Introducing… Courtesy Tier
Brooklyn-based trio Courtesy Tier, releasing their debut LP ‘Everyone’s OK’ on Friday 9th September, 2016 via Beverly Martel.
“We’re more confident, leaning harder into what we do, and more fearless about making the music we make without pretensions,” asserts guitarist and vocalist Omer Leibovitz.
‘Everyone’s OK’ unifies the disparate history and geography of all three band members, with Leibovitz hailing from Israel and West Africa, Weedeman’s world being the NJ suburbs of Philadelphia and Picca’s Southern upbringing bestowing a love for Bluegrass.
The fates brought the band together when Leibovitz and Weedeman (who had originally 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.
Everyone’s OK’ sees the band finding perfect balance as a trio, completed by Alex Picca on bass guitar and Layton Weedeman on drums. The record also incorporates production work from two celebrated producers; Chris “Frenchie” Smith (The Front Bottoms, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Purple) and Peter Katis (Interpol, The National). The album was mixed in Houston, Texas by Joe Hardy (ZZ Top).
‘Having been sent Courtesy Tier’s track ‘Cold’ which is taken from their debut LP ‘Everyone’s OK’ I was impressed with Leibovitz ferocious electric guitar that hits you like a freight train. You then have a funky bassline from Alex Picca that blends beautifully with Weedeman’s fast drum sound. I have a feeling that fans of acts such as The Killers and The National will enjoy the tight, upbeat sound that this Brooklyn rock trio has to offer”. – Glenn Sargeant (Just Listen To This)
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(Many thanks to Pete Sargeant and Alex Fordham at Authority Communications for help with this piece)