Too Close To Touch Share New Single “Novocaine” Feat. Bad Omens, Final Album ‘For Keeps’ Out Now

Too Close To Touch Share New Single 

Novocaine” Feat. Bad Omens 

Final Album ‘For Keeps’ Out Now via Epitaph Records 

Art by Whit Flint

Watch The ‘For Keeps’ Mini Documentary HERE 

Vocalist Keaton Pierce houses a perfectly tuned siren of a voice that can go from nervy croon to full-on roar in a manner of seconds” – AllMusic


Lexington, Kentucky post-hardcore band Too Close To Touch unveil their final album ‘For Keeps’ today via Epitaph Records. A celebration of beloved late frontman Keaton Pierce, the posthumous release taps into a library of unfinished and unreleased material brought to life by friends in The Word AliveCane Hill and Bad Omens. Their latest single “Novocaine” features guest vocals and production from Bad Omens frontman Noah Sebastian, “serving as a timeless tribute to the friendship and artistic bond shared by Keaton and Noah,” Too Close To Touch reveal via Revolver. They continue,

 “ “Novocaine” could never have been completed nor would it have ever been released if not for Noah and all of you, the fans, with your immense effort in keeping Keaton’s memory alive and thriving. We can’t thank you enough, but we hope that each and every one of you lose your voices as you scream their words along with them.”

Listen To “Novocaine” HERE 

Listen To ‘For Keeps’ HERE 

Watch The ‘For Keeps‘ Mini Documentary HERE 

Over more than ten years and two full-length releases, Too Close To Touch have earned continuous praise for their skillful musicianship and intricate arrangements that highlight each member’s technical ability. The glue that held them together throughout it all was beloved front man Keaton Pierce, who met his untimely death in 2022. A play on one of his many nicknames (“Keeps”), this last catalog entry ensures the preservation of Keaton’s legacy.

“ ‘For Keeps’ is our last gift to the Too Close To Touch community,” guitarist Mason Marble explains. “We would never have existed without Keaton and will not exist without him in the future.” “To be able to give it closure is a blessing,” drummer Kenny Downey continues. “To have this much of him left, his lyrics and emotions captured… not a lot of people have that.

For Keeps Tracklisting

  1. Novocaine ft. Bad Omens

  2. Disappear

  3. Hurt Reynolds

  4. Hopeless ft. Telle

  5. Heavy Hearts

  6. Control

  7. Designer Decay ft. Cane Hill

  8. They Don’t Even Know

Too Close to Touch is Keaton Pierce (vocals), Mason Marble (guitar), and Kenny Downey (drums).

 Offering an explosive mix of indie-rock cool and punk-blasted emo pop energy, the band has toured extensively with the Vans Warped Tour and acts such as Waterparks, Issues and Crown the Empire. The band’s releases include the EP series I’m Hard To Love, But So Are YouNerve Endings (2015), and Haven’t Been Myself (2016). In 2016, Too Close To Touch won the award for Best Underground Band at the Alternative Music Press Awards. Haven’t Been Myself debuted on the Billboard charts as the #3 Alternative Artist Album#9 Top New Artist Album, and #133 Billboard Top 200 Current Album. 

Photo Credit: Lyndsey Byrnes

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