Quiet Company is Rock Band of the Year at SXSW
There's been nothing quiet about the continued rise of Quiet Company. After all, when you make as much noise as this dynamic indie rock band has, and just happen to hail from Texas (a state where everything is bigger), it's pretty hard to stay under the radar for long.
We're sure you've heard of bands like the Beatles, Arcade Fire and Weezer. Quiet Company has drawn instant comparison to these names and more. In fact, critics from Paste Magazine, NPR, the New York Times, Austin Chronicle and others have showered praise on the band for their energetic live shows and anthemic sound.
You know there's one event Quiet Company was definitely penciled in for in 2014, and it was SXSW. Of course they went on to win Rock Band of the Year at the festival, adding on another in a slew of trophies already taken home from the Austin Music Awards (Band of the Year, Album of the Year, Rock Band of the Year, Indie Band of the Year and Song of the Year…just to mention a few).
The praise has literally been coming in all directions since Quiet Company's 2011 release, "We Are All Where We Belong." They followed it up with the 2013 album re-release, "A Dead Man on My Back: Shine Honesty Revisited," and are back in the studio working on their next full-length project (said to be called "Transgressor."
A posting on their website back on June 11, 2014 announced that "Transgressor" was done and that the band was working on a release schedule for the album. Though no date was given, they are hoping for a fall release to showcase the addition of two new members to the band. The album is backed by new drummer Evan Smoker and keyboardist Bill Gyrta. Quiet Company believes "Transgressor" will be right there leading the way as rock 'makes a return to form' in 2014.
Nothing quiet about Quiet Company (Created August 22, 2013)
Known for their explosive live shows, Taylor Muse and his bandmates make up Quiet Company, an Austin pop-rock band formed in 2005 and now receiving rave reviews and shattering attendance records at outdoor festivals.
If it seems like the time has come for Muse and the band…. It has. The early success from albums like "Shine Honesty," "Everyone You Love Will be Happy Soon" and "Songs for Staying In" was magnified upon the release of 2011's "We Are All Where We Belong." With a strong core of Tommy Blank (Guitar), Matt Parmenter (Bass), Jeff Weathers (Drums) and Cody Ackors (Trombone), the album's expansive arrangements and anthemic qualities served as a cut away from past releases and a bridge to the breakout these guys had been waiting for.
Where have you seen Quiet Company lately? They've been pretty much everywhere, playing late night talk shows, outdoor concert series, performing at the Austin City Limits Festival and soaking up the glowing reviews from critics and fans alike. They finished 2012 with a sold-out showcase at CMJ 2012, touring the U.S. before returning to Austin to release their Christmas EP "Winter is Coming." A few months later, the band re-recorded "Shine Honesty" and re-titled the project "A Dead Man On My Back: Shine Honesty Revisited." It was released on April 9, 2013 with two new tracks, as well as a complete remastering of the entire album.
Summer 2013 saw the release of the "Are You A Mirror?" EP, and Quiet Company is now working on another full-length album. In between all the recording, they played SXSW 2013, Canadian Music Fest 2013 and continue to tour the US and Canada.
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