The Couch

The Couch

 Austin, Texas, USA

The Couch is a band based in Austin, Tx. The goal is to create good music for ourselves and the wonderful people that appreciate it in its live and recorded forms. We hope to share it with you.


The Couch is a Rock n Roll band from Austin, TX.

Singer/guitarist Taylor Wilkins and drummer Jud Johnson became bandmates in 2007 while attending college in San Marcos, TX. Through energetic live shows and rambunctious parties at "the Couch house" where they both lived, they developed a steady following. Upon completion of college in 2010 they decided to move to Austin, Texas.

After recording a slew of EP's with producers Erik Wofford and Lars Goransson, The Couch released "Old and Touchin' Blue" in December 2011. After many years as a 3-piece, The Couch added Sara Houser as a multi-instrumentalist and singer to the band upon the release of "Old and Touchin' Blue."

In December of 2012, The Couch released its first full length as a 4-piece with Houser sharing lead singer/songwriter responsibilities alongside Wilkins. The album had singles premiered on national outlets such as MTV Hive, Prefix, and Spinner as well as earning regular rotation status on local radio stations such as KUTX, KGSR, KVRX, and KTSW (San Marcos). The Couch's self-titled release was recorded at 5th Street Studios in Austin, TX by head engineer Nick Joswick and mastered in Chicago, IL by Carl Saff. Shortly after the release of the album, Joswick joined the band as bass player.

Currently The Couch is touring Texas with success in San Marcos, Houston, Dallas/Ft Worth, Marfa, Bryan and Corpus Christi while maintaining a strong presence in the Austin music scene. They have played SXSW, Dia de Los Toadies, Keep Austin Weird Festival, Mr. Fest (San Marcos), The Red White and Blue Ball (Dale), Local Live on KVRX, and 101X's Homegrown Live. They will be opening for Girl in a Coma July 13th in Corpus and supporting The Tontons (Houston) on July 26 at Fitzgerald's upstairs.


The Couch (self-titled) - 12.01.12

Old and Touchin' Blue - 12.14.11

Godsick Blues EP- 1.15.11

Close To You EP- 5.5.11

New Roman Buffalo EP- 8.30.11