“Minnesota” The Courtneys
Vancouver trio The Courtneys have released a new video for “Minnesota,” off their current release The Courtneys II, available via Flying Nun Records. The clip was Filmed at Mt. Washington on Vancouver Island and inspired by 90’s sky videos by Dinosaur Jr. and The Breeders, they saw their chance to pay homage to several shots from Dinosaur Jr.’s video “Out There”. The Courtneys hit the road for a run of dates, starting November 26th in Detroit, MI.
The Courtneys on the video for “Minnesota”:
“Minnesota talks about snow, so we had the idea early on to a do a ski video. Sydney and Courtney used to snowboard together after work, and Jen loves everything winter-related, so it was a blast to make. We recruited Rick, Courtney’s stepdad, to get action shots for us and Courtney’s mom makes a cameo as a stunt double!”
Nov 26: Detroit MI – El Club #
Nov 27: Toronto ON – Opera House #
Nov 28: Montreal QC – L’Astral #
Nov 30: Cambridge MA – The Sinclair #
Dec 01: Brooklyn NY – Warsaw #
Dec 04: Philadelphia PA – Union Transfer #
Dec 05: Pittsburgh PA – The Club @ Stage AE #
Dec 06: Baltimore MD – Ottobar #
Dec 08: Washington DC – Union Stage #
Dec 09: Richmond VA – Strange Matter #
Dec 11: Durham NC – Motorco Music Hall #
Dec 12: Chattanooga TN – JJ’s Bohemia #
Dec 14: Chicago IL – Thalia Hall #
# – w/ Cloud Nothings
The Courtneys released their sophomore album The Courtneys II on Flying Nun Records last 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. Guitarist Courtney Loove, bassist Sydney Koke and drummer/lead singer Jen Twynn Payne come together through a passionate collaborative songwriting process to deliver a special blend of fuzzy “artisanal grunge”.
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