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.

Courtesy

HEY

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Format CS
Catalog Number MG96
Edition 150 + download
Side A

1. Hey
2. May Loop
3. Earthworm

Side B

1. Future Gap
2. Process
3. Koto

Courtesy

Doug Malone
Kirk Rawlings
Drew Ryan

Recorded
Add’l Recording
+ Mixing
Mastered

Trumpet

Standard Steel

JAMDEK
Greg Obis at
Chicago Mastering Service
Corey Anderson