The Couch Album Release Show Saturday Night at Holy Mountain
It’s been one adventurous journey for The Couch since they formed in 2007. Back in the day, it was mostly about playing house parties in San Marcos, but that definitely got the ball rolling. Frontman and songwriter Taylor Wilkins soon made the move to Austin, where he, drummer Jud Johnson (Frank Smith) and bassist Kyle Robarge (The Calm Blue Sea, Frank Smith) made three EPs and worked diligently to redefine their musical direction. Last year, the band released its first full-length, Old and Touchin’ Blue, to much critical acclaim.
These days, the band is tighter and better than ever thanks in large part to the addition of vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sara Houser. It was a pivotal move that paved the way for an even broader transformation of The Couch’s sound and songwriting approach.
After releasing a couple of new tracks last summer, The Couch has a new self-titled full-length ready, and they’re celebrating with an album release party Saturday night at Holy Mountain, 617 E. 7th St. The bill includes performances by Royal Forest and Featherface. Doors open at 8 p.m. Recommended.