Case Closed, Rob, Lately
2639 Poplar St
Philadelphia, PA, 19130
This event is 21 and over
“I know my time is coming”
Taylor Muse sang those words in 2011 and the time has certainly come for his anthemic Austin pop-rock band. Formed in 2005 Muse (guitar/vocals) and his bandmates have spent much of the last year in increasingly rarefied air; playing late night talk shows (Carson Daly), performing at the Austin City Limits Festival, setting a record crowd for radio station KGSR’s Blues On The Green outdoor concert series, recording a session in the original studio of the iconic “Austin City Limits” television show, winning a record-shattering 10 Austin Music Awards and receiving glowing reviews for the late-2011 release We Are All Where We Belong.
Mixed by legendary engineer Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, U2, The Cure), We Are All Where We Belong is a startlingly personal album that finds Muse – backed by Tommy Blank (Guitar), Matt Parmenter (Bass), Jeff Weathers (Drums) and Cody Ackors (Trombone) – growing up and questioning the religious beliefs that underpinned the band’s early work. The album’s gut-punch honesty is presented on a foundation of expansive arrangements that build to anthemic choruses; songs that shift from moments of hushed intimacy to full-on explosions.
“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.”
That thematic break from past releases – 2009’s “Everyone You Love Will Be Happy Soon” and 2010’s “Songs For Staying In” – is bridged by the band’s songwriting ear for ambitious melodies like Death Cab For Cutie or Arcade Fire, with Pedro The Lion’s soulful honesty mixed in.
Quiet Company's explosive live show is notable both for the sheer energy of the band and the fact that each member is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, making it a much simpler task to bring their complex studio arrangements to the stage in a fresh, exciting way.
2013 looks to be Quiet Company's most ambitious year yet: after releasing their Christmas EP, "Winter is Coming" in December, they immediately jumped back into the studio to re-record their 2006 album, "Shine Honesty." The album, now re-titled "A Dead Man On My Back: Shine Honesty Revisited" will be released on 4/09/13 and features 2 new tracks as well as a complete re-recording & mastering of the entire album which had previously been out of print for over 3 years.
Early Summer 2013 will see the release of the "Are You A Mirror?" E.P. and the band will begin work immediately on a new full-length album to be released sometime in the winter of 2013.
Case Closed is comprised of four Glassboro, NJ, high school best friends. Curt Beebe – Vocals/Guitar | Dave Schoettler - Guitar/Vocals | Dan Huesser - Bass | Phil Fasulo - Drums. In 2011, the band linked up with producer Jesse Cannon of Cannon Found Soundation (Man Overboard, Say Anything) to record their debut album “Clouds.” Clouds was a local success producing fan favorites, “A Tribute to a Man and His Orange Juice,” “Syngyny” and “Jersey in Fall.” The band returned to work with Jessie Cannon in late 2012. The result was the mature sounding, Basements EP, which was released digitally May 2013 via BIMMG Bungalo Records/Universal Music Group. Jessie Cannon stated this about the band, "Case Closed is one of the few bands I hear today that you can't easily put your finger on their direct influences. A unique voice that is pumping out great songs." Case Closed lists, Manchester Orchestra, Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, The Early November, Saves The Day and “pretty much everything else,” as their influences.
Currently, the band is working on a series of music/lyric videos covering songs from the Basements EP. A music video for The Station is set to be released this spring. Preproduction and writing has begun for what is stated to be their second full length, however there has been no time table discussed. The Basements EP is now available online through all major digital retailers.
A band from Philadelphia that does exactly what it pleases. Please and thank-you!
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