Curtsy is an indie-rock five piece consisting of Austin Knecht, Crystal Napoles, Kai Dodson, Tamara Simons, and Jonathan Palmquist.
Curtsy was formed when Austin Knecht (vocals, guitar) auditioned as a lap steel player for a country-folk band fronted by Crystal Napoles (vocals, keys). After bonding over their mutual love of 80s pop and 90s shoegaze, the pair branched off and began writing songs together. Jonathan Palmquist (drums), Kai Dodson (bass), and Tamara Simons (guitar) joined the group along the way, forming a completive, rich rhythm section. Curtsy's sound meshes elements of lush indie pop with alt rock's driving rhythms and folk rock's haunting boy/girl harmonies, creating a sound that oscillates between angry dream pop and dreamy alt rock.