Last year I saw Quiet Company for the first time at SXSW and I was so mesmerized by their powerful performance and perfect alchemy of melancholy and anger. I thought it only best to catch up with them again this year. I sat down at Shady Grove with Taylor Muse and Bill Gryta after their third show at SXSW to talk about the direction of the Austin live music scene and their new songs.
I was so equally excited and nervous for SXSW this year. I think it is hands-down the most important music event of the year. The bands that are performing aren’t your usual festival round-makers, they’re up-and-comers, and there’s just endless possibilities to meet new people in the industry. All opportunities await!
Quiet Company is an Austin band that garnered a lot of national attention for their album We Are All Where We Belong. What grabbed my attention about them was their dynamic and intense live show, complete with crowd interaction and political rants. I talked to frontman Taylor Muse about their latest album Transgressor, competitive Austin bands, and why bands are scared to “go political”.