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We are holding our breath waiting for our tracks to return from being mastered by Matthew Barnhart at Chicago Mastering Service. Last November, the band recorded new material at Tiny Telephone Studio in San Francisco with acclaimed and in-demand producer Beau Sorenson (Bob Mould, Death Cab for Cutie and others). We recorded on tape: 12 songs in 3 days including most overdubs. We were prepared, and Beau was very active, setting mics, solving problems, making suggestions, and being a most wonderful leader. The tracks were mixed in late January.

We are thrilled with how the recordings sound. We really can’t believe it’s us. Keeping our fingers crossed. Trying to figure out how to release this material so that it will be heard.

We continue to gig, so please bring your friends out to check us out.

Where to listen to us

Our Edge of Control EP, released on May 14, 2014, was produced and recorded by Andrew Freid. We have airplay in the US, Canada, the UK and Germany. Thanks to Factory Fast Records for adding songs to three of their compilations (Happy Now, Cats Who Drive Cars, Swimming the Dark Backward).

Edge of Control and our first EP Fire Bad!!, are available for sale on itunes, and for streaming on: spotify, rdio, amazon on demand, google play,  sound cloudReverbNationDeliRadio, Amazingtunes, MTV artists, and a lot other places on the web in the US and Europe. But let us know if there is any place we should be.

If you listen to streaming radio, please select us as a station or play us or ‘like us’ when we come up in the streams. Ask college radio stations to play us. We can’t do this without you. If you write a review, please send us a copy.

Our Bio

The Insufferables are a post-punk, alternative rock band in San Francisco. The Insufferables create short, melodic songs about modern life. Their tunes feature jangle and punk guitars, rich backup harmonies, and a distinctive lead vocal. Influences range from the British Invasion, to REM, the Ramones and everything else on the radio. The band was formed in 2009 by San Francisco musicians.

The lead singer, Keith Insufferable, is a natural story-teller and is unusually articulate.

Carolyn Insufferable, formerly guitarist for the seminal punk bands The Profalactics and The Varve, plays punk rhythm guitar and sings backups. She still loves the HooDoo Gurus, Ramones and Beatles.

Gene Insufferable, who formerly played classical guitar, plays crisp arpeggios and leads for those jangle songs, and channels Johnny Thunders for rocking songs.

Ram Fenster plays bass, rhythm guitar, and backup vocals. One of his favorite bands is Jellyfish.

Kevin Insufferable, our drummer, began taking lessons from the late, great Art Tyler when he was 9 years old. Tyler is without question, the biggest influence on his playing. Kevin says he will play the drums forever. He didn’t find the drums, the drums found him.

Songwriting is usually started by one band member and usually finished collaboratively.

Some of The Insufferables are in a Cramps cover band called The Cramp-ons.