You know what I love? Bratwurst, a cold beer, nice red wine, a long promenade around Paris, and premiering tracks from friends.
The last one really, really makes me happy. You see, I started Left Bank to share the art (short stories) that I was creating and to share the art that my friends (in Brooklyn, at the time) were creating. Since then, the site has grown to include loads of international submissions, but there is something so endearing about getting to premiere Jonny Couch’s new video, and texting Jess from High Waisted over the weekend to hang, to receive the response “I’m at Jonny’s wedding.” Is it the same wedding? I don’t know. But I’m just going to pretend like it is because it’s a small world and I’d like to think I’m part of it.
Brooklyn-based vocalist, Jonny Couch is inspired by power pop and new
wave greats of the late ’70s and early ’80s (à la The Cars, Cheap Trick,
Duran Duran) and you can hear those influences in his newest track and his new album Mystery Man—which was released this month.
“My favorite bands are Cheap Trick and Buzzcocks,” says Couch, “but this is more of a personal record than a band effort, highly influenced by power-pop solo artists like Nick Lowe.”
The video for “Irrational Hearts” is hilarious, and so full of 1980’s goodness–right down to the lip-syncing, humour and vintage-esque Brooklyn vibes in the video.
Watch Irrational Hearts below.
Catch the band at the below shows (Texas, you lucky bastards):
Oct 11 – Denton, TX @ Backyard On Bell
Oct 12 – Fort Worth, TX @ Main At South Side
Oct 13 – Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlies
Image by Kelsey Wagner