Courtesy Tier is a two-piece, New-York based guitar and drums duo that caught my ear during an inbox sweep recently, and I haven’t been able to stop listening since. They’ve been providing a dreamy rock soundtrack to a lot of fall walks and drives around Northern California these last two months.
Omer and Layton are one of those two-somes who make sounds that sound too full to have been created by just two people. It’s easy- but somehow inadequate – to describe their sound as blues rock. It’s hooky, addictive and ranges from gritty and foot-stomping to haunting and restrained with some great harmonies and the occasional killer broken-heart lyric.
Turn up the volume. Call me a fan. Just don’t ask what the band name means.
Right now, you can grab their EP, Holy Hot Fire, and LP, The Resolution, for free on their website.
Below is the video for “Home,” the first in a series by Zoe Hiigli to be released in the coming months.