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New Quiet Life EP Features Cary Ann Hearst, Jim James

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Quiet Life are set to release their new EP, featuring Jim James and Shovels & Rope‘s Cary Ann Hearst.

‘Housebroken Man,’ out Aug. 12 on Mama Bird Recording, was recorded at five different studios in Portland, New England, South Carolina, Toronto and Nashville.

“These songs were written when a lot of things were in flux,” says frontman Sean W. Spellman. “They came together at weird or rough times in certain relationships I was having. We put the EP together knowing that things change — songs come and go at different times, in and out of your life, like all things do.”

My Morning Jacket’s Jim James appears on the EP on a cover of Townes Van Zandt’s ‘Waiting Around to Die.’

“My Morning Jacket was recording next door to us, and on a whim, my brother said ‘I’m gonna send Jim a tweet and tell him to come play a solo,’” Spellman says. “Five minutes later, the engineer gets a text that says ‘Here comes Jim.’ He shows up at the door, and I ask him if he wants to play a solo, and he says ‘That’s why I’m here!’ He walks in, plugs a bass into some pedals and a guitar amp, and in one take he helped dictate the entire vibe of the recording.”

On the heels of the release of ‘Housebroken Man,’ Quiet Life will be returning to the studio to record a new full-length album, set to release in 2015. The band love to tour and will be hitting the road in August to support the EP release. A full list of tour dates is available at QuietLifeBand.com.

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