David came by about a little while ago on the same crazy day that Paul and Kari came through. This time through he decided to leave the couch undisturbed. Currently David is on tour traveling the U.S. See if he's coming to your town here: http://tmle.terrorware.com/ and pre-order his new record, "The Papas" from Plan-It-X. http://www.plan-it-x.org/release/spoonboy/the-papas-lp-version-/
Paul first recorded a Pink Couch about 2 years ago on the orange Fest couch. This time we were able to get him over to record one of his own songs. You can download this and 9 more songs on his LP "Unbearable" from If You Make It. http://www.ifyoumakeit.com/album/paul-baribeau/unbearable/
These doofuses just released one of the best records of the year and everyone hates them for it. Well I do, and the word "best" is subjective. They took 103 takes to film this. This is the best they could do. Download their record "Funtitled" from IYMI for free and buy it from Asian Man Records this summer. http://www.ifyoumakeit.com/album/spraynard/funtitled/
Field Mouse were a group of people that existed within my circle of friends but I don't think we were ever in the same place. Mathematically, it seemed that we would eventually run into each other and when I did, I was excited to invite them over to record. Field Mouse are currently working on an EP to be released this summer. There has also been some talk of a split with Very Okay. Someone needs to put that out! You can also download their 2010 record "You Are Here" from Bandcamp. Donate! http://fieldmouse.bandcamp.com/album/you-are-here
I spent the last 45 minutes trying to search for the name of this song. I scoured the internet, checking each of their releases and all of their lyrics. I was completely at a loss and finally just typed some of the lyrics into Google, where it came up as a Paul Baribeau song. Somehow I had forgotten that they had done a cover. This song is off Paul's self-titled record which you can get from Plan-It-X. Chewing on Tinfoil's most recent release is the Shaving CD, which you can get from Asbestos Records. You can also download their full length "Get Rich or Try Dyin'" from Quote Unquote for free/donation. http://www.asbestosrecords.bigcartel.com/ http://quoteunquoterecords.com/qur033.htm
This is off of their recent full-length "Never Settle", which is being released by Traffic Street and Toxic Pop Records. You can also download their first album "First Six Songs" from IYMI for free. http://www.ifyoumakeit.com/album/sundials/first-six-songs/
I first found out about TCK through a compilation for 1919 Hemphill, an awesome venue in Ft. Worth, TX. We tried to work out a Pink Couch a couple of times, but something always came up. Luckily we were able to remedy that on their recent trip to Brooklyn. Their most recent LP is 2009's Foreign Lands, which was released by Protagonist Music. Lead singer, Andrew Savage, also moved to the Brooklyn area, so hopefully this doesn't mean the end of Teenage Cool Kids.
NFAW had the (dis)pleasure of dealing with my incredibly finicky camera. It was constantly shutting off in the middle of recordings, and it forced me to stand behind it the whole time. I was basically crammed against the wall staring at 3 inch screen, begging it too not shut off. Each take was maddening as I crossed my fingers hoping it wouldn't shut off. Despite all of that nonsense, the guys were able to pull off an awesome take at exactly the right time. NFAW currently have an LP titled "Don't Die" out on Academy Fight Song. AFS is also releasing a new 7" by the band, so stay tuned for that too. "Don't Die" is an awesome record that you should pick up if you get the chance. FFO The Get Up Kids and Ninja Gun.
The band came all the way over here from the United Kingdom just to do this. Can you believe it? I can't. Mostly because it's not true, and they stopped by before they headed down south for last year's Fest in Gainesville. Jiro Marzano served as the escort for these lovely chaps during their stay in our fair city. This song is off of their 2009 release, "album name Moving Homes and Breaking Bone", which you can download from their bandcamp account for free. I'm excited to play with them in the next two weeks when Thousandaires hop over for a few dates in the U.K.
THF came by with fellow Ohioans Annabel about a month ago. This song is off of their upcoming full length "House Parts" which should be coming out really soon on Sidejar Records. You can hear two songs at their facebook page. http://www.sidejarrecords.com/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Two-Hand-Fools/111938775493603
This is the second time the Hendricks brothers have sat upon our glorious couch. They completely missed the second generation of cameras we had and skipped right to the age of the over-heating DSLR. Now a quartet, Annabel is currently releasing an EP on Tiny Engines, entitled "Here We Are Tomorrow". This is the first track off of that release. You can also download their first EP off of IYMI.
Recorded in the summer of 2010 after the Hillstock festival. I think they were going for some sort of Human Centipede thing with the hair. That's weird right? Right? They have a record out on Blood of Jesus Records called "Cult Classics". http://www.bloodofjesusrecords.com/
This weeks installment of the Pink Couch Sessions features Richmond's The Two Funerals. They came by last summer with a bunch of folks who were on tour and we ate some bagels and recorded a couple different groups at the same time. They have an LP coming out on Rorshach Records. Check them out at http://thetwofunerals.limitedpressing.com
Another large group on the three seater couch. Whenever there are large groups I usually have a hard time fitting in the percussion. Half the time the drummer looks likes they're playing on air. This is no exception. Summer People have an EP on IYMI. http://www.ifyoumakeit.com/album/summer-people/demo/ They also have a full length, Good Problems, available on Red Leader Records. http://www.redleaderrecords.com/
I met Giles after Calvinball stopped by to record a Pink Couch. It was right before Fest, during CMJ, so tons of bands were in town, including a bunch of random people from the UK. After going to some shows/parties together, someone told me that I should do film a Cynics Pink Couch. I can't remember if I even listened to his music prior to the recording or just took the person's word. In the end it didn't matter because the session came out great.
Toby came by this past summer and recorded this gem off of his full length album "On Moving And Standing Still". You can buy it off his website at: http://tobyfoster.terrorware.com/music/. I've always been impressed with Toby's guitar playing. It's always really tight and crisp, which stands out in a sea of jangly folk.
Witt and crew came by the same weekend as Selfish Whales, and I think putting these two Pink Couches together really works well. The Wild recently released their sophomore effort "Set Ourselves Free" which you can buy from Asian Man or download from Quote Unquote Records. How many records can boast being produced and recorded by Jeff Rosenstock and Joe Queer?
We have a tie for "Most People on the Couch" with Selfish Whales matching Ava Luna with 7 people crammed in. This session was recorded during Hillstock this past year, when we snuck back to my apartment before their set that night. The band was also one of the last loud bands to play Hillstock this year, when a next door neighbor came by and complained. You can download their full length "Enjoy The Weather" from IfYouMakeIt.com