Spotlight | The Courtneys - II
By Curtis Lockhart
It’s been some time since we’ve heard new recorded material from The Courtneys. Four years ago their seminal, self-titled debut was released and we’ve been patiently for the next full-length ever since. We’re glad to say that the Courtney’s are back with their new sophomore album, II, and it was well worth the wait.
The Courtneys have a way of making each song feel driven and the songs on this album are no exception. The album is full of hooks that are bound to get stuck in your head. Sydney Kokes thudding bass lines are prominent in guiding the songs, such as on Tour, as drummer/lead singer Payne’s pop-y vocals croon about the struggles of being a band on the road. The track Silver Velvet rides smoothly with Courtney Loove’s fuzzy garage-pop guitar and Payne’s signature, straightforward drumming and catchy lyrics.
I could tell you more about how this album is a catchy garage-pop gem, but you should go check out its brilliance for yourself. If you haven’t seen them live yet, you’re really missing out. Catch them on tour this fall 2017 in a city near you.
Sep 22 Vancouver, Canada - Biltmore Cabaret
Sep 24 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
Sep 26 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
Oct 02 El Paso, TX - The Lowbrow Palace
Oct 03 El Paso, TX - The Lowbrow Palace
Oct 05 New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa
Oct 09 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Oct 10 Nashville, TN - The High Watt
Oct 13 Washington, DC - DC9 Nightclub
Oct 14 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
Oct 16 Allston, MA - Great Scott
Oct 24 Quebec City, Canada - Le Sous-Sol Du Cercle
Oct 25 Ottawa, Canada - House of Targ
Oct 26 Toronto, ON - Longboat Hall at The Great Hall
Oct 29 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
Nov 03 Spokane, WA - The Bartlett