October Revolution - Released October 16, 2022
The follow up to the 2021 debut album, Into The Blue, October Revolution further solidifies the definitive Courtney Can’t Park sound – a moody and edgier take on jangle pop with a heavy 90s alt rock influence. October Revolution trades the meandering genre eclecticism of Into The Blue with a steady parade of guitar-driven indie rock. It’s a more mature group of songs with a more confident sense of musical identity. From the dark but gentle acoustics of the intro track, “Winter In Moscow,” to the distorted guitars and hammering melody of the closing rocker, “Rewind,” the album is structured to create a sonic ramp that increases in intensity with each song.
Into the Blue - Released August 24, 2021
Courtney Can’t Park’s debut album, Into the Blue, dropped in the summer of 2021. It’s a genre-bending, 12-song ride through power pop melodies, folk rock lyrics, and alt rock riffs. Borrowing and incorporating influences from R.E.M. through Teenage Fanclub through White Room, Into the Blue delivers a stream of consciousness track list brought together with a bittersweet thread of optimistic melancholy. From the bright and bouncy power pop opener, "In My Mind," to the sleepy electronic yearnings of "Subway Train" to the 90's alt rock stalker love song, "Say the Words," Into the Blue never stays in one place too long.
Hailing from just outside one of the greatest music cities in the world – Detroit, MI – Courtney Can’t Park is the alt rock brainchild of vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter, Aaron Stacy.
Drawing on influences from Big Star to R.E.M. to Teenage Fanclub, Courtney Can’t Park’s sound is a modern take on classic alternative rock and power pop. It’s heavily characterized by bright and jangly 12 strings combined with lightly distorted electric guitars under melancholy but hopeful vocals. The result are songs that always seem to toe the line between happiness and sorrow, never moving too far in either direction.
To date Courtney Can’t Park has released two full-length albums – 2021’s debut “Into The Blue” and 2022’s “October Revolution.” On both albums, Aaron Stacy served as sole songwriter (lyrics and music), played all instruments, managed the recording process, mixed every track, and mastered each song for final release.
Recording is currently underway for Courtney Can’t Park’s next project, currently planned for a January 2024 release.