We're an Austin, Texas based indie-fuzz, post-garage, psych-pop band two-piece band who've been playing together since 6th grade. Everything we do is very DIY. We write, record and produce our music and videos. We're 5'9, shaggy hair, average build.

We also host and produce a podcast called Couch Radio where we interview artists we like. Currently the roster includes Tim Presley, Die Spitz, Nolan Potter, Kikagaku Moyo, The Black Angels, Ron Gallo, The Feelies, Andrew Cashen, Ambrose from King Gizz and more!  

Shelby Kanouse (Vocals, Drums)

Josh Taylor (Vocals, Guitar)




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]