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Albums Of The Week: The Courettes | Boom! Dynamite (An Introduction To The Fabulous Courettes)

The dynamic Danish duo explode onto the North American radar with this essential compilation of hits, highlights and firecrackers from their four retro-rockin’ releases.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:The Courettes (singer-guitarist 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, Phil Spector’s 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” are thrilled to tour the U.S.A. for the first time. Expect excitement, danger, sweat, explosive performances, and most importantly, GREAT tunes! To coincide with their first North American shows, and as an introduction to the band, they have released the compilation Boom! Dynamite (An Introduction To The Fabulous Courettes). The duo have released four fantastic albums on the legendary label Damaged Goods Records, each one praised far and wide, 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 guides you through their albums from the very beginning, from their early raw-power garage-rock to their present 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 Walking, Push 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 in 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 & Freaks. Only 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.

The Courettes are pure dynamite! Turn up the volume and fuzz out! BOOM!”

Watch my video interview with The Courettes HERE.