Sonora Records Summer Sampler

Not too long ago, some of our amigos in Austin concluded that they were fed up with the current state of the music industry and decided to start a record  label to call their own.  From their collective minds came promising new record label Sonora Records with the plan to “help make music, one record at a time”.  To celebrate their beginnings, the guys at Sonora have put together an 18 song sampler featuring some of their talent along with a few tunes from Austin’s finest up and coming artists.  ATH favorites, The Bubbles, Quiet Company, and Guns of Navarone make an appearance with new faces like The Couch, On After Dark, and The Handshake sharing new music.

Also making an appearance on the sampler are old friends Whitman, who are premiering new song “NW Thurman” from their upcoming 2011 LP Weekends.  If this new summertime jam from the Austin boys doesn’t get you moving, then you must not have a pulse.  Whitman have also made new anthem like tune “Dead Dog Days” available for free download over on their bandcamp page for a limited time.  You can also say hi to Sonora Records on twitter or download their new sampler over on bandcamp.


Download: Whitman – NW Thurman [MP3]

The Heist @ The ND (8/16)

Date 8/16/10
Location The ND
Doors 7pm
Tickets Free!!

Those looking for some fun free things to do on a Monday evening in Austin should head over to The ND for a party/show celebrating Fashion Week.  The event begins at 7pm with free food provided by Frank and free drinks running until 9pm.  After that, local favorites L.A.X., Quiet Company, and The Soldier Thread will be providing your musical entertainment.  Should be a good time!


Download: Quiet Company – How Do You Do It [MP3]

Quiet Company @ Ghost Room (6/25)

Date 6/25/10
Location Ghost Room
Doors 8pm
Tickets $7 @ door

The Ghost Room on Friday night continues a great week of stacked local lineups with a headlining set by Austinites Quiet Company.  Fellow upstart and noteworthy bands Oh No Oh My, Royal Forest, and Courrier will all be joining the guys on stage.  Cheap music and good times.


Download: Quiet Company – How Do You Do It [MP3]

Massive Release @ Encore (5/7)

Date 5/7/10
Location Encore
Doors 8pm
Tickets $10 @ Quiet Company

So those Knuckle Rumbler kids are at it again with a show Friday night at Encore along with co-sponsors Paper Thin Media and Simple Shoes.  The lineup really is a whose who of up and coming Austin talent featuring Quiet Company, The Rokcetboys, The Black and White Years, The Murdocks, Stereo is a Lie, and The Eastern Sea.  The event will also celebrate the release of Quiet Company’s new EP and The Rocketboys vinyl release with free drinks to the first 100 guests.  They’ve also got some sweet VIP packages you can read more about over on the KR website.  You gotta know we’ll be there.


Download: Quiet Company – How Do You Do It [MP3]

New Tunes from Quiet Company

If you’ve been involved with the Austin music scene for a bit, we’re sure you’ve heard of Quiet Company, at least we hope you have.  The band is about to release their new EP, Songs for Staying In, and based on the lead track, it’s going to be one of those collections of songs that’s sure to get stuck in your head this Spring.  It’s straight pop music, but the sort that comes with lush orchestration and warm melodies.  You can catch the band this week for their CD release at Encore, though the hard release isn’t scheduled until May 11th.  Get on board now; these guys are going places.


Download: Quiet Company – How Do You Do It [MP3]

Quiet Company @ The Parish (12/7)


Date 12/7/09
Location The Parish
Doors 7pm
Tickets $10 from Parish

One of Austin’s finest, Quiet Company, have an intimate show planned at The Parish tonight.  We realize it’s a little short on notice, but it should be worth your time.  Fellow locals Frank and Derol and Windsor Drive will also be performing on the Parish stage.


Download: Quiet Company – Seal My Fate [MP3]

UT Back To School Fest @ HITW (8/29)


Date 8/29/09
Location Hole in the Wall
Doors 9pm
Tickets Free – $7 @ Door

Hole in the Wall is the place to be on Saturday if you want to check out the best and brightest of up and coming local artists!  The lineup is just straight nasty and highlights include ATH favorites Quiet Company, Frantic Clam, Deathray Davies, DJ Mel and a whole butt load of others that won’t all fit in this small space. Ticket prices vary throughout the day so here’s the lowdown on that:

Free from 2-7
$3 from 7-10
$7 from 10-2am

So I say post up at 2, don’t leave, and never pay an entrance fee.  Check out do512 or that fancy poster for full lineup info.  Why not make back to school more like happy time?

Do512/BTTV Happy Hour @ Beerland (7/30)

do512-template5_posterDo512 & Better than the Van have teamed up for a nice little event featuring some free booze & food plus a couple solid local bands at Beerland on Thursday night.  The Happy Hour show features free Lonestar to the first 75 people at the venue and food from local organic taco sellers Taco Taxi.  Two of our favorite local bands Quiet Company and Built by Snow will providing music for your happy hour.  Things kick off at 7 and go till 9.  RSVP over on Do512 to gain free admittance into the event.


Download: Built By Snow – All the Weird Kids Know [MP3]

Austin A2W: Quiet Company

streetgangcloseQuiet Company is an Austin band led by native Taylor Glen Muse who has been in and out of countless bands over the last several years. After stints in an early form of Eisley and The Connotations, Mr. Muse moved on to record an album mostly on his own under the moniker Quiet Company. That first record, Shine Honesty, received a mostly positive response from critics which lead to new members and a brand new band. Fast forward to 2009 which sees Quiet Company dropping their sophomore effort Everyone You Love Will Be Happy Soon and extensive US touring in the works. To quote the band directly, expect songs that “will you make you fall in love with life and then just as quickly challenge everything you know about it”. That sounds like a sweet deal to me. You can catch Quiet Company in town July 31st at Antone’s opening up for What Made Milwaukee Famous.  If you dig their sounds, check out their band camp for a full album stream, download a free 3 song sampler or say hi to them on twitter.


Download: Quiet Company – Seal My Fate [MP3]

Quiet Company @ Antones (6/26)

quiet-companyA recent local find by us, Quiet Company, are playing a show at Antone’s on Friday night and have some surprises in store.  To start off, the band will be joined on the stage by fellow locals The Mercers, Zookeeper, and Wiretree as openers.  Tickets will cost you $10 online or $15 for a ticket and a CD.  To make things more enticing, the band has a deal with do512 that allows you to get a free 9 song EP, a chance to win tickets, and a 50% off deal just be liking the event.  Like they could do anything else to make you want to go.  Do it!!!


Download: Quiet Company – Seal My Fate [MP3]

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