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Creature Comforts by Couchsleepers

A brassy intro that moves into this deep introspective love song that really captures a sense of the double standard… perhaps taking our love for granted. Creature Comforts was recorded for the band’s upcoming EP, Monsters, which is coming on the heels of a sadly shortened tour for their first release, Only When It’s Dark, last March.

Formed in 2019 the band is the work of Harrison Wood Hsiang and his many collaborators. I love how Harrison describes the band on his Spotify channel, “Couchsleepers is less band and more kaleidoscope.” he goes on to mention the collaborators, “Some folks you’ll see: Max Shashoua (of Houseguest), Mike Nunziante, Brendan Ronan, Gloria Breck, Emily Shearman; my siblings Public Library Commute and Emily Mae; Laura Heaberlin (of Cricket Blue), Zack Levine (of Pinegrove), Jasper Sloan Yip. Friends, family, heroes of mine.”

I truly enjoy the dynamics and boldness in the production of this tune. The spark from the opening is stunning, it pushes against you and leaves you wondering what’s coming next. Those approaching phrases define a soft contemplative beauty that is truly formed within Harrison’s vocal depth. This track builds and then stops… so eerily similar to Sufjan Stevens, or a more folk version of Death Cab for Cutie; I love it. Not only am I captivated by the production and the mix, but the flavor in the harmonies and the musicianship are just wonderful.

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