The title of Courrier’s 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,” Courrier’s music is refreshing indeed. With a penchant for melody in the likes of alternative-rock bands like Coldplay, Death Cab for Cutie, and Radiohead, 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 the ascending harmonies and radiant guitars anthem the intimate.
Armed with a collection of songs as dynamic live as they are personal in your headphones, Courrier’s music shines amidst the shadows of a changing industry, assuring music fans of a few simple truths. 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 don’t 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. Check out Courrier’s new EP, as well as their Myspace for upcoming shows. You can also follow them on Twitter @courriermusic.