Too Close To Touch release new video plus new album is released today

Will shake your insides with everything they have left to give.”
Alternative Press
11 heart-wrenching tracks: uncensored and utterly unvarnished.”
Rock Sound
“’Haven’t Been Myself’ cements the idea that it’s only a matter of time before Too Close To Touch are known as part of the scene’s very best.”
Sound Fiction

Today marks the release of Too Close To Touch’s Haven’t Been Myself, the second album from the recent winners of the Alternative Press Music Award for Best Underground Band.

The follow-up to their 2015 debut Nerve Endings, Haven’t Been Myself finds Too Close To Touch teaming up with producer Erik Ron (Issues, Set It Off). Building off their deeply melodic breed of ambient rock, the Lexington, Kentucky-based band (vocalist Keaton Pierce, guitarists Mason Marble and Thomas Kidd, bassist Travis Moore, and drummer Kenneth Downey) expand their sound with even harder-hitting arrangements and more potently charged material.

Showcasing Pierce’s strikingly soulful vocals, Haven’t Been Myself offers what he refers to as “an exploration of grief, and the process of trying to get back to the person you used to be after going through something that changes you forever.”

That exploration includes “Sympathy,” whose video also premieres today. The beautifully haunting video closely reflects the song’s theme of dealing with empty expressions of condolence.

Watch the video for “Sympathy” below:

Throughout Haven’t Been Myself, Too Close To Touch delve into the many dimensions of loss, instilling each track with raw emotion and ultimately creating a profoundly cathartic album.

“Writing and recording these songs, my main focus first and foremost was to vent just for my own sake, to get it all out,” Pierce points out. “But at the same time I wanted to make everything as gritty and real as possible, because I know that there are other people who are affected by similar experiences and can probably relate.”

Yesterday, Too Close To Touch played a hometown record release show at The Burl in Lexington. After a successful stint on the band’s first Vans Warped Tour this summer, the band is now ready to embark on The Retrograde Tour with Crown The Empire, Bless The Fall, New Years Day, and Light Up The Sky.


1. Sympathy
2. Crooked Smile
3. What I Wish I Could Forget
4. Translate
5. Miss Your Face
6. The Art of Eye Contact
7. Modern Love Affair
8. Inside Voices
9. What a Shame
10. For Your Sake
11. Eiley

Nov 01 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
Nov 02 San Diego, CA – SOMA
Nov 03 Los Angeles, CA – Mayan Theatre
Nov 04 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
Nov 06 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Nov 08 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Nov 09 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Nov 11 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
Nov 12 St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
Nov 13 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Nov 14 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
Nov 16 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Smalls
Nov 18 Toronto, ON – Opera House
Nov 19 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
Nov 20 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Nov 21 Baltimore, MD – Sound Stage
Nov 22 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Nov 23 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
Nov 25 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
Nov 26 Greensboro, NC – Greene Street Live
Nov 27 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Nov 29 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Nov 30 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
Dec 02 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
Dec 03 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
Dec 04 Dallas, TX – The Door

All dates with Crown The Empire, Bless The Fall, New Years Day, and Light Up The Sky.

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