The Courettes announce ‘Boom! Dynamite’ album

The Courettes press photo
Photo: Morten Madsen

The Courettes (lead guitarist/singer Flavia Couri and drummer Martin Couri) are an explosive (husband and wife) rock duo from Denmark and Brazil who have been touring nonstop throughout Europe since 2015, bringing their perfect blend of garage rock, 60s Girl Groups, Wall of Sound, surf music and doo wop to the delight of any audience even remotely interested in rock ‘n’ roll. Now, the “hardest working band in showbiz” will tour the USA for the first time. 

To coincide with their first US shows, and as an introduction to the band, a special US/Canada-only compilation, ‘Boom! Dynamite (An Introduction To The Fabulous Courettes),’ will be released May 12th. The duo has released four fantastic albums on the legendary label Damaged Goods Records, each one praised by magazines such as MOJO and Shindig!, most notably the ‘Back In Mono’ album in 2021, a true milestone in their career and featured in countless Best Albums of 2021 lists.

This new compilation, released exclusively for the US, guides you through their albums from the very beginning, from the early raw power garage rock onto their present Spector/Levine Wall of Sound Gold Star sound, made using complex recording techniques at StarrSound Studios in Denmark with top producer Søren Christensen and mixing genius Seiki Sato from Japan. 

From ‘Here Are The Courettes,’ their debut album from 2015, you ́ll find I’ve Been WalkingPush It Too Hard (a duet with Kim Kix of Powersolo), both raw and rocking, along with a 2021 re-recording of The Boy I Love, which heads deep down the ‘60s Girl Group alley. On ‘We Are The Courettes,’ their second album, the duo began using overdubs in the studio. You can hear Flavia singing harmonies and playing piano and organ on the swinging tracks Time is Ticking and Strawberry Boy. The album also contained the garage nerve of ‘Hoodoo Hop’ and ‘Voodoo Doll’, featuring legendary Brazilian Horror icon Coffin Joe on spells. 

The brilliant ‘Back in Mono’ album found the duo on top songwriting form and is represented on the compilation by Hop The Twig, Want You! Like a Cigarette, Night Time (The Boy of Mine), R.I.N.G.O and Misfits & FreaksOnly Happy When You’re Gone is a hidden gem from ‘Back in Mono (B-Sides & Outtakes),’ and the fantastic single Christmas (I Can Hardly Wait) is included for the first time on an album.  Watch the video for Misfits & Freaks via YouTube below.

The Courettes Boom! dynamite cover
Boom! Dynamite’ track listing

1. Boom! Dynamite
2. Hop the Twig
3. Want You! Like A Cigarette 
4. Christmas (I Can Hardly Wait) 
5. Time is Ticking
6. I’ve Been Walking
7. Only Happy When You’re Gone 
8. The Boy I Love
9. Night Time (The Boy of Mine) 
10. R.I.N.G.O.
11. Misfits & Freaks
12. Strawberry Boy
13. Push It Too Hard
14. Voodoo Doll

The first pressing is on sunny orange vinyl and is limited to 1000 copies. The band hit the West Coast in May for select dates, as well as Gonerfest in the fall and will be announcing more US shows in the near future.

“A force to be reckoned with. Matching the garage rock ferocity of The Sonics to prime early 60s girl group, the band’s output is utterly feral in the most addictive possible way. Reminiscent of The Ronettes given a Ramones style overhaul, their evil charms arrive covered in blood-soaked glamour. Twanging guitar and raucous percussion, a wild head-long charge into the unknown” Clash Magazine

US tour dates

(West Coast Tour w/ The Schizophonics

May 5 Casbah – San Diego 

May 6 Constellation Room – Santa Ana 

May 8 The Sardine – San Pedro 

May 9 Transplants Brewing Company – Lancaster 

May 10 Cellar Door – Visalia 

May 11 Moe’s Alley – Santa Cruz 

May 12 Bottom of The Hill – San Francisco 

May 13 The Wheelhouse – Nevada City 

May 14 Cafe Colonial – Sacramento

September 30 Gonerfest – Memphis

More dates to be announced!

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