CROSS-POLLINATION CCXCII - TUES JUL 13TH - 7:30-10 PM
THE TORCHES
LOVE AND LOGIC

The Torches were cobbled together by Stephen J. Perron Guidry in the late winter of 2009 as his other band, The Cassettes retreated into temporary hibernation. Hoping to find a repository and fertile crescent for the music that had been shaking around behind his eyes for sometime, the net was cast wide and drew in both old friends and new to create a ramshackle and revolving group, including banjo, oboe, harmonica, cello, saxophone several-part vocal harmony and cacophony, as well as some hollaring and stomping. If you insist, they have been described as a combination of "Tom Waits, The Make-Up, the Sex Pistols and Temple of the Dog." The Torches played their first show without ever having all been in the same room at once.

This summer, The Torches plan to release their first album, a self-titled EP, on 7" and digitally, with their dear friends at Lujo Records.

Love and Logic, a trio from New York City, combines elements of rock, pop, and classical music to create a truly unique and versatile sound. It's equal doses of heart and brain (hence the name...) that make their songs so accessible and emotional, but also intricate and challenging.

Finding each other on Facebook, Love and Logic is truly a band of the twenty-first century. They are incredibly active on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Their video for a cover of Adam Lambert's "Whataya Want From Me" has over 180,000 views, and caught the attention of MTV as well as Adam Lambert himself. Their newest original release "Breathe", a hard-hitting rock song, is accompanied by a YouTube video a well as a B-side of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" with its own YouTube video. Both are driving much traffic.

Their high-energy live performance has sold out popular NYC rock venue Arlene's Grocery, and brought large crowds to Mercury Lounge, Webster Hall, and Highline Ballroom. The band also took home first place in Supernova's Bandwars NYC 2009 as well as being placed on the short list of "Best bands at Arlene's 2009".

LISTEN TO THE TORCHES LISTEN TO LOVE AND LOGIC
CROSS-POLLINATION CCXCII ::: Tuesday, JUL 13TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - THE TORCHES | thetorches.net/ | myspace.com/theetorches
8:45 - LOVE AND LOGIC | loveandlogicrock.com | myspace.com/loveandlogicrock
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft THE TORCHES & LOVE AND LOGIC!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero