Past song of the week / May 2010

Courier News
"Empty Clouds"

From the album Fixtures

Featured track, available from May 13 to May 20

Juno Award-winner Alexa Dirks (Chic Gamine, The New Lightweights) and Western Canadian Music Award-winner Matt Schellenberg (The Liptonians, Royal Canoe) have teamed up for a new pop project: Courier News. The duo releases its debut five-song EP, Fixtures, this month with a little bit of help from some sidewalk chalk and local indie label Head in the Sand. Instead of celebrating the release with the usual party and concert, Courier News will instead hand out free cupcakes at Music Trader from 4-6pm on May 13. Yup, cupcakes. For those anxious to see Dirks and Schellenberg live, you may have to make due with catching the pair with their other bands. With new releases on the way from both Chic Gamine and The Liptonians, Dirks and Schellenberg are both a bit busy. While you're waiting, check out Fixtures at Music Trader and the Head in the Sand store, get some cupcakes, and download Courier News' "Empty Clouds" from The Loudspeaker, available until May 20.


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