Jeremy Bolm

Jeremy Bolm
Jeremy Bolm performing live with Touché Amoré in 2012.
Jeremy Bolm performing live with Touché Amoré in 2012.
Background information
Born (1983-04-06) April 6, 1983 (age 38)
OriginLos Angeles, California
GenresPost-hardcore, melodic hardcore, hardcore punk
Occupation(s)Musician, writer, music producer, record label owner
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active2006–present
LabelsEpitaph, Deathwish, Secret Voice, 6131
Associated actsHesitation Wounds, Deadhead, Touché Amoré, Thriller

Jeremy Bolm is an American vocalist, record label owner, music producer and writer. In his music career, he is most known for being the full-time vocalist of the post-hardcore band Touché Amoré. He has also performed with the part-time bands Thriller, Deadhead and Hesitation Wounds. Outside of performing, Bolm runs the indie record label Secret Voice and self-publishes his own poetry zines.

Personal life[]

Before deciding to be a member of Touché Amoré full-time, Bolm worked various jobs in the music and entertainment industry. He worked at a local record store and did freelance work for multiple publications including LA Weekly.[1][2] At Visual Data, he was the head of the shipping and receiving department, in which he was responsible for delivering episodes of The Bernie Mac Show and Malcolm in the Middle to Fox Broadcasting Company.[1] His final full-time job was working for the film and media distribution company Revolt.[1]

Bolm adheres to a straight edge lifestyle, which he was inspired to adopt after discovering and learning about the straight edge band Earth Crisis through a 1996 Ozzfest VHS compilation.[3]

Music career[]

Jeremy Bolm began playing music when he was in middle school, initially as a guitarist.

His first band Thriller formed while he was in high school, which created music that he compared to Every Time I Die and The Bronx.[1] He described Thriller as a "bootcamp band" where he "learned everything to do and not to do" when being a part of a band.[1]

Bolm's primary and longest-running band is Touché Amoré. He has also been a member of Deadhead and the supergroup Hesitation Wounds.

With Gouge Away's 2018 album Burnt Sugar, Bolm produced his first record in collaboration with Jack Shirley.

Musical influences[]

Jeremy Bolm described himself as being a "metalhead" (or a fan of metal) throughout middle school and most of high school.[3] The first live concert Bolm ever saw was David Bowie with Nine Inch Nails in 1995.[4] Growing up in California in the 1990s, he saw local nu metal bands such as Linkin Park, Papa Roach, System of a Down and Static-X perform live before the genre saw mainstream success.[1]

His interest in hardcore music grew after discovering Victory Records in the 1990s. Early Victory artists he recalls enjoying include Inner Strength, Earth Crisis, Snapcase, Bloodlet, Deadguy and Strife.[3]

Other endeavors[]

Secret Voice[]

In 2012, Jeremy Bolm launched his own independent record label titled Secret Voice. The label is an imprint under Jacob Bannon of Converge's own label, Deathwish Inc. Secret Voice's debut release was the self-titled 7" EP by the Canadian punk band Single Mothers.[5]

Zines[]

Between recording Touché Amoré's third album Is Survived By and waiting for its release later in 2013, Bolm was looking for ways to fill his time. He had always wanted his label Secret Voice to release things other than music, and decided to test that idea out with a personal zine. That year, he released Down Time which included tour stories, poems, advice for hosting basement shows and a transcript of his first interview ever with Jacob Bannon in 2004.[2][6] The first ion of 500 copies sold out in 12 hours.[2]

In 2018, Bolm released two more zines. For Words From a Porch he compiled various writings between 2016 and 2018, while for October he compiled 31 daily poems he wrote in October 2018.

Podcasting[]

In 2020, Bolm launched The First Ever Podcast.[7] Each week, Bolm discusses a series of firsts with his guest – be they a musician, a cartoonist, a photographer, a comic book creator or some other type of creative. Guests so far have included Reba Meyers of Code Orange, The New Yorker cartoonist Madeleine Horvath and record producer Will Yip.

Discography[]

Thriller[]

Touché Amoré[]

Deadhead[]

Hesitation Wounds[]

As guest[]

Year Artist Album Track
2010 Loma Prieta Life/Less
2011 O'Brother Garden Window "Cleanse Me"
2012 Drug Church Drug Church "Mohawk"[8]
2012 Circa Survive Violent Waves – Live at the Shrine (bonus DVD) "Glass Arrows" (live)[9]
2014 Say Anything Hebrews "Lost My Touch"[10]

As producer[]

Publications[]

References[]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "We Sat Down with Jeremy Bolm from Touche Amore". Run For Cover Records. June 17, 2015. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Chichester, Sammi (October 4, 2013). "Interview: Touché Amoré Frontman Jeremy Bolm Talks New Album, Is Survived By, and Touring with AFI". Revolver. NewBay Media. Archived from the original on October 7, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "An Interview with Touche Amore's Jeremy Bolm". Ryan's Rock Show. July 9, 2014. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  4. ^ Epting, Chris (May 30, 2012). "Touche Amore Singer Jeremy Bolm Discusses the Band's Upcoming 'Live on BBC Radio 1' EP". Noisecreep. Townsquare Media. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  5. ^ Redrup, Zach (February 2, 2012). "Jeremy Bolm (Touché Amoré) launches Secret Voice label!". Dead Press!. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  6. ^ Schultz, Ben (February 5, 2014). "Touche Amore Ponders Its Legacy". Boise Weekly. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  7. ^ Beringer, Drew. "Jeremy Bolm Debuts "The First Ever Podcast"". Chorus.FM. Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  8. ^ "Premiere: Drug Church, 'Mohawk'". Alternative Press. May 3, 2012. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  9. ^ Adams, Gregory (August 15, 2014). "Circa Survive Sign to Sumerian Records, Announce 'Violent Waves' Deluxe Edition". Exclaim!. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  10. ^ Crane, Matt (May 29, 2014). "Say Anything stream new song, 'Lost My Touch' (ft. Touché Amoré's Jeremy Bolm)". Alternative Press. Retrieved December 8, 2018.

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