Wild Couch is a San Francisco folk band that according to member Will Skinner began “with casual acoustic jam sessions and then mutated into overdrive banjo solos and heavy metal drumming.” Eventually, they recorded their debut album Ottoman Empire at Tiny Telephone, which was released earlier this summer. The album is a combination of songs written over five years ago and others written just a few days before their recording session. Tracks such as “Metronome” take the band’s traditional instruments in unique directions that separate the band from bluegrass and folk traditionalists. Listen to Ottoman Empire in its entirety below, watch their latest video for “Burrito”, (which is hell of a lot of fun despite the sacrilege of an admission of eating a Taco Bell burrito), or catch them live at a couple of Oakland dates over the next months.
Wild Couch, James Meder, Shotwell, Sea/Son
August 26, 2015
Wild Couch, Borrowed Trouble, ANML PRTY, China
September 22, 2015