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10:45pm

Quiet Company
    Saturday March 17, 2012 10:45pm - 11:25pm @ Chevrolet Sound Garage (612 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701)

    Quiet Company
    Quiet Company is from Austin , Texas — a city rich in musical diversity, enormous talent and
    towering musical history—but the quintet brings their own unique brand of indie power pop that
    sets them apart. What started as a solo project of prolific frontman Taylor Muse eventually grew
    to a full band with the addition of Tommy Blank (Guitar), Matt Parmenter (Bass), Jeff Weathers
    (Drums) and Cody Ackors (Trombone). Quiet Company has forged a familiar yet unique
    celebratory pop-rock sound layered with introspective lyrics that explore love, death and incisive
    observations about human nature.
    2010 was a breakout year of sorts for the five-piece group upon the release of “Songs for
    Staying In”, which features singles that landed regular rotations on almost every rock and
    pop radio station in Austin, and TV placements on MTV’s The Real World: New Orleans,
    E! Channel’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The hard-earned buzz earned them a live
    taping in Austin City Limits Studio 6a, as well as acting roles (as themselves) on ABC’s former
    documentary drama My Generation.
    The band’s latest endeavor, “We Are All Where We Belong”—mixed by legendary engineer
    Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, U2, The Cure)—chronicles the many different emotions that a person
    goes through in a break up: sadness, resentment, self-doubt, but ultimately hope and the
    indescribable joy and freedom that comes from the realization of making the right decision.
    “It is easily the most personal thing I’ve ever written,” Muse said. “It is, essentially, a break up
    record, only the romance that’s ending was between myself and religion.”
    Musically, the album maintains the band’s richly arranged, consistently catchy pop hooks and
    encompassing vocal harmonies but explores new territory with full orchestral arrangements and
    new sonic textures. Lyrically, the album is a departure from the former “Songs For Staying In”
    but the juxtaposition of heavier lyrical content and their trademarked upbeat sound makes for an
    engaging, above-the-cut musical experience.
    Quiet Company recently teamed up with Grooveshark and Rocket Science to release the new
    album. Leveraging the strengths of both companies to spearhead a truly progressive music
    marketing endeavor, the relationship provides a realistic strategy to provide a road map that
    artists can use to achieve success in a rapidly changing industry.
    Since the band’s inception in 2005, Quiet Company has traveled the country far and wide,
    logging more than 400 shows since 2007 including performing in front of 10,000 people at
    KGSR’s annual Blues On The Green in Zilker park, several sold out shows at House of Blues
    and have had the opportunity to share the stage with bands such as Toadies, Rooney, Evan
    Dando and Bob Schneider among others.
    From the band’s inception through their rapid growth, the goal has never changed: To write
    intelligent, epic pop music that shines with honesty and provokes self-reflection.

    Artists
    Quiet Company is joyful, magnificent indie powerpop. If you love...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #QuietCompany
    Tags 21+, Rock
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS19480

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