Interview: Quiet Company at Vinyl

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On May 28th, we had the pleasure of not only seeing one of Austin’s best live acts, we also got to sit down and chat with the band on a wide range of subjects before they took flight at Vinyl – Center Stage in Atlanta.

Quiet Company-4Quiet Company is an indie rock ‘n’ roll band from the music mecca that is Austin, Texas. Just in the last few years, Quiet Company has been named Band of the Year, Album of the Year, Rock Band of the Year, Indie Band of the Year and Song of the Year by the Austin Music Awards.

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Quiet Company is touring behind their latest album, Transgressor, released early this year. The album was recorded live in an effort to catch that feeling of their well known live show. Seeing is believing, and damn does this band put on a heck of a show. Taylor Muse is everything a frontman should be, engaging, energy, intensity, passion, and he makes sure to get the crowd involved from hopping into and over the crowd, to bringing the crowd on stage to sing and rock their faces off. There is no doubt this was one memorable night for anyone that was in the crowd at Vinyl.

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We chatted with the band about the support of the Austin community, the songwriting process, adding members, their love of and influence of 90s bands, newer bands they love including their obsession with Mother Mother and how they discovered them. Years ago, Quiet Company struck a deal with Grooveshark and were on the forefront of streaming music. We also got the bands thoughts on where they stand on the streaming music debate today. Watch the interview below:

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