Partial to suggestions from Rolling Stone and bands who originate in the south, it was only a matter of time till the Austin based rock group, Courrier, graced the pages of Shockya. The Texas natives dropped their sophomore album, “Cathedrals of Color”, on March 12th and have recently been featured in the Mumford & Sons’ cover issue of Rolling Stone. The outfit did a photo shoot for the magazine at Gruene Hall, which is the oldest continually running dance hall in Texas. You can check out a behind-the-scenes look of the Rolling Stone feature here.

As a dedicated hard copy owner of the magazine, I took a liking to the dapperly dressed band who aesthetically and musically suited the Mumford & Son’s issue. While the current winners of “Album of the Year” are the best folkloric band out there, Courrier has a similar demeanor of creating “feel good” music, just with a little less folk and a bit more pop. Produced by Tim Palmer (U2, Pearl Jam), the 16 track album has strong commercial success with its immensely catchy single, “Love Is Fire”.

Having both talent and radio “friendly” play, Courrier has an ideal combination to be an outfit that persists in the music industry. You can head on over to iTunes to take a listen to “Cathedrals of Color”. You can also check out an inside look of the group creating the album.

Courrier is currently on the road with Marc Broussard. For more information on their spring tour, click here.

By lonnie

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