Guest Author - Danielle Crowe
With a rambunctious roots sound that will make you smile from ear to ear, the Portland, Oregon-based indie rock band called Quiet Life is a foursome made up of five drums and sixteen strings. Their songs are reminiscent of Neil Young, and will make you feel like having a down-home, old-fashioned, good time.
So what you can expect from a Quiet Life song? With their loose, affectionate playing, they blend a mixture of love with a prestigious sense of what is natural and/or necessary to continue going on in life and breathing. If you�ve been feeling like a nostalgia-ridden, throw-back to classic music, Quiet Life is old school storytelling done right � yet all the while perfecting and creating a new school musical disobedience.
One of Quiet Life�s finest tracks from their latest album titled �Big Green,� has to be the harmonica driven & folk-twang of �Cave Country,� as it is practically impossible to feel bad about anything when you listen to this song � especially since the line �feels so good� is repeatedly sung in order to remind you of wholesome goodness, in case you forget. Another song �Big Green,� which is named after the album title, is old school folk to the core, yet it takes you down a slightly different musical path than the previously mentioned �Cave Country.� The difference between these tracks perfectly demonstrates the awesome versatility these Americana indie rockers have. They easily portray a well-rounded sense of respect for the past that often goes untouched.
Members of the band include Americana rockers Sean W. Spellman, Ryan Spellman, Craig "The Rupe" Rupert, Thor Jensen, and Jesse "The Ozark" Bates. Since forming together while living in New London, Connecticut, the indie band has been signed onto the recording label Safety Meeting.
For more information on Quiet Life, to listen to their music, watch their videos, or to find out about their upcoming show dates, check them out on their personal website at www.quietlifeband.com or find them on Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter.