Review: The Courtneys – ‘II’

The Courtneys succeed in delivering an album that’s dripping with exuberance, creativity and sunshine. From the track “Tour,” where you can almost feel the anticipation that builds up throughout the beginning instrumental, to “Mars Attack,” which utilizes vocals sang in a minor key to create a different vibe than the rest of the album, there isn’t a single song that you’ll want to skip within the entire 10 track record.

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PREMIERE: Listen to “Forks” and “Spinning Round” by Guest Directors

For the new music, the band returned to Witch Ape Studio for tracking (the forge where the first EP was hammered out) with Tad Doyle (Brothers of The Sonic Cloth, TAD, Hog Molly), then went into Derring-Do Studio with Aileen Paron (These People Here, Scarlet Season) to cut vocal tracks.

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PREMIERE: Watch Charlie and the Rays’ Video for “Can’t Get You Off”

The music video’s plot follows a girl in a cafe, who is spotted by one of the band members at a neighboring table. The movie then leads viewers through a mysterious chase, as the band member’s characters follow the cafe girl who is seemingly hallucinating an apparition, only to end with an unexpected twist.

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