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The Orbans and Quiet Company Add More Rock to Free 5th Annual Carrollton Festival at the Switchyard
Posted Date: 7/31/2014
Quiet CompanyAustin-based power pop/indie rockers Quiet Company and DFW natives The Orbans are set to play for Carrollton’s 5th Annual Festival at the Switchyard in November.

Fans of either band have undoubtedly gotten their fix via KXT 91.7-FM’s devotion to authentic Texas indie artists.

While playing SXSW in March, Quiet Company won Rock Band of the Year at the Austin Music Awards. The recognition is attributed to the strength of their 2011 release, We Are All Where We Belong that features the single “You, Me & the Boatman.”

Outdoor festival veterans, Quiet Company began the year in the studio working on a new offering entitled Transgressor. The album’s production and mixing team include Matt Noveskey of Blue October and expert Tim Palmer who has lent his talents to bands like U2, Pearl Jam, and The Cure.

Instrumental talents consist of your basic guitars and pianos, but this group brings a little something extra with the use of trumpets, tambourines, synthesizers, and glockenspiels. With influences from Weezer, The Foo Fighters, and Death Cab for Cutie, these guys should have no problem warming up the Carrollton Festival crowd.

In addition, The Orbans, a talented quintet, have been gracing the DFW airwaves with their rugged yet polished pop-rock sounds since 2010 with the release of their debut album When We Were Wild. The album offers power tracks like “Were Her” and “New Dress” as well as melancholy tunes like “Darlin My Dreams,” that evidence a folksier sway like that of Ryan Bingham. Between all the live shows and touring, the band just recently put out a sophomore effort this February called Vedere which is Italian for “seeing” and/or “sight.”

The OrbansSwitchyard Festival-goers can “see” The Orbans’ high energy performance before Quiet Company on the main stage November 1 at 3 p.m. The groups take to the stage directly before Jay Farrar (of Son Volt) accompanied by Gary Hunt. After Farrar and Hunt play, headliners Gin Blossoms and Blues Traveler will close out the night.

Festival sponsors to date include Xerox, The Dallas Observer, The Union at Carrollton Square, Now 102.9, Venetian Cinemas, Carrollton Plaza Arts Center, Atmos Energy, Recyclebank, DFW Child, The North Texas Outdoor Pursuit Center, and 1000 East Beltline Road Office Suites.

Applications are now being accepted for food and craft vendors to participate in Carrollton's 5th Annual Festival at the Switchyard. Vendors applying should offer variety and quality. Booths will be available in two sizes: 10x10 or 10x20, and each will include a table, two chairs, tent, and signage. For details on pricing and other specialty needs, review and return the vendor application located at Discounts will be offered to vendor applications received prior to August 1; early bird prices start as low as $125 for non-profit groups and $250 for all others.

For more entertainment information on the Festival at the Switchyard as well as vendor updates, visit Follow the Festival on Facebook at or on Twitter at for updates.