Couches is a great band hailing from San Francisco. They accurately self-describe their music as the following – “slacker indie rock meets soft grunge”. Spot on! They been on a long US tour and made a stop in Montana and I was able to catch their set. Couches is a 3 piece band consisting of David Mitchell on guitar/vocal duties, Chris Griley on bass, and with new recruit on drums – TJ Martin-Lokey.
Their sounds is quite thick as a 3 piece. David plays a Strat into a beefy Music Man head into a Music Man cabinet with scoop/port. Talking with David post-show, he mentioned that the cab was integral part of the Couches guitar sound. That guitar sound is very thick.. at times almost baritone-esque. The cab provides massive low end, but the mids and highs are still very clear.
Check out a few tracks off their latest EP – “Slackin’ Since the 80s”
So while Couches were rockin’ I was able to get a few shots of their pedals. Nothing crazy or out of control, but tasty and perfect for this band!