When you think of a sofa, the words forming in your thought bubble most likely follow “cozy,” “comfortable,” and “soft.” Well, pull out a needle, shield your eyes, and pop that floating nuisance. Redefining what it means to be named after a piece of relaxing living room furniture, The Couch is tearing out a page in the dictionary and delivering heavy, rock saturated sounds straight to your eardrums. Believe you me, it’s far from “comfortable” and miles from “soft.” The Couch provides an eye-opening lesson into how indie blues-rock is supposed to sound.
With their current four-piece formation, members Taylor Wilkins, Jud Johnson, Kyle Robarge and recent addition/ multi-instrumentalist Sara Houser are pumped up and more than ready to release their first official full-length album Old and Touchin’ Blue. Certain to be welcomed in by bobbing heads and shaking hips, The Couch debuts their album this Wednesday, December 14th, at The Mohawk. Tracks showcased on the record include “The Way You Came,” an anthem that holds both rock swagger and blues/soul refinement. The opening riff musically holds a sense of good feeling; it gets you tapping your toe and digging those initially punching yet elongated guitar rings. Complemented by soul-ridden keys, thumping bass lines, falsetto vocals and signature rock rhythms, “The Way You Came” proves The Couch an innovative, cool breath of air that is sure to blow down Austin’s door and make themselves at home among the indie rock scene.
Head to The Mohawk around 8:00 PM on the 14th to catch The Couch performing with post-punk band Zlam Dunk
and indie rockers Little Radar