Youtubing the Quiet Ones will bring you to several videos of the Totten brothers John, David and Chris and drummer Baine Craft doing some funky dancing in their kitchen, jamming on keyboards, and blithely performing a New Pornographers cover. The videos are buoyant, charming and sure to make you feel like life is all right just like their music. A cross-country collective, the Quiet Ones current lineup now includes the Tottens, Craft, and producer Mason Neely, who resides in Boston and sent and received tracks by mail during the recording of the bands superior 2006 EP, Nite You Surprised Me, and their latest album, Better Walk than Ride Like That. The record continues in the Quiet Ones vein of delightfully sunny indie pop, layering rattling percussion, swelling background harmonies, lively guitar lines and puckish lyrics all harkening back to the early 90s lo-fi sound of Pavement and Guided By Voices. With Kinski, Marty Marquis (Blitzen Trapper). Photo courtesy Dan Mueller.
Thu., June 18, 8 p.m., 2009