Tora will release their debut album Take A Rest on June 9. Their latest single, “Another Case” premieres today on Pigeons & Planes—listen here. Take A Rest is available now for pre-order here.

Inspired while touring Australia, Europe and North America, Tora wrote Take A Rest over a two year period in various locations around the globe. The band composed, recorded, produced and mixed the album in their home studios in Byron Bay, Australia. Tora took a novel approach to recording Take A Rest by incorporating organic sounds heard in guitarist Jai Piccone’s garden, including the buzzing of flies, bamboo creaking in the wind and the scraping of cactuses with rakes. Take A Rest was mastered by Grammy nominated engineer Andrei Eremin (Chet Faker, WAFIA, Hiatus Kaiyote).

Of Take A Rest, frontman Jo Loewenthal says, “From a lyrical perspective, the album is a journal of many of the things we have experienced and felt over the last few years. Sonically, we’ve made an effort to keep a balance between electronic and organic sounds, which we feel is quite an important aspect to our music.”

Tora is a four-piece electronic band made up of Jo Loewenthal (lead vocals, guitar, keys), Jai Piccone (guitar, keys, vocals), Thorne Davis (drums) and Shaun Johnston (bass guitar).

Growing up as childhood friends, Tora formed in 2013 after its members graduated from high school. The band attracted international attention after the release of their first two EPs, Intro (2013) and Eat The Sun (2014), which earned them a triple j Unearthed spot at Australia’s 2014 Splendour in the Grass festival. Following this success, Tora embarked on international tours and caught the attention of several global tastemakers, including LA producer Galimatias, whose remix of Tora’s track “Jaigantic” has over 15 million streams to date. Tora will embark on an international tour later this year, with stops in Australia, Europe and United Kingdom. See the full list of tour dates below. Purchase tickets here.

For more information, please contact Nicole Hajjar, Reid Kutrow or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

1. Rudie
2. Another Case
3. Love Life
4. Blame
5. Too Little
6. Too Far
7. Amsterdam
8. Mercury
9. Dope (feat. Sam Lawrence)
10. Entity (feat. Merryn Jeann)
11. Too Much
12. Bridges (feat. Grace Pitts)
13. Want Me Gone
14. Empyrean
15. Take A Rest


June 23 /// Melbourne, VIC, Australia /// Howler
June 24 /// Sydney, NSW, Australia /// Oxford Art Factory
June 30 /// Brisbane, QLD, Australia /// The Brightside
July 1 /// Byron Bay, NSW, Australia /// The Northern
July 7 /// Adelaide, SA, Australia /// Jive
July 8 /// Perth, WA, Australia /// Amplifier Bar
July 9 /// Fremantle, WA, Australia /// Mojos
Sept 22 /// Dortmund, Germany /// Das Höchste der Gefühle Festival
Sept 23 /// Haldern, Germany /// Haldern Pop Bar
Sept 25 /// Cologne, Germany /// Gebause 9
Sept 26 /// Mainz, Germany /// Schon Schön
Sept 27 /// Stuttgart, Germany /// Café Galao
Sept 28 /// Michelstadt, Germany /// Unter Holz
Sept 30 /// Erfurt, Germany /// Franz Melhose
Oct 2 /// Hamburg, Germany /// Uebel & Gefahrlich
Oct 3 /// Berlin, Germany /// Ritter Butzka
Oct 4 /// Amsterdam, The Netherlands /// Sugar Factory
Oct 9 /// London, United Kingdom /// The Lexington
Oct 10 /// Brighton, United Kingdom /// The Hope & Ruin
Oct 11 /// Brussels, Belgium /// Botanique – Witlof Bar
Oct 12 /// Paris, France /// Pop Up Du Label
Oct 15 /// Vienna, Austria /// B72
Oct 17 /// Zurich, Switzerland /// Exil
Oct 18 /// Lausanne, Switzerland /// Bleu Lezard
Oct 19 /// Luzern, Switzerland /// Neubad
Oct 20 /// Nuremberg, Germany /// Club Stereo
Oct 21 /// Basel, Switzerland /// Paterre
Oct 22 /// Munich, Germany /// Strom
Oct 23 /// Leipzig, Germany /// Neues Schauspiel

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