Sofa was a band from 1993 to 1997.
Sofa formed when Brad Todd (voice) met Keith Marchand (drums) while teaching a summer course at Concordia University’s department of Fine Arts. The delicate teacher-student relationship was heedlessly abrogated by drinking sessions in which a shared love of Dischord, Factory and Mute recordings was disclosed and plans to make a band were hatched. Ian Ilavsky (guitar) was approached and ritualistically indoctrinated with repeated forced viewings of Wings Of Desire
. The band was born and began writing, with Scott Clarkson (bass) recruited from the graveyard shift of one of Montreal's more colourful 'short-stay' hotels a few months later. The four founding members stuck together for the duration, devoting themselves to the sonic transmission of isolation, neurosis and loss.