The Courtneys share new track “Minnesota”

The Courtneys release new track "Minnesota"
Photo by Andrew Volk

Vancouver bred power pop trio, The Courtneys have given 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 set for release on February 17. As their main influence for years, the label signed the trio as their first non-New Zealand act.

The Courtneys touch on the sound of the early ’90s, drawing from influences including Teenage Fanclub, Pavement, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, and The Clean. Courtney Loove’s guitar riffs add a powerpop element to the punk backbone formed by Sydney Koke’s driving basslines, while drummer/lead singer Jen Twynn Payne delivers her lyrics with a powerful vocal style. These components come together through a collaborative songwriting process to deliver a blend of fuzzy “artisanal grunge”.

The Courtneys have previously 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. Check below for a full list of dates.

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

The Courtneys
The Courtneys II
Flying Nun Records
February 17, 2017

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