Okay good groupies, listen up. You know I love this little band from Austin called Quiet Company. Kind of a lot. Kind of more than a lot. And I have something really exciting to share just in case you hadn’t heard – they officially signed with the Austin-based record label Modern Outsider late last year. (Home to one of my fave 2014 music finds, The Crookes.) Insert about 100 confetti horn emojis here!
I’m so excited because these guys are beyond deserving of even more ears listening to their tunes. Quiet Company is one of those bands that encompasses everything I love about music. I want to frame prints of their lyrics all over my apartment (and maybe even tattoo one or two on myself) as constant reminders of how I should live my life. I love how BIG their sound can get and how I always find myself wanting to sing along at the top of my lungs. But I’m getting ahead of myself here.
Exactly one week from now, Transgressor – their next album and first with Modern Outsider – will be released to the world, and if you’re lucky enough to live in Texas I want to make sure you’re the first in line for one of the release shows! (I may or may not be going to nearly all of them – living up to the groupie part of my name…)
Update: BTW, you can stream the ENTIRE album right here!
Here’s my 7 reasons you don’t want to miss them:
1. They’re incredible live.
When you’re a seasoned music fan, you know how openers can go – totally hit or miss. When I saw Quiet Company open for Rooney in 2010, they were a total hit. Despite a small-ish early crowd, their sound filled every nook and cranny of the Granada Theater in Dallas. We walked into the venue mid-song, and I literally stopped dead in my tracks. Every single band member on stage was so into the music, so into pouring all his energy into each and every song they played. I was hooked.
And they’ve only gotten better and better over the last four-and-a-half years I’ve been going to see them. Even if you know nothing about them, as long as you love a great live band you’ll love them.
2. Taylor’s got jokes.
For days and days. And if you’re lucky, lead singer (and aspiring stand up comic) Taylor Muse will treat you to one or two. They always make me laugh, smirk or just shake my head. His on-stage comedy and commentary is part of Quiet Company’s live charm.
3. Tickets are dirt cheap.
Seriously. You can get away with seeing this spectacular band for 15 bucks or less. And yes, that’s WITH service fees.
4. They’re playing with some killer Texas bands.
East Cameron Folkore, The Digital Wild, Megafauna, O’Conqueror, The Caldwell, Calhoun, We Leave at Midnight, Swimming with Bears and, my personal fave, Oil Boom. Just to name ALL of them.
5. You’ll be able to play the “I saw them when…” card.
I’ve been trying to accept this is finally the year when Quiet Company takes off, everyone in the entire world loves them and I’ll no longer be greeted at shows with huge hugs or get insider dish at the Christmas shows. Okay, maybe that’s a little selfish…but seriously. Take advantage of seeing them in a smaller venue now because this is the year and this is the album that’s going to make everyone outside of Texas fall in love with this band.
6. They play some damn good music.
Taylor has this knack for writing the exact lyrics I need to hear for this exact moment in my life, and he knows how to put together an incredibly catchy melody. It’s about love. It’s about life. It’s about everything you want music to be about.
7. Quiet Company fans are pretty awesome.
You will be hard pressed to find a cooler group of music fans who know when to get into it, when to shut up and listen and who aren’t going to be jerks in the crowd. I’ve met some awesome music friends because of this band, and I’m proud to be a part of this fan base.
Have I talked you into it yet?
Awesome. Because their album release shows kick off THIS weekend, the first being right here in Houston. (We feel oh-so-special to get the first show, guys! Thanks!) Here’s all their upcoming Texas release shows:
Thursday, February 19
Cactus Music – Houston, TX
In store performance at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, February 20
Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
With East Cameron Folkore and The Caldwell
Doors at 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 21
Empire Control Room and Garage – Austin, TX
With East Cameron Folkore, The Digital Wild, Megafauna, O’Conqueror
Doors at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, February 24
Waterloo Records – Austin, TX
In store performance at 5 p.m.
Saturday, February 28
Club Dada – Dallas, TX
With Oil Boom and Calhoun
Doors at 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 1
Good Records – Dallas, TX
In store performance at 1 p.m.
Friday, March 6
Grand Stafford Theater – Bryan, TX
Doors at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 7
Sam’s Burger Joint – San Antonio. TX
With We Leave at Midnight and Swimming with Bears
Show at 9 p.m.
If you head to a show, I’d love to hear about it!
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