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THE COURTNEYS share the video for “Silver Velvet”, taken from new album “The Courtneys II’ due 17th February on Flying Nun

December 20, 2016

THE COURTNEYS

Share video for “Silver Velvet

The Courtneys II due 17th February
on Flying Nun Records

Vancouver’s The Courtneys have unveiled the new video for “Silver Velvet“, taken form their upcoming album The Courtneys II due in February on Flying Nun. A tribute to ’90s Flying Nun/Matador band Bailter Space’s “Splat” video, The Courtneys devised the concept before realising they’d be releasing the record with Flying Nun. They say of the video:

“At the time we made the video, we didn’t even know we’d be working with Flying Nun! We were just big fans. Ryan Dyck of Hockey Dad Records did the cinematography, and the video features cameos from our recording engineer Jordan Koop, “Curly Courtney” (Hugo Noriega), and members of our friends bands Dead Soft, B-Lines, Dead Ghosts, Woolworm, Flyin’, Nervous Operator, Needles//Pins, plus vehicle cameos from our old van “the courtneymobile”, Courtneys convertible, and Macy’s van with the mushroom window, which is basically famous for appearing in most Vancouver music videos. Plus, a dog cameo from Lady Dog.” Watch it below…

The Courtneys drift back to the sound of the early ’90s, drawing from strong influences including Teenage FanclubPavementEddy 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 Courtneys album (self titled) 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.
Previous praise:

“the perfect all-summer-long mini-album” – Rookie 

“alive with fuzzed-up jangle and artful pop that makes for both good daytime listening and solitary nighttime repeat play” – Rookie 

“The Courtneys are a feel-good band that sounds a little like Grass Widow and a little like Fly Nun” – Noisey

“The Vancouver post-punk trio takes cues from the Dunedin jangle-pop sound of 80s and 90s Flying Nun bands, and at times its ramshackle aesthetic and subtle punk spirit recall the more deadpan corners of early UK indie pop” – Pitchfork 
Preorder:
https://us.flyingout.co.nz

Tracklisting:
1. Silver Velvet
2. Country Song
3. Minnesota
4. Tour
5. Lost Boys
6. Virgo
7. 25
8. Iron Deficiency
9. Mars Attacks
10. Frankie
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