courtship.'s debut album 'Denial in Paradise'.
The best things in life usually happen by accident, and the genesis of courtship. is no exception. Micah Gordon and Eli Hirsch were both session musicians in LA who met at a gig. During their downtime on the first day, they instantly realized they had something special -- but neither of them were singers. Or so they thought. Eli, who is self-taught and grew up playing in Portland pop-punk bands, recognized the true virtuoso hidden inside the scrawny frame of a fellow west coast mensch. “Micah, you can sing!” Micah is a classically trained jazz pianist and was influenced by Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Miles Davis; Eli grew up with the likes of Blink-182, Passion Pit and Weezer and together they are the Larry David of indie-pop.
Shortly after their debut and out of nowhere, NME was saying courtship. had a shot at “becoming indie-pop’s next big thing,” and Zane Lowe live on Beats 1 was shouting on-air “the entire industry is freaking out, freaking out about this band!” The boys spent the last few years on the road touring with artists such as Dayglow, Passion Pit, the Hunna, Weezer, The Wombats, Magic City Hippies and Night Riots -- all while garnering millions of streams. The duo's sophomore album is set to release in 2022 and is a testament to everything that courtship is -- authentic, witty, and feel-good.
Hi were Eli and Micah, we became a band accidentally but we’re really glad we did.