This alternative-Rock band from Austin, Texas, creates rich, inspiring soundscapes with their ascending harmonies and radiant guitars. In 2012, Courrier has been featured on CW's Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, and 90210 . After their national television debut on The Vampire Diaries, Courrier's emotional anthem "Between" raced up the iTunes alternative chart, peaking at #52. Their new single, "Love is a Fire," from their forthcoming sophomore record produced by Tim Palmer (U2, Pearl Jam), releases to radio this summer and is sure to ignite the attention of listeners worldwide.
The title of Courriers first studio release, Like the Cold of Snow in the Time of Harvest, is a fitting description of the boys from Austin, Texas. Like a new wind in an often dry and monotonous music business, Courriers music is refreshing indeed. With a penchant for melody in the likes of alternative-rock bands like Coldplay, Death Cab for Cutie, and Kings of Leon, Courrier writes songs as soothing as they are sincere. It is in this duality that Courrier finds their message. In the beauty of existence and the pain of experience, lead singer Austin Jones voice even reflects the honeyed grit of reality, while their massive sound anthems the intimate.
With the release of their debut full-length album A Violent Flame, Courrier reached even a whole new height. The album, engineered by Adam Hawkins (whose credits include Switchfoot and Regina Spektor) and produced by Matt Novesky, displays this next-level lyricism, melody, and overall songwriting. A Violent Flame will assure you of a few things. A rock sung can still be sung like a hymn. A band should be more than a single. The words fans and friends should be synonymous. And finally, you dont have to be the first to know about a band to enjoy them. So whether you are a new fan or an old friend, you are appreciated.