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.