Quiet Life

Quiet Life

Lee Bones, Mike Quinn

Sat, August 20, 2016

8:00 pm

Union Pool

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Quiet Life
Quiet Life
Quiet Life made their latest album over the course of a few humid mid-summer weeks in Dr. Dog’s Mt Slippery studio in Philadelphia with zero air conditioning and with no time constraints. The sessions with producer Scott McMicken (Dr. Dog) and engineer Nathan Sabatino would blur the lines of day and night; resulting in a 24/7 operation across Mt. Slippery’s multiple live-rooms and mixing consoles. What emerged from the murk of this studio schedule is FOGGY, a record that has as many sonic traits as the band has miles on their tour van. Quiet Life enlisted an old friend, Greg Giorgio (The National, Trey Anastasio), to give the record a final mix and clarity that belies it’s name. Spanning lo-fi folk, Americana and psychedelic pop, Quiet Life has made a record that is as ageless as the sound of the predecessors to whom they credit inspiration. Rolling Stone has called the band “charming”, CMT has described their sound as having “oceanside swagger” and Esquire touts them as “comfortably authentic”. FOGGY is an easy-going collection of songs that defines the band as a purveyor of classic rock and roll sounds, and as a successor to rock and roll staples, who have managed to create a sound unmistakably their own.
Mike Quinn
Mike Quinn
"I'm the last one you might expect to be here to interject," Mike Quinn sings in "The Devil Has A Heart," near the end of "Magico," his first solo album. It's a sentiment with which you'll likely agree if you're familiar with Mike. He's been a consummate team player with bands like Okay Paddy and And The Moneynotes who always seemed to hint at a distinctive individualistic streak that might best be explored solo. If we look at "Magico" as an interjection, then, it should be taken as a welcomed interruption. The 10 songs are homespun observations and musings, peppered with snapshots of life's little moments and politely proffered advice. Fans of Quinn's previous work within band contexts will delight in some of the quirk, both musically and lyrically, but he never ventures too far afield -- tunefulness always tethers the tracks to the here and now."
Venue Information:
Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.union-pool.com/