Courtesy Tier is an exciting garage blues rock trio out of Brooklyn that serves up a unique blend of old-school rock and heavy southern blues, mixed with the disparate musical influences of group members Omer Leibovitz (guitar/vocals), Layton Weedeman (drums), and Alex Picca (bass). Their EP, Little Rock, showcases a fresh and edgy vibe on three new super tight and explosive tracks. Little Rock drops this Friday, November 6, 2015, on Beverly Martel Records.
The EP leads off with the explosive, slow-grinding title track, “Little Rock,” featuring brilliant rhythm-guitar layered beneath a distorted lead. Second track, “Green,” lays out a foundation of dissonant post-punk chorditure that’s intermittently hijacked by the irrepressible chorus. And final track, “Childish Blues” has a gritty, blues-driven, modern rock edge and a fast-paced, catchy chorus that will have you singing along. Produced by Chris “Frenchie” Smith (The Front Bottoms, And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead), Little Rock reveals a new edginess and aggressiveness not displayed by Courtesy Tier on their earlier releases. It sounds good on them.
Successfully melding musical influences that stretch from the Middle East, to the American South, and New Jersey, the unique garage blues rock sound of Courtesy Tier is creating quite a buzz on the indie music scene. After Little Rock drops, the trio is planning to tour extensively over the winter and then return to the studio. You should follow them at the social media links below. You’ll be able to say, “I was a fan before they got big.”