Label: Dog House Records
Genre: Rock
Online: Artist Website


Studiously building on the momentum brought forth by 2002’s Social Life, the Midwestern collective Koufax returns with fanfare for Hard Times are in Fashion. Jointly led by vocalist/guitarist Suchan and songwriting partner/pianist Jared Rosenberg and enabled by various co-conspirators – among them bassist/guitarist Ben Force, brothers Ryan and Rob Pope (drums and bass, respectively) – the Elton John/Bernie Taupin of Generation W(ho Cares) pose many a question across the 11-track duration of Hard Times are in Fashion.

Largely recorded in small-town Kansas in both snowy winter and humid-as-hell summer, Hard Times are in Fashion is the most collaborative Koufax record yet, with a revolving cast of old friends and strangers playing on the album in Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Kansas.