Vancouver, BC-based trio the Courtneys make a bouncy brand of indie rock lacing in ’90s fuzz and feel-good vibes with an understated jagged edge. They’re set to drop their sophomore record, II, early next year. An early taste comes in the form of the catchy “Silver Velvet.” Lead singer Jen Twynn Payne sings of a partner ruling her thoughts despite the physical distance between them, capturing the difficulty of long distance relationships over layers of distorted guitars and intricate clamor on the drums. Payne floats through the earworm hook: “And nothing you say/ And nothing you do / Can stop me from thinking about you.” Good luck getting it out of your head for the rest day. Check it out below.
II is out 2/17 on Flying Nun. Pre-order it here.