The best things in life usually happen by mistake. And courtship. began just like that.Micah Gordon (24) and Eli Hirsch (22) met playing as hired musicians in an LA band but as the story is told, Micah almost didn’t come to first rehearsal (classic Micah). After a few rehearsals and true creative connection, Micah invited Eli to jam at his house.
At that first jam session, a vocalist was invited to join Eli and Micah but canceled last minute.Micah, having never been a lead singer in his life, decided to take the challenge head on. Thatday, courtship. was born (with Micah taking on a shiny new "lead singer" role) and their firstsingle "Stop For Nothing" was written.
There’s something you should know: courtship. Definitely does NOT make sense on paper.Although they are both Jewish kids from the west coast, Micah, an LA native, is a trained jazzpianist and Eli, a Portland native, started playing in pop-punk bands when he was 13. Micahgrew up on Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and Miles Davis while Eli would jam to Blink-182,Passion Pit and Weezer. Little did they know, the collision of their worlds would createsomething totally new to both of them.
The next surprise came in August of 2016 when their first single "Stop For Nothing" wasreleased to massive critical acclaim. NME said courtship. were “becoming indie-pop’s next bigthing.” and Zane Lowe was shouting “the entire industry is freaking out, freaking out about thisband!” live on Beats 1.
The boys spent the rest of 2016 and beginning of 2017 releasing more music and reachingmore people, hitting #1 on Hype Machine and garnering millions of plays and prime playlistsupport from the likes of Spotify and Apple Music.
courtship.'s energetic live show, reminiscent of a late night dance party in your best friend'sliving room, came together with a debut performance at Neon Gold's Pop Shop in New York.The band has also performed at Aaron Axelson’s Pop Scene in San Francisco as well as directsupport for COIN.
If you are a Snapchat user, you may already be familiar with courtship.'s music. Snapchathave used courtship. songs in the latest product launch video as well as 4th of July andCanada Day video greetings reaching hundreds of millions of users.
This Summer, courtship. released their latest single, "Perfect People," hitting over 200Kstreams on Spotify in its first week. In addition, "Perfect People," which premiered withBillboard, was the second most blogged about song on the internet, only under Wu-Tang Clan.Hillydilly calls it “The biggest alternative smash of 2017...a career-defining song.” while IndieShuffle raves that "Perfect People" is a “perfect track.”
Look out for courtship. on tour this Fall and plenty of new music.
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To learn more about courtship. visit wearecourtship.com... And make sure you're listening to ALT 98.7 at 12:35p, 3:05p, 6:05p and 10:05p to hear "Perfect People"!