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Each spring thousands of artists travel to Austin for SXSW, but there’s some amazing local bands that play Austin’s iconic venues all year round. One such band is Quiet Company. Their ebullient indie-pop ranges from dynamic rock songs to heartfelt slow building anthems. Lead singer Taylor Muse’s gentle, soothing vocals draw comparisons to Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie), but it’s their commanding arrangements and skilled songwriting that really hooks listeners in (and okay maybe their charm as well). Not to mention, these talented guys play a fantastic array of instruments that include piano, trumpet, banjo, glockenspiel, trombone, organ and more.
I bumped into the band on 6th street during SXSW, where they were wearing signs that read “Free Hugs from Quiet Company.” My friend and I accepted the offer and went in for a hug. We then got to talking and learned of some of the many shows they were playing that week, including one at Whole Foods. The band has been busy promoting the release of their third album We Are All Where We Belong out now.
Listen to “The Confessor” here:
The Confessor by Quiet Company
So how big of a deal are these buys in Austin and beyond? Well, at the 30th Anniversary of the Austin Music Awards held in early March, Quiet Company broke the record for most awards won in a single year. The impressive list is certainly something to shout about.