1/19/2017

The Courtneys' 'II' out on Flying Nun Feb 17

THE COURTNEYS
The Courtneys II
Flying Nun Records - Out February 17
"nails simultaneously glum and bubblegum hooks with grinning purpose...the kind of pop song that belongs in a karaoke bar" - NPR

"a bouncy brand of indie rock lacing in '90s fuzz and feel-good vibes with an understated jagged edge" - STEREOGUM

"The Courtneys feel like a punkish band with a cheekily arena-rock spirit"  
 - PITCHFORK

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH JAY SOM
Photo Credit: Andrew Volk

LISTEN / SHARE: "SILVER VELVET" VIA SOUNDCLOUD
LISTEN / SHARE: "TOUR" VIA SOUNDCLOUD

ABOUT THE COURTNEYS:
The Courtneys drift back to the sound of the early '90s, drawing from strong influences including Teenage Fanclub, Pavement, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, and The Clean. Courtney Loove's dreamy guitar riffs add a timeless powerpop element to the punk backbone formed by Sydney Koke's driving basslines, while drummer/lead singer Jen Twynn Payne delivers heartfelt lyrics with a powerful vocal style. These components come together through a passionate collaborative songwriting process to deliver a special blend of fuzzy "artisanal grunge". 

The first eponymous Courtneys album came out in 2013 on small independent label, Hockey Dad Records, based in the band's hometown of Vancouver, BC, Canada. They have since worked with a number of independent labels including Conquest of Noise in Australia and Waterslide Records in Japan, as well as Burger Records and Gnar tapes in the USA. They have released a number of singles and music videos, and toured throughout Canada and the USA, including spots supporting Tegan and Sara and Mac Demarco.

In 2015 The Courtneys made their way to Australia and New Zealand, where they were hosted by Flying Nun Records. Influenced by the legendary label from early on, the group are honored to now be able to call it their home.

WATCH THE "SILVER VELVET" VIDEO
 
THE COURTNEYS LIVE DATES: 

3/14: Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore
3/16: Calgary, AB @ Broken City
3/18: Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos Cantina
3/19: Winnipeg, CA @ The Good Will
3/20: Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
3/21: Madison, WI @ The Frequency ^
3/22: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry ^
3/23: Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club ^
3/24: Chicago, IL @ Schubas ^
3/25: Cleveland, OH @ Mahall's ^
3/26: Toronto, ON @ The Garrison ^
3/28: Allston, MA @ The Great Scott ^
3/29: Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right ^
3/31: Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle ^
4/1: Washingston, DC @ DC9 ^
4/6: Denver, CO @ Lost Lake City ^
4/7: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court ^
4/8: Boise, ID @ Neurolux ^
4/10: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir ^
4/11: Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt ^
4/12: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile ^
4/14: San Francisco, CA @ TBA
4/15: Los Angeles, CA @ TBA

^ - w/ Jay Som

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