As a budding music blogger (is it too pretentious to call myself a journalist?) I would love to become the industry’s go-to guy for fancy pants premieres and coveted exclusives. But once something goes live on the Internets, what’s the difference between being first and 5000’th to post a hot track? All that matters is the music, and nothing is hotter in my ear holes this week than a quite awesome outfit named Qiet.
And POPDOSE has got the premiere of their new track right here yo!
We are officially ballerz.
Straight outta Charleston (West Virginia), Qiet — hot damn it’s hard to type their name without adding a “u” after “q” — hell, I’m not even sure if it’s legal not to do so — gives the likes of Gogol Bordello, the Heavy, the Flaming Lips, the Bogmen and Talking Heads a run for their money. Huge horns, sharp lyrics, wry stories, voices chiming in from every corner of the mix, big guitars, kitchen sinks — you name it, it’s in there.
‘Get Found’ is the second track to chew itself out of the cage, hot on the heels of the stellar ‘the Indie Song’:[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/116237776″ params=”color=ff6600&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
All the hype leads to the February 25, 2014 release of Pet Driftwood, Composition #8. That might sound like an indie hipster title torn the Arcade Fire playbook, and it is, but the album promises to be infinitely more adventurous.
Qiet is brainchild of one Christopher Vincent. He’s wrangled up a bunch of cohorts by the names of James Maddox, Alasha Al-Qudwah, Lacey Hazel, Russell Snyder, Max Venoy and Raphael Godfrey. You might not know em now, but by the time these two songs clobber you, you’ll be pleased to thank em for the beating. Anything this exciting on wax has got to be killer in concert, so keep your peepers wide for tour announcements.
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