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THE COURTNEYS RELEASE NEW TRACK MINNESOTA

Ben Howe Flying Nun The Courtneys

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.  

"Minnesota" premiered on UK's Clash Magazine who wrote:

"New Zealand imprint Flying Nun has a stunning catalogue, with each release seeming to come with a stamp of quality.
[The Courtneys are] "endearingly scrappy indie rock of an early 90s vintage, comparisons could include early Guided By Voices, Canadian heroes Eric's Trip, or even elements of Flying Nun's own stable." - Clash Magazine


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 Courtneys have previous toured throughout the world supporting Tegan and Sara, Mac Demarco and more. This time around they set out for an extensive tour with Jay Som. LA, SF and more have been announced. Check below for a full list of dates. 

"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

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

THE COURTNEYS LIVE DATES: 
3/14: Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore
3/16: Calgary, AB @ Broken City
3/17: Edmonton, AB @ Brixx Bar & Grill 
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 ^
3/27: Montreal, QC @ Bar le Ritz
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 ^
4/2: Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
4/4: Omaha, NE @ Milk Run
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 @ Brick & Mortar 
4/15: Los Angeles, CA @ Resident

^ - w/ Jay Som


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