Goldmine premieres the song “When You Were Young” (below) by the band Courtesy Tier (above), a bluesy garage rock trio from Brooklyn, NY. The song is taken from their new release of the same name, available March 4 on the Beverly Martel label.
Courtesy Tier – Omer Leibovitz (vocals/guitars), Layton Weedeman (drums), and Alex Picca (bass) – also released an EP, “Little Rock,” in November. The new release, “When You Were Young,” is a refinement of the band’s robust garage-y, bluesy rock style. It was produced by Peter Katis, who has produced The National, We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Swell Season, Frightened Rabbit, Interpol, Jukebox the Ghost, and many other artists.
Hailing from Israel and West Africa, Leibovitz also draws inspiration from “West African music, Jewish traditional and micro-tonal Middle Eastern music. My roots in the Middle East had a big effect on the way I sing.” Weedeman’s world in the NJ suburbs of Philadelphia was shaped by his very music-minded family (“my Dad was adamant about having music played on the stereo while we sat down for dinner “) and his frequent concert-going, seeing bands as varied as “Sonic Youth, Stereolab, and The Roots.” Meanwhile, Picca’s Southern upbringing (born in Kentucky, raised in Florida), contributed to his “love for singing bluegrass style close harmony.” The fates finally brought the band together when Leibovitz and Weedeman (who had formed the band while attending Boston’s Berklee College of Music) moved to Brooklyn and met Picca while working as guitar makers for iconic guitar builder Roger Sadowsky.
Already generating a healthy amount of local buzz about their dynamic live shows and previous releases, Courtesy Tier has received lots of love from QRO Mag who compared them to Kings of Leon and raved over the band’s vocal performance claiming “You can feel the wrenching in singer Omer Leibovitz’s voice, another strain on the well-worn heart”, while NYC Taper called them an “immense talent that was breathtaking to behold.”
For more information, go to courtesytier.com
COURTESY TIER ON TOUR:
|MAR 10||WOODLANDS TAVERN (SWEETWATER SESSIONS)||COLUMBUS, OH||8:00 PM|
|MAR 11||WUNDERBAR||COVINGTON, KY||9:30 PM|
|MAR 12||NORTHSIDE TAVERN||CINCINNATI, OH||9:00 PM|
|MAR 13||SPRINGWATER SUPPER CLUB||NASHVILLE, TN||11:00 PM|
|MAR 17||HOLE IN THE WALL (SXSW ROCKERSTALKER/SWITCHBITCH/BTCM)||AUSTIN, TX||3:15 PM|
|MAR 18||HOTEL VEGAS ANNEX (SXSW BROOKLYN BBQ ROCKERSTALKER)||AUSTIN, TX||12:00 PM|
|MAR 18||BIG BANG (SXSW ROCKERSTALKER/SWITCHBITCH/BTCM)||AUSTIN, TX||3:00 PM|
|MAR 30||TRANS-PECOS w/ Wussy (NYCTAPER)||NEW YORK, NY||8:00 PM|