The Courtneys North American Tour With The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Versing Kicks Off In September

Photo Credit: Andrew Volk

Vancouver’s beloved power pop trio, The Courtneys released their sophomore album The Courtneys II on Flying Nun Records earlier this year. As their number one influence for years, the legendary label signed the trio as their first non-New Zealand act.

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”.

“A dizzying avalanche of melody and adrenaline… The Courtneys’ sophomore album expands on the Vancouver trio’s garage-rock jangle without sacrificing their cozy, lo-fi charm.” – 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

“ready-made indie pop anthems” – CBC

9/22: Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC *
9/23: Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA *
9/24: Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR *
9/26: The Chapel – San Francisco, CA *
9/27: Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA *
9/30: The Loft – La Jolla, CA *
10/2: Lowbrow Palace – El Paso, TX
10/4: The Mohawk – Austin, TX
10/5: Gasa Gas – New Orleans, LA
10/9: The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/10: The High Watt – Nashville, TN
10/12: The Pinhook – Durham, NC ^
10/13: DC9 – Washington, D.C. ^
10/14 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA ^
10/15: The Park Church Co-Op – New York, NY ^
10/16: Great Scott – Boston, MA ^
10/24: Le Circle – Quebec City, QC ^
10/25: House of Targ – Ottawa, ON ^
10/26: Longboat Hall – Toronto, ON ^
10/27: Rondo – Windsor, ON ^
10/29: Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL ^
10/31: Total Drage Records – Sioux Falls, SD ^
11/2: The Filling Station – Bozeman, MT ^
11/3: Bartlett – Spokane, WA ^
11/4: Palomino – Calgary, AB ^

* – w/ The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
^ – w/ Versing

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