The Courtesy Tier – Little Rock Single

COURTESYTIER-LITTLEROCK-400It’s been quite some time since I’ve had the chance to really catch up with Brooklyn’s eclectic and admirably eccentric The Courtesy Tier. So much so, that I barely recognized the the dynamic duo of Omer Leibovitz and Layton (aka DJ Laytronic) Weedman have, with the addition of bassist Alex Picca, become a trio.

As I gazed into the bands latest three song offering I was immediately returned to the elements that always endeared me to the band. Their smart mix of Blues Rock, distortion and eccentric guitar noise always rewarded my quest for something unique and uniquely off center. A gift that sets them apart from many of their contemporaries. Often causing me to scratch my head, wondering “Are you sure this is from Brooklyn?”

In regards to these three songs. The Courtesy Tier have definitely opened up their sound by moving on to become a trio. While “Little Rock” and “Green” maintain the groups haunting, yet uplifting vibe. It’s “Childish Blues” that really triumphs. Reaping the rewards of bring bassist Alex Picca on board. It’s funky, fuzzy and downright dirty. Well done. Well done, indeed. J.D.

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Dolly’s Release a New Single As They Embark on a Fall Tour

dollys imageNEW BRUNSWICK, NJ. Indie pop trio, dollys, will be releasing a new single on September 23rd of 2015 and will be celebrating at the Asbury Lanes with a tour kick-off show. The two song single was recorded at Lakehouse Recording Studios and continues the pattern of vintage-tinted production, also showcased in their previous single “Better Doctor”. The juxtaposition of “I Know” and “Imitator” displays a scope of dynamics dollys has yet to reveal.  “I Know” is being released in tandem with a brand new music video shot and directed by Anthony Yebra on the Asbury Park beach. The single will be available for free download on the dollys bandcamp page linked below:

dollys’ tour kick-off show will feature performances by Asbury Park locals The Cold Seas and Goodbye Tiger. Up and coming North Jersey band, Hodera, joins the bill as well. Bradley Cooper, a hard rock group featuring select members of Deal Casino and dollys, will also make a special appearance opening up the show. The show kicks off for a twenty day tour of the northeast for dollys, the details of which can be found at