THE COURTNEYS share new single, “Minnesota”, taken from new album “The Courtneys II’ due 17th February on Flying Nun

February 4, 2017


Share new single, “Minnesota”:

The Courtneys II due 17th February
on Flying Nun Records

Vancouver’s beloved power pop trio, The Courtneys give us another peek into their forthcoming album before it’s out with their third single, “Minnesota“. The Courtneys II, their sophomore release and first for Flying Nun Records is out February 17.  As their number one influence for years, the legendary label signed the trio as their first non-New Zealand act.

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:

Previous praise:

“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 

“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

simple, catchy power-pop” – AV Club

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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