Songs For Staying In

by Quiet Company

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Recorded & Mixed by Matt Parmenter at Ice Cream Factory Studio - www.icecreamfactorystudio.com

Mastered by Doug Van Sloun at Focus Mastering

Cover Photography by Keith Davis Young
Band Photography by Leah Muse
Art direction & design by The Boxing Club (www.boxingtx.com) & Matt Parmenter

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released May 11, 2010

Jeff Weathers - Drums & Percussion

Matt Parmenter - Bass, Piano, Singing, Organ, Kazoo, Glockenspiel, Stylophone, Whistling, Percussion

Tommy Blank - Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Singing, Bottle, Whistling

Taylor Muse - Singing, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Piano, Glockenspiel, Kazoo, Percussion, and Drums on "Jezebel"

With the Choir Invisible:
Leah Muse - Singing
Paul Osbon - Singing
Brandon Kinder - Singing
Jay Burnham - Singing
Josh Campbell - Singing
Carrie Sealy - Singing
Nicole Schultz - Singing
Cody Ackors - Trombone
Landre Wilson - Trumpet
Emily Burton - Violin
Stefano Intelisano - Accordion
Nick Hank - Flute

All Songs by Taylor Muse (ASCAP, I'm Evolving As We Speak)



Album review from www.dysonsound.com on 4/15/10

Don’t you feel like the luckiest person in the world when great music happens to fall into your lap? Well, I sure do. And it just happened to me.

I was minding my own business, sitting at work, when my friend Gradon decided to shoot something my way. It was a link to the upcoming release of the new Quiet Company EP. I take music recommendations very seriously when they come from folks who have similar musical tastes. So I gave it a quick listen despite all of the work I should have been doing at that point. GOOD THING I DID.

Quiet Company’s EP ‘Songs For Staying In’ took me 1 listen to absolutely fall in love with them. It normally takes me a good listen or 10 to really decide how I feel about an artist. Maybe it was their videos. Maybe it was their beards. Maybe it was their apartment studio. Who the hell knows. I LOVE THE EP. (and at the point of writing this I’ve listened to it on repeat until my dog barked at me “Enough!!”).

I next put on their full length ‘Everyone You Love Will Be Happy Soon’. Hot damn! How did I miss out on these guys??

This may sound odd, but this is the most satisfying music I’ve heard in a while. ‘Songs For Staying In’ is 30 minutes of pure enjoyment. The songs are well flushed out and have the same aural experience you might find while settling down with an amazing, loving partner. I am rarely floored with an album on first listen but these guys have managed to change that with this EP.

It’s “indie”. It’s “pop”. It’s “rock”. What does that tell you about the EP? Absolutely nothing. The production is fantastic and so are the songs and lyrics. They caught me with a soft spot of doing the DIY thing by turning an apartment into a recording studio. Something I’ve been doing for years now but they (Matt) took it a step further. He got rid of most of all the “normal” luxuries to make his space a place they could create their craft in.

I can ramble on an on about this release but it will be nothing close to the same as getting it for yourself. Head over to their site to pre-order the EP. They will be releasing a new song on their site each Monday up until the album’s release on May 11th. Each new song comes with a great snippet video that will give you an insight look into the band.

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Track Name: How Do You Do It
You belong to me, and that's that (no need for explaining).
And I belong to you, and I've got nothing to complain about.
I just want to see your smile in the morning. I just want to wake up next to you, love. Because you are the one, you know you're my only one.
And I don't know what I would do if I didn't have you. Oh, I'd probably die. I can't seem to take care of myself.
You're a part of me (the best part of me, darlin').
You're a part of me, so I try to be good.
How do you do it? You're always on top...of everything.
Oh, come to me. Oh, you never leave my head, so let's never leave the bed.
At least, not for a while.
Track Name: Things You Already Know
The sun will be gold and the skies will be blue, when you're holding me, and I'm holding you. We'll pace ourselves until the sun steps over the hill.
Because nothing's as good when you're not around and I go quietly out of my mind. Oh, I come undone. When the sun steps over the hill...
I'm only saying things you already know. So close to perfect from your head to your toes, and I'm in love with you, body and soul. You know I am.
You can be sure, I'll make you believe, I am all of a man that you'll need. I've got what it takes, and my bones don't break.
I'm gonna love you for the rest of my days. I carved a place out in my heart where you'll stay, and I will always keep you happy and safe. You know I will. And when the sun steps over the hill...
When the sun goes down and the lights go off, well, you and I will frame up the scene. There we'll be slightly pornographic, but life is always better when your fairly obscene. So when the sun goes down and the lights go off, well, you and I will frame up the scene to be completely pornographic b/c life is always better when you're fairly obscene, and I'm gonna love you til I die.
Track Name: Hold My Head Above The Water
Do you want to know me forever?

I do, I do.

Do you want to love me forever?

I do, I do.

Will you hold my head above the water when it's rising so fast?

I've never known any other that could make me feel so blessed.
Track Name: Jezebel or 'A Song About My Friend And That Whore He Dated'
Jezebel, I can hear you moaning in my head. As I toss and turn, you do the same thing in some new lovers bed, while I'm wishing I was dead. Did the heart that was so soft just turn to lead?

It might be wrong, but I'm leaving. I'm gonna find me a wife, and it ain't hard to believe in love in a city of lights. It won't take long, because I'm leaving, I'm leaving tonight.

Time will tell if I'm gonna make it through this little Hell, my prison cell. The walls all seem to shrink and swell, in the apartment where I fell and screamed "Oh god, don't let me rot here by myself!"

And after all that I gave you, you still want to be something a little less respectable. After all that I gave you, you still want to be so far away, so far away from me. Come back to me.
Track Name: If You Want
Lift my head out of my hands, and I'm begging you to say, "would you please take me home with you?" I shudder to think of all the horrible things I could be if I'd never have held you.

And if you want, we can go out tonight and be alone. And if you want, we can stay in tonight, be at home, let the whole wide world just worry about it's own. It's you and me.

I'm sure I'll give you plenty of reasons to leave but you won't. No, you won't leave me hanging. We spring from and return to the earth but in between, you will always belong to me.

It's you and me, a nation of two. Let's do what we please, let's love what we do.
Track Name: The Biblical Sense Of The Word
When the morning comes, we will wake, and the sun will kiss your beautiful face. And if you want to know the truth, I can say "You are my favorite part of every day." Oh, love ain't so tough, you will see. Just open up your arms to me, and don't make no vow you can't keep, and I'll lay my pride down at your feet.

Because neither the heavens nor the earth can equal what you're worth. I know you. I would fall apart if I didn't have your heart. I know you would too.

We make our lives worth living when we love each other. Yeah, we can move the mountains with our love.

You whisper you love me in my ear. When you tell me you love me, suddenly, I'm not scared. You've got me right where you want me and I will stay here, because when you tell me you love me, suddenly, I'm not scared.

We make our lives worth living when we love each other.