Austin, Texas natives Quiet Company have released an indie rock album that lives up to their hometown’s high musical standards.
Home to the Austin City Limits and SXSW music festivals, Austin is a city renown for its indie rock, so it’s good to see some locals making good on the cities reputation. Quiet Company are true “indie” in the sense that they independently released their album We Are All Where We Belong. It’s an impressive effort and one that will surely be getting them some attention in the coming months.
Drawing comparisons to everyone from Death Cab for Cutie to The Polyphonic Spree to Bright Eyes, the band has produced a set of songs brimming with emotion, energy and melody. Single “You, Me and the Boatman” is a good example of their style. Lead singer and organist Taylor Muse (who is also the band’s principle songwriter) sings an impassioned plea to his lover to stay with him “until the boatman comes.”
The song climaxes with the band blasting just about every instrument they can lay their hands on while Muse wails “so let’s live to love and love to live!” It’s a call to seize the day and the triumphant music compels you to get up and do just that.