Since their start in 2009, and the release of their debut album “A Violent Flame”, Austin band Courrier has gained momentum with every step they have taken. Courrier’s young career has taken them on national tours with Kate Voegele, Parachute, and taking the stage as supporting act for Blue October and Ed K (LIVE). The national recognition has earned their music spots on shows seen on MTV, The CW, as well as earning a spot on the iTunes Alternative Chart, and gaining recognition by being featured on Kings of A&R.
All this is leading Courrier to what promises to be an explosive shoot out of the gate with the release of the lead single off the band’s upcoming album. In a conversation with the band lead guitarist, Philip Edsel, explains “We’re in the writing phase right now. We’re working on a new record that we’ll be recording in July”, and adding about the new songs, “We are really trying to be diligent and disciplined in our songwriting in order to get good songs, so that’s what we are doing in between playing shows”. Courrier wants to offer an album different from the band’s debut release. “It’s going to be an evolution of our last album,” says Austin Jones, Courrier’s lead vocalist, further adding that they are working to “craft the songs a lot better”.
Courrier gave fans a well received sneak peak of the new album with the debut of the lead single, “Love is a Fire” as the final song of their set while supporting Blue October April 28 at Stubbs BBQ in Austin, TX. Edsel explains, " we wanted to put out a single that would showcase the direction our music is heading in, and this was the song we decided was the strongest”. “Love is a Fire” has proven to be the right choice for the band from the get go. The song and it’s video will be officially released May 14, the same day it will be featured on the season finale of the CW’s “Gossip Girl”.
“Love is a Fire” was produced by Matt Noveskey (Blue October), but the album will be produced by acclaimed producer, Tim Palmer (Switchfoot, HIM, Bob Schneider) according to the band. “Those two share our vision and they are so talented, we are so excited,” says Jones. A tour in support of the new album is the works, “Tour is in the plans, we don’t have anything booked yet, but it is definitely in the plans” explains Jones. Edsel explains, “We do have our official release show May 11 at Stubbs. We are playing three new songs at the show, so we are excited to debut those as well”. To find out more on Courrier’s upcoming release show at Stubb’s indoor stage, May 11, and to stay connected with the band visit the band’s Facebook and twitter (@courriermusic).