12 O'Clock Track: Torture Love, "Only When I Can't" | Bleader

12 O'Clock Track: Torture Love, "Only When I Can't"


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Torture Loves No Light
  • Torture Love's No Light
I'm pretty excited to see the stars of this week's B Side feature, local noise-rock act Den, play their record release show at the Burlington tomorrow night as the trio's raucous live set is what initially captured my attention. But catching Den's performance isn't the only reason I'll be at the concert; I'm also interested in checking out an opening set by Torture Love.

Earlier this year the local shoegaze group dropped a solid debut, No Light, and today's 12 O'Clock Track is my favorite cut from that EP, "Only When I Can't."

Clocking in at just over seven minutes, "Only When I Can't" is a mournful ballad caked with distortion; sometimes all the layered effects make the song sound like its original recording was warped in the sun. Stream it below and grab No Light from Torture Love's Bandcamp page, where you can also check out the group's sinister cover of La Bouche's mega-hit "Be My Lover."

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