Quiet Company, Crooks

Quiet Company

In 2011 Quiet Company spent the majority of their time writing & recording their most ambitious & thought provoking album to date, "We Are All Where We Belong." In late summer they were approached by Grooveshark & signed to their new Artist Development program. Since July 1st, Quiet Company has garnered a global audience, thanks to their partnership with Grooveshark. Quiet Company's Facebook fans jumped from 2,800 in July to over 50,000 by February & their video for "Fear & Fallacy, Sitting in a Tree" reached over 100,000 plays in under 3 months. Quiet Company is averaging well over 50,000 song plays a day on Grooveshark alone all across the globe.
In October, Quiet Company released their new album, "We Are All Where We Belong" which received the best reviews & response the band has earned to date. They were invited to play Deluna Fest in Florida as well as CMJ in New York.
Quiet Company was chosen as a Deluna Fest Spotlight Artist and was featured on an episode of Last Call with Carson Daly.
Quiet Company will start 2012 by releasing a video & single for "You, Me & the Boatman" in February and continue to play shows regionally as they build momentum for their SXSW 2012 appearance.

2010 Highlights:
2010 was a break out year for Austin, TX's QUIET COMPANY.
They began the year by playing SXSW 2010 & self-producing/recording their 6 track EP, Songs for Staying In, which was released to incredible critical acclaim in May, 2010. The 1st single, "How Do You Do It" was quickly added to KGSR's rotation, and with in weeks, was also a staff pick selection by KROX's Trevin Smith and added into full rotation on their station as well. "How Do You Do It" was featured for over 4 months on both stations.

The enormous amount of radio play drastically increased Quiet Company's profile around Texas and earned them opening spots on tours with the Toadies, Bob Schneider & Rooney and allowed them to play in front of sold out crowds at the House of Blues in Dallas and Houston.
The demand in Austin for Quiet Company exploded in 2010. They received offers to headline the historic Threadgills World Headquarters, Antones, & Emo's and continued to play monthly in Austin with an ever increasing draw.

The highlight of the year came when they were asked to record a session for ACL presents Satellite Stages at the world famous KLRU studios 6A in August.

Quiet Company's music made a splash on TV as well. Their songs were featured on multiple episodes of MTV's The Real World New Orleans, Keeping Up With the Kardashians & they were asked to play themselves on an episode of ABC's My Generation and had 2 songs featured in the series.

Quiet Company ended 2010 with a tour in September that took them through the Midwest including Chicago, Nashville, Cincinnati, Shreveport.
In November of 2010 they began recording & self-producing their 3rd album which is on schedule to be released in Spring 2011.

2009 Highlights:
Shifting their focus from spreading their time thin over the national touring circuit to developing their fan base locally and regionally, Quiet Company made huge strides and built considerable buzz in 2009.

They released their sophmore record, "Everyone You Love Will Be Happy Soon," to critical praise in March 09 and shared the stage with bands such as The Toadies, What Made Milwaukee Famous, Los Lonely Boys, This Will Destroy You, Dear & The Headlights, Adam Lazzara of Taking Back Sunday, The Rocketboys, and Alpha Rev.

"Everyone" received regular radio play on Austin radio stations KROX, KUT, COOP, & KLBJ while the videos for the first two singles, "On Modern Men" and "Its Better To Spend Money..." find themselves in regular rotation on local music channel METV as well as numerous internet radio/film podcasts from all over America, Canada, and Europe.

Quiet Company's catalog was licensed out to a few non exclusive licensing companies and thus far has been used by Sweet Leaf Tea's Sweet Leaf TV, as well as two episodes of E! Network's Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and an upcoming episode of MTV's Real World.

Since their inception in 2005, Quiet Company has traveled all over the country, logging over 400 shows just since 2007, and though the lineup has changed, the goal never has: To write epic pop music that is intelligent, honest, and thought provoking. -------------------------------------------------------------------------

Extra Notes:
• Released the self-produced EP "Songs for Staying In" in May 2010.
• Top 5 finalist 2 years in a row (2007,2008) for the Dell Lounge Austin City Limits Battle of the Bands selected from several hundred bands each year.
• Festivals played in 2010: SXSW 2010, 35 Confederate in Denton, TX, & Rock the Republic 2010 in Bryan, Tx
• The singles from the 2009 album Everyone You Love Will Be Happy Soon, "It's Better to Spend Money…" & "On Modern Men" were featured on 101.5FM KROX's Next Big Thing show for over 30+ weeks & running.
• The single "How Do You Do It" from the 2010 EP, Songs For Staying In was added into rotation on both KGSR & KROX, making Quiet Company the 1st band to be added to both stations in full rotation without a major label.
• On Dec 5th, 2010KGSR added the 2nd Single, "The Biblical Sense of the Word" to rotation.
• An acoustic version of "How Do You Do It" was featured on KGSR's Broadcast Vol 18 CD
• Radio play in Austin on KOOP FM. KROX FM. KUT, KLBJ, KVRX, as well as frequent radio play on internet radio station WOXY.
• The videos for "It's Better to Spend Money…" & "On Modern Men" are featured daily on music video channel ME Television broadcast from Austin, Tx
• Frequently headline major venues in Austin including Antones, The Parish, Stubbs BBQ, Emo's Lounge, Threadgills World Headquarters.
• Quiet Company's music has been featured on several TV shows including MTV's The Real World New Orleans, E!'s Keeping Up With the Kardashians, ABC's My Generation

There's no shortage of country music in Crooks' hometown of Austin, TX. But ask anyone who has crammed into a packed honky-tonk to catch one of their infamously rowdy late-night shows and they'll tell you there's something that sets them apart from the rest.

Crooks are breathing new life into decades-old musical traditions, stripping away the polish and shine of modern radio country and replacing it with earnest songs about life, work and pain. Sometimes it's weary and lonesome, sometimes it's downright bleak, and oftentimes it's just reckless fun. Suddenly, country music is dangerous again.

Frontman Josh Mazour formed Crooks in 2007 as a two-piece band, playing stripped down sets at dive bars around Austin. Things have grown from there. He's now joined by drummer Rob Bacak, stand-up bassist Andrew VanVoorhees, and multi-instrumentalist Sam Alberts, who alternates between guitar, banjo, mandolin, and trumpet. Live, Crooks are an even greater spectacle, as fiddle, trumpet, and accordion players jump on stage throughout their set.

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