First Names is a post-garage, psych-pop, alt-rock, indie-fuzz two-piece band located in Austin, TX. 

Shelby Kanouse (Vocals, Drums)

Josh Taylor (Vocals, Guitar).



We also host a podcast called 'Couch Radio'.




Divide and Conquer Album Review

- https://www.divideandconquermusic.com/indie-music-album-reviews/first-names-the-living-room

Obscure Sound "Psychobabble" Song Review:


 Austin Town Hall Records ATX Spotlight:

- http://austintownhall.com/2019/02/22/atx-spotlight-first-names/ 

The Tan & J-Man Show [Theme Song] 

- https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-tan-and-j-man-show/id1201408703 

Unheard Indie Featured "The Basement" 

- https://open.spotify.com/episode/1lLS9WtOfD4ZHYWoKiDAJF?si=-7ivmW3RTa6c5IlMGRhMeA

Unheard Indie Review

“Cruising their way through 'The Living Room' on an invisible stoner hoverboard, First Names navigate the Lo-Fi urban jungle with half opened blood shot eyes, sweaty mops of hair matted to their skulls underneath tinfoil hats but with two large beating hearts containing nothing but love for quality music free from bells and whistles and a melody buzzing in their minds. 

Enter their world and be welcomed with open arms; be ready to kick back, smile and bob your head along with them but don't be surprised when those earworms bury themselves deep and refuse to un-borrow. 

A band to fall for, hook line and sinker.” 

- Rich Melvin [Unheard Indie]