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Vancouver Fuzz – THE COURTNEYS: The Courtneys II (Flying Nun, 2017)

The Courtneys II

Hace poco hablábamos de ellas para dar cuenta del último adelanto del que es ya su segundo trabajo, en esta ocasión bajo el amparo de la legendaria Flying Nun. Pues bien, las chicas hacen honor a su compañía y han elaborado un perfecto disco de Fuzzy-Pop, lleno de esas pequñas aristas distorsionadas que hacen las delicias de los amantes del género. Un disco preñado de pequeños himnos como Country song, Silver velvet, Minnesota, Frankie, Tour o Lost boys.  Una colección de diez cortes animosos que son la perfecta continuación a su álbum de debut y la confirmación de que pueden ser un grupo perfecto para animar cualquier evento Indie

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“A pleasantly fuzzed indie rock trio from the Pacific Northwest, the Courtneys made their debut in 2013 with a self-titled set that revealed a strong melodic sense and an affinity for hooky indie pop of the Flying Nun variety. Two years later, the hard-working Vancouver band earned a roster spot on that very label after impressing the venerable Kiwi pop empire during a tour of Australia and New Zealand. Their Flying Nun-issued follow-up, The Courtneys II, expands on the promise of their debut with ten more riffy odes to ’90s pop culture, good times, good friends, and errant slackerdom. In Jen Twynne Payne the Courtneys boast one of rock’s great rarities, the lead singing drummer, although with songs as catchy as “Silver Velvet” and “Tour,” it’s an edge they hardly require. Payne, along with bassist/singer Sydney Koke and guitarist Courtney Gavin, churns out propulsive, semi-laid-back indie rock jams that are streamlined enough to lift them out of the underground, but have enough rough edges to keep them honest. The Courtneys are a power pop act at their core, and their natural melodicism and solid songwriting are what makes this record an engaging listen. The nearly seven-minute bubblegum epic “Lost Boys,” which references the late-’80s teenage vampire flick of the same name, would wear out its welcome far sooner without the Courtneys‘ innate sense of craft. The song’s devolution into a rugged wall of guitar scuzz is actually quite nice and cleanses the palate for the brief, riffy “Virgo,” another highlight. They may not have broken the mold, but delivering a rock-solid album that plays well from front to back is no easy feat, and this second volume is a winner” (All Music)

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6 abril, 2017 Posted by | The Courtneys | Deja un comentario

Fuzzy Forever – THE COURTNEYS: Minnesota (Flying Nun, Single, 2017)

Los canadienses The Courtneys saben en qué liga juegan y a qué pueden aspirar. Saben hacer virtud de sus condiciones y consiguen un sonido muy personal. A seguir…

“The Courtneys are charmingly droll. The Vancouver trio includes but one Courtney, née Courtney Garvin, who rips vivid fuzz-guitar riffs alongside bassist Sydney Koke and singer/drummer Jen Twynn Payne. Their music—a bit gray, slightly lopsided—recalls velvety 1980s kiwi acts such as the Clean and Look Blue Go Purple. Crucially, though, the Courtneys bust out of the ramshackle Dunedin sound with bold, driving arrangements and thrilling pop sense. They have covered U2’s “I Will Follow” live and mention the influence of Teenage Fanclub and Big Star. Accordingly, the Courtneys feel like a punkish band with clearly-outlined emotions and a cheekily arena-rock spirit. On their supremely catchy second album, II, they lock into a real groove. They tactfully pair simplicity and strength. They make sad songs sound like a blast” (Pitchfork)

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31 marzo, 2017 Posted by | The Courtneys | Deja un comentario

The Courtneys: Lost boys (Single, 2014)

Territorios conocidos para TJB: guitarras con aromas noventeros, y ese aroma inconfundible del Noise.

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28 agosto, 2014 Posted by | The Courtneys | Deja un comentario