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In 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). The mix will be done in late January. 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.

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 was released on May 14, 2014, produced and recorded by Andrew Freid (now on tour doing live sound with the Decembrists). We have airplay in the US, Canada and the UK. 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, iheart radio, emusic, rhapsody,deezer, VerveLife, simfy, nokia, xbox live zune, my space music, media net, mule, sony music unlimited, wimp, and all sorts of 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 ‘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, send us a copy!

Our Bio

The Insufferables are a post-punk, alternative rock band in San Francisco. The original music of The Insufferables has been compared to ecletic 80’s San Francisco bands, like The Mutants, or as a mashup of the B52’s, X, and The Doors. They present jangle and crunch guitars, frequently in the same song, and unusually articulate vocals in the idiom of Lux interior or Standard Ridgway that convey our important messages of love, animal welfare and deviant sexual practice. The Insufferables coalesced in 2009 from a cloud of San Francico music geeks.

The lead singer, Keith Insufferable, is an unfrozen caveman story-teller and bartender who delivers a broad range of American vocal styles from Country to Blues to lounge to California punk, and really wants you to get it.

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

Gene Insufferable, who formerly played classical guitar mostly for his cat, plays crisp arpeggios and leads for those jangle songs, and channels Johnny Thunders for the other 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 until he dies. He didn’t find the drums, the drums found him. You’ll hear Kevin on the new tracks soon.

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.