Courtesy — “HEY” CS
5 / 4 / 2018
Courtesy – HEY
Courtesy has crafted an unclassifiable electronic blend of off-kilter atmospheric synths, otherworldly vocal harmonies, deep-house grooves, and weirdo-funk bass lines all sewn together via a persistent Oberheim DX drum machine. Throughout Courtesy’s three albums there has been a loose thread mirroring evolution and their process—from an amorphous single-celled Idmatic, to the lizard-like mass of reflexes represented in Slow Bruise, to the stumbling, playful, and exaggerated toddler of HEY.
Now a trio with the addition of Doug Malone, Courtesy’s new album was inspired by plastics, young bodybuilders as a metaphor for pop personas, the feeling of Andre Agassi’s pastel/neon Nike apparel line, and Ronald McDonald now wanting to be referred to as Ron. HEY is unabashedly weird yet accessible and all the more brilliant for it.