Quality Living – “Quiet (rest)”


Exuding vibes fondly reminiscent of Modest Mouse, “Quiet (rest)” is a new track from New Jersey-based act Quality Living. Coming from the band’s new album Something Softly Caught Me, “Quiet (rest)” is nicely indicative of the creative fare throughout. The band describes “Quiet (rest)” as a “song in which free time squares off against shaky mental health in the match of the century.”

The track’s vocals remind distinctively of Isaac Brock, a nice fit considering the vibrant and capricious-sounding nature of the track. The “quiet and blue,” section rises well into the “what would you do?” reflection thereafter. I enjoyed the building-up feeling throughout, generating enjoyable momentum. “Quiet (rest)” is a consuming track, from an album that’s certainly recommended.

Stream Something Softly Caught Me in full below:

“Quiet (rest)” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of March 2020’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Rock.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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