CONFIRM VINYL RELEASE OF DEBUT ALBUM:
RELEASED FRIDAY 2 SEPTEMBER, VIA PAPERCUP MUSIC
STREAM THE ALBUM ONLINE HERE
ALBUM LAUNCH SHOW @ BABY’S ALL RIGHT, BROOKLYN – TICKETS
Following its digital release earlier this year – DRUG COUPLE – are delighted to finally confirm the vinyl release date of their acclaimed debut album: ‘Stoned Weekend’.
Out Friday 2nd September 2022, this special, strictly limited run of ‘Stoned Weekend’ will be available to purchase in 200 pink-coloured and 100 black-standard vinyl editions. Pre-order yours now from Drug Couple’s bandcamp here: https://drugcouplemusic.bandcamp.com/merch
Speaking about the vinyl release Becca of Drug Couple says:
“I’ve personally never pressed a record to vinyl before. So I’m very excited and proud. Plus, not to be all ‘it-sounds-better-on-vinyl’ but, ‘Stoned Weekend’ really does.”
In celebration of the record’s release, Drug Couple AKA Miles and Becca Robinson will be making their debut live appearance in support of the album. Performing at the Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn on the night of 2nd September, support will come from Wetsuit and Desert Sharks. Tickets for the show are on-sale now and available to purchase here.
Featuring the singles “Linda’s Tripp”, “Our December” and “Lemon Trees”, ‘Stoned Weekend’ the debut album by Drug Couple was released earlier this year via the PaperCup Music label.
Receiving rave reviews from the press upon its digital release, the record was praised by Record Collector as “lovely and lazy pop rock”(⅘), whereas Pop Matters praised it as “a wondrous listener experience”. A record where the Couple’s winning traits also shone through, the Quietus praised the duo’s “ability to pen wistful ditties with pretty melodies….The not-quite-lo-fi production gives everything a suitably warm and, yes, hash-like glow”, whereas The Daily Express called them “so laid back as to be horizontal” (⅘).
Drug Couple is Miles and Becca Robinson. They used to be a “Brooklyn band”, until they moved to the Vermont countryside. They got married, grow marijuana, like country and American indie rock, and don’t particularly miss the city.
They left NYC on Friday 13th March, 2020 for a wedding planning weekend in the sticks. Two weeks later they found themselves unemployed, in the middle of the woods, with a whole lot of time on their hands. In a two-hundred-year-old barn set amongst the rolling pastures of the grounds they now called home, they built a studio and named it “Freelandia”. It’s there that they laid down their debut LP: ‘Stoned Weekend’.
The record was written and performed by the couple themselves, Miles (on vocals, guitar, bass, harmonica, and keys) and Becca (on vocals, bass, guitar, and harmonica); with additional contributions from Pastor Greg Faison (drums), Danny Meyer (saxophone and piano) and Travis Rosenberg (pedal steel). It was self-produced by Miles Robinson. Released on vinyl on 3 September, the album is available to stream online now here:
DRUG COUPLE – DEBUT ALBUM: ‘STONED WEEKEND’
RELEASED ON VINYL – 2 SEPTEMBER, VIA PAPERCUP MUSIC
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STONED WEEKEND – TRACKLISTING
Missed Our Chance
Little Do I Know
Ben & Bongo
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Recommended for fans of:
The Lemonheads / Yo La Tengo / Uncle Tupelo / Dinosaur Jr / Neil Young
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FURTHER PRAISE FOR “STONED WEEKEND”
“Luckily, in this case the condition of being utterly baked has not impeded the ability to pen wistful ditties with pretty melodies. The not-quite-lo-fi production gives everything a suitably warm and, yes, hash-like glow.” –
“lovely and lazy pop rock”
RECORD COLLECTOR (4/5)
“Enormous potential… a wondrous listener experience ”
“a unique blend of alternative rock and country with a big slice of psychedelia that is guaranteed to chill the very fabric of your soul until you are horizontal and in a state of dream-like haze.” –
“they’re so laid back as to be horizontal. Their sound drifts from psych-country to grunge…a winning formula”
THE DAILY EXPRESS (⅘)
“Drug Couple make a quite intoxicating noise that is three parts psychedelic rock and two parts pretty – albeit ballsy – melody. Singling tracks out would be futile where Stoned Weekend is concerned as it is a wholly immersive experience. … a very pleasurable affair.” –
GOD IS IN THE TV (8/10)
“languid-to-the-point-of-lugubrious Lemonheads Evan Dando-esque vocals; some gorgeous, spacey Kim Deal-style harmonies; more reverb-soaked, slide guitar and clanging acoustic chords… dreamy.”
AMERICANA UK (8/10)