Sofa

This is an archival site of the band Sofa (1993-97) who were making music out of MontrĂ©al and released a 7″ vinyl single and full length CD on the nascent Constellation records (cst001 and cst002) in Spring 1997, only to disbanded five months later.

The audio and video on this site are artifacts of the band’s output prior to their Constellation releases. The tracks made available here are from two self-released cassettes, entitled Town Unsafe and Record, both from 1995. They were recorded live to DAT straight off the floor with no overdubs by Paul Drouhin in his loft on rue St. Laurent. The songs were remastered by Harris Newman in 2006.

The single New Era Building and the full length Grey are both available from Constellation, shops worldwide, itunes et al. For more information please visit the Sofa page at Constellation.


first song off of the album town unsafe.


regret is the final song on the album record.

the final song on the first attempt at recording an album. from test tone – 1994.

so around is the second song on side b from the album record.

colt is the fifth song off of the album record.

out j was the fifth song (or the 1st on side b) of the sofa album town unsafe.

spring song is the third song on side a of the sofa album record.

radio one is the third song on side b from the sofa album record.

sometimes is the third song on side b of the sofa album town unsafe.


up to the stop is the fourth song on side a of the album record.

string of lights is the first song on side b of the album record. the track also appears on the constellation compilation song of the silent land. mastered by harris newman in 2006 (as all of the tracks on this site were).

arclight is the second song on side b of the album town unsafe.

sofa live in montréal in 1996 from sofa on Vimeo.

this is a concert at a now long gone venue. filmed frenetically by tara. 1996.

sofa – carpark from sofa on Vimeo.

this is the song carpark from “town unsafe”, 1995.

sofa – canyon (fade) from sofa on Vimeo.

a song from record which was on the single new era building (cst001), the first release from constellation. note the lonely and possibly crazed captain canada…

sofa – colt from sofa on Vimeo.

a song from the album record, of which 100 cassettes were pressed and dispersed.

sofa – string of lights from sofa on Vimeo.

the song is from record and it also made a reappearance on the constellation compilation song of the silent land.