “Exit Flagger,” keeps with the spirit of the original, only Torche churns out the main riff at twice the volume and twice the crunchy-ness. The song was already kind of a punk song to begin with, what with its looping core-riff and chorus. Now though, with the decibels cranked up, punk makes the leap to metal. The album art is very Part Chimp: metal Gorillas with laser guns. Check below for the bands’ tour dates, and keep an eye on the horizon November 5 for that 12″.
 
Tour Dates For Part Chimp And Torche:
11/05 – Durham, NC – Motorco
11/06 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
11/07 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
11/08 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met Cafe
11/09 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
11/10 – Washington, DC – DC9
11/11 – Charlotte, NC – The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall
11/12 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
 
Tracklist For Part Chimp/Torche:
01. Exit Flagger (Torche / GBV cover)
02. Postal Blowfish (Torche / GBV cover)
03. Unleashed! The Large Hearted Boy (Torche / GBV cover)
04. Dr. Horse (Part Chimp)
05. The Watcher (Part Chimp)