The band is a casual but dedicated activity for the enduring friendship of Catherine Cougan and Jared Harkness, a garage-rock or pop kind of music, philosophical if you really listen, which certainly reflective in their single that we present to you: “untitled (Axe vs. Recycling Bin)”, produced and engineered by Kenneth M. Piekarski (Slashed Tires), and mastered by Nicholas Wilbur at The Unknown in Anacortes, Washington.
Commissioned by Jared's brother, Reed Harkness, for his documentary film Sam Now, which has been making its way through several film festivals over this last year and it sounds like everyone loves it, which is excellent.
The New York Times even wrote a nice review: www.nytimes.com/2023/04/06/movies/sam-now-review.html
The song is from Jared's perspective as a child and his feelings as it relates to the experiences growing up with his younger brother.
And why now? Clearly you were curious and well, the reason is that the film will premier on PBS Independent Lens on Monday, May 8, and we thought it a good time to release it today on Bandcamp. Other platforms will come later, hopefully coinciding with the release on Monday, if the automated release schedule does its job.
And watch the PBS premier page on May 8: www.pbs.org/independentlens/documentaries/sam-now/
We hope that you take a moment to watch the film, and we understandably hope you buy the song.
released May 5, 2023
Drums, Organ: Catherine Cougan
Vocals, Guitar: Jared Harkness
Artwork by Catherine Cougan
Engineered and Produced by Kenneth M. Piekarski
Mastered by Nicholas Wilbur
Recorded at The Unknown in Anacortes, Washington