Torture the Artist, produced by Mass Giorgini (Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, Anti-Flag), is the self titled debut release by the new band Torture the Artist made up of ex-members of Screeching Weasel, Common Rider and Squirtgun along with singer / songwriter / guitarist Jorge Orillac. The album features 12 songs ranging from minor key melodic punk rock anthems in the spirit of Alkaline Trio, to psychobilly-tinged rockers a la Living End, to straight-up pop-punk sing-alongs reminiscent of Green Day – in fact, this tri-lingual band even manages to throw two songs sung in Spanish into the mix, all without missing a beat. Inspired by the novel Torture the Artist by author Joey Goebel, the band was able to convince Mr. Goebel to participate in their first release by contributing original liner notes featured in the CD booklet. If the saying that the best art is produced by the most tortured of artists is true, then Torture the Artist must be among the longest-suffering and most angst-ridden of musicians.
Torture The Artist - s/t (Available on CD only)
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