Inside, we ate a meal that included green garlic that was half eaten by gophers and lots and lots of salad as we were flush with large, beautiful heads of lettuce. The conversation was quick and fun. We talked about many things including Andrew's infamous bat urine story that recently vaulted Torche into national news.
I'd streamed the new album Harmonicraft (pronounced like harmonica, not harmony as I mistakenly pronounced it during the meal) a number of times but it was given a completely new meaning in the context of Torche's live show. The band proved why they are one of the most relevant artists in heavy music, playing a dynamic and interesting set in a venue where the quality of sound tends to blend everything together (the instruments, the music, the crowd voices, the shirtless drunk guys, etc). Not only is it fun music but the songs are high quality and the music is tight.
I want to thank Torche for a great meal and for being really sweet guests to the farm. Go see them when they play in your city and make sure to pick up their newest album, Harmonicraft. Also, check out some of the art of Santos, who illustrated Harmonicraft and who was with us for the lunch with Torche.