The Courtneys unveil “Minnesota” from new album on Flying Nun – Extend North American tour

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.  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”.

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.



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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