Jonny Couch


Jonny Couch

The Beautiful Bastards, Sham Morris

Fri · November 3, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

Off Sale

Jonny Couch
Jonny Couch
Longtime drummer on the NY music scene, Jonny Couch, has come from behind the kit in his new self-named band to get behind the microphone. On his 5 song EP, Animal Instinct, he plays drums, organ and synths on all tracks.

Animal Instinct, pressed on vinyl with digital card on Jonny's own Damaged Sofa Records, was released November 11, 2016. Jonny combines various styles from years in NYC playing punk rock. The resulting sound? A leather capped New Romantic disguised as Brando-Elvis belting out anthemic heartbreak missives of pain.

The EP was recorded in Savannah, GA at Dollhouse Productions by Peter Mavrogeorgis (The National, Grinderman, Philip Glass). The songs harken back to early 80's power pop and new romantic sounds. However, Jonny hasn't left behind the garage roots of his Pittsburgh & Cleveland scenes, where he lived prior to NYC.

The striking artwork on the 12” was directed by David Nathan Allen, whose long album cover history goes back to Iggy Pop & James Williamson's Kill City, The Police, and probably most iconic of all, Devo's Freedom Of Choice. The Animal Instinct model with cigarette takes on a Roxy Music visual approach for the modern era.
The Beautiful Bastards
The Beautiful Bastards
THE BEAUTIFUL BASTARDS still believe in Rock and Roll. A Woodstock, NY power trio schooled in the tradition of hometown legends both famous and unknown, their sound is loud and sensual — with unapologetically fancy guitar. Blending retro blues rock with proto-punk, early funk, and a touch of feral grunge, they are defined less by genre than their conviction that rock music should be defiant, cathartic, and liberating.
Venue Information:
22 Rock City Road
Woodstock, NY, 12498