This song doesn't technically have anything to do with Halloween per se, but it's the kind of sexy, subtly spooky number that calls to mind my favorite Buffy The Vampire Slayer episodes, movies like The Craft, and the bad habits of my youth, which may or may not have included skulking around cemeteries during the witching hour with a select group of friends and a recreational beverage or two. We're super excited to premier the first track off Austin, TX based The Couch's self titled album (out December 1, 2012), which is itself quite a scorcher. Have a listen to "Ratchet":
The Couch are a band worth getting to know. A true rock & roll four piece conceived like many bands in college through a series of parties and the not-so-uncommon noise complaint, original members Jud Johnson and Taylor Wilkins relocated from San Marcos, TX to Austin in 2010 to take on the acclaimed "live music capital." After receiving local praise for their first full-length album Old & Touchin' Blue and live performances as a tried and true 3-piece with bassist Kyle Robarge, the band added songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sara Houser to the mix to great effect, as shown on this track - Houser's vocals are provocative, warm and whiskey dark; the perfect complement to the subtly dangerous instrumentation and lyrics they entwine.
Watch out for them in Austin and everywhere else: after their album is released in December, The Couch will continue touring regionally, with plans to take on a national tour in 2013.