Editor’s note: This article was originally published June 18, 2014
Local rock quartet Quiet Company recently finished recording its fourth album at Orb Recording Studios, a new facility in southwest Austin. Above, check out frontman Taylor Muse’s solo acoustic version of a track from the album called "The Road to Perdition," recorded backstage before a recent show in Brooklyn.
The track was recorded by Zero Platoon, media organization staffed by war veterans that uses music to help young members of the military dealing with depression.
The new album will be titled "Transgressor." No release date or label have been announced yet, but "we hope to have it out this fall," the band posted on its website last week.
In the meantime, they’ll be playing tonight at Guero’s, along with Robert Banta, for KDRP’s weekly "Texas Radio Live" program, which airs from 6-8 p.m. They’re also playing at Hill Country Galleria’s Independence Day Festival, which, curiously, is not on Independence day but June 28 from 4 p.m. to midnight.
Next up for the band is a series of July shows around the state in which they’ll be covering Weezer’s 1996 album "Pinkerton" in its entirety. The Austin date is July 18 at Empire Control Room & Garage. They’ve been previewing some of the material in recent road shows, as this Zero Platoon video of the band doing "El Scorcho" at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn attests.