Track Attack: Courier Club — “Liza” and “Better Now”

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Maybe we’re due for a post-punk revival revival. At least, that’s the impression one gets listening to the first two singles from the Philly-based Courier Club. The band’s sound finds the sweet spot between, say, Tokyo Police Club and early Killers.

“Better Now,” the band’s debut single, is the more rock-influenced of the two, built around a danceable riff – and the band seems to know it too: “I know you can win them on the dancefloor,” they declare in the song’s first verse. It is easily the best song called “Better Now” to have been released in 2018.

Courier Club shows off their softer side on “Liza,” a beat-driven indie rock anthem dying to be played on alternative radio. It’s reminiscent at times of the weirder songs off the last What What What record, although with a couple quirks: the slightly distorted vocals, the wobbly synths that pop up chorus, the buzzy bridge.

Although they’ve only released two songs by now, Courier Club is entering 2019 as a Band To Watch™. If they can keep up this sort of quality over a full-length record, I’m predicting a bright future for these guys.


Zac Djamoos | @greatwhitebison

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