Sunday: The Quietest Makes its First Noise

Remember how cool it feels to say “I saw that band at their first show?” Well, here’s your chance: Local threesome The Quietest will debut at Walter’s tomorrow.

“We’ve been preparing for this for like five months,” says guitarist/singer Wade Allen.

We’d tell you to head over to MySpace and check out The Quietist’s sound, but recorded tunes are still in the making. Allen says the group is set to go into the studio with Chris Ryan of Dead City Sounds (excellent choice) in late September/early November.

So what does it sound like?

“I would say – I don’t really like using this term – math-rockish, post punk,” Allen says and notes influences such as Don Caballero.

Photo by Amanda Heathco

The group formed in an online-dating fashion. Allen went out on a limb and started looking for drummers on Craigslist. He responded to a posting from Brandon Baker who was unsatisfied with his current musical projects. The two began corresponding over e-mail and finally the jam sessions started. Baker invited long-time friend and bassist Adrian along and since then the three have been practicing for tomorrow's big opener.

We admit, it is odd to tell you to see a band that we’ve never heard, but we’ve known Allen for a while and seeing as how he’s jammed with the likes of Sharks and Sailor’s Melissa Lonchambon and is smart enough to know that Chris Ryan is THE producer in H-town you want behind your record – we’re guessing it’s safe bet to say these guys will have a pretty impressive debut.

“I’m really excited, but I just don’t want people to hype it up or whatever,” Allen says.


The show also includes fellow noise rockers Tambersauro and St. Louis’s Pat Sajak Assassins – in other words – if you’re worried about wasting your money on an unknown, these are at least two guarantees that you’ll have a good night.

Doors are at 8 p.m. tomorrow at Walter’s, 4215 Washington. Tickets are $7.

— Dusti Rhodes

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