Quiet Life, led by brothers Sean and Ryan Spellman, has roots on the Jersey Shore, but musical sparks flew when they met further north in New London, where New England meets the Sound. From there, they ran down a dream to the California Coast, all the way to San Luis Obispo, and then fled the promised land for the northern charm of Portland, Oregon. Just a pair of brothers and a few good friends in a van that runs on waste veggie oil.
Their newest album, Wild Pack finds Quiet Life expanding on their easy-going folk rock. The band enlisted the help of notable Portland musicians like Dave Depper (Fruit Bats, Menomena), Nathan Junior (M Ward, Dandy Warhols), Laurel Simmons (Alela Diane, Indians), and more, to create a record that embodies the spirit of their live show while also utilizing modern sound engineering pleasantries such as fuzzed-out Leslie-simulated pedal-steel guitar pedals and twangy modified vintage amplifiers.