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Couch Prints Share New Single “All I Know” – New EP due September 23rd

July 30, 2022
credit Iain Emmaline

Couch Prints

Share New Single “All I Know”

Announce New EP “Waterfall ” out September 23rd

New York’s Couch Prints are returning with “All I Know”, another spellbinding instalment of their brand of introspective, glittery dream-pop which comes alongside news of a new six-track EP, Waterfall which is out for release on September 23, 2022. The new music follows earlier singles that found support at Gorilla vs Bear, DIY, NYLON, Alt Citizen, Highclouds and more.

Bolstered by cavernous production and a tactile instrumental approach, Waterfall – which was engineered, produced, and mixed by Jake Aron at Studio Windows and mastered by Joe LaPorta – makes equal space for recollective ballads and dextrous anthems with analog synths scaffolding Roberts’ intimate vocals on this new single, “All I Know.” Speaking about the song, bassist, Brandon Tong says: “The track is loosely about the news cycle and entertainment industry and the numbing effect it has on our humanity and capacity to feel compassion.”

This touching release draws you in to the gentle current and the affectionate lyrical journey building the foundation for this harrowing ensemble. Shimmering effects and dreamy hooks elevate the soft vocal harmonies leading to the stirring shift and resonating brooding tones. Such a powerful arrangement, the array of delicate melodies craft this expressive landscape, as the emotion from the intimate lyrics collide with the looping effect of the instrumentation and provide this deeply moving, infectious atmospherical creation.

While the music of the dance-pop duo may have started as a far-flung, trans-Atlantic collaboration between childhood friends Brandon Tong (bass) and former member Jacob Truax, the project has undergone waves of transformation in the heat of several New York summers. After a chance meeting with vocalist Jayanna Roberts, the project assumed form through the shared desire to explore where guitar-based indie, electroclash, and dance music coalesce. 

From the jump, this unique sound found curious ears across the world. A string of three singles, recorded in a now-demolished Greenpoint rehearsal space, landed them press support and tips with David Dean Burkhart, and Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist, as well as a record deal with Fat Possum imprint label Luminelle who released their debut EP, Tell U in 2020.

Fostered by a collaborative spirit that served as a springboard for the outfit’s debut, Tong, and Roberts (with help from Truax) turned inwards for their second release, examining humanity and the surreptitious terror of being alive. What emerged from this introspection was Waterfall, a six-track “mixtape” that attempts to chart the ephemerality of life’s rapidly passing (and sometimes destructive) moments through an electronically-driven, roaming narrative. The tape centers on the American car crash, a bewilderingly violent act in otherwise benign modernity, and our wider fascination with self-destruction. 

You can pre-order Couch Prints’ Waterfall Mixtape at this link here

Couch Prints
Waterfall EP
September 23, 2022

1. Impressions
2. All I Know
3. Horsepower
4. Waterfall
5. Lightning
6. Alive

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