Quiet Oaks
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Quiet Oaks

Salt Lake City, UT | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Salt Lake City, UT | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Rock Indie




"Jam In The Van"


https://youtu.be/odc_7epLx_I - Jam In The Van

"EP Review"

‘You can almost hear the quintet that makes up Quiet Oaks smiling on their debut EP, Put Your Dreams Where They Belong. The Salt Lake City natives are extremely passionate about their music and this is demonstrated by their enthusiastic live shows and dedicated following. The key was to capture that raw feeling on the album and that is certainly apparent on songs like “Guns” and the title track “Put Your Dreams Where They Belong.” The relaxed, fun and creative side of Quiet Oaks is also present here on “Paint The Forest,” making straightforward rock sound wonderfully carefree. The album has the presence of your favorite classic rock band while still finding enough of its own footing to not step on any old school toes. I whistled throughout the album, which gives you a good understanding of the tunes therein. It’s fun, but also bluesy. It’s soft but you can still jump around to it. It’s just an excellent rock album’ - Slug Magazine

"Quiet Oaks"

Put Your Dreams Where They Belong, the debut EP from Quiet Oaks, is out now. Put Your Dreams Where They Belong is a kinetic floor-stomping indie rock record. The band combines blues and British invasion influences with a gritty lo-fi approach and the results are exciting to say the least.
Put Your Dreams Where They Belong was mastered at Telegraph. - Telegraph Mastering

"Best of Utah"

'They've gigged prolifically ever since, adding to their already considerable fan base. The hard-hitting, whiskey spilling sound of Quiet Oaks is carried by front man, Dane Sandberg, who fills the stage with his relentless energy and wide vocal range. The nascent musical stylings of the group continue to evolve, but are always rooted in "just rock," as they put it. Quiet Oaks' five-song EP, Put Your Dreams Where They Belong captures the group's simple yet gripping songwriting and gives listeners just a taste of the band's energetic live show.' - City Weekly

"CWMA Winners"

(Referencing Quiet Oaks - Formerly called The North Valley)

Best Head-Banging Moment
The North Valley
It’s surprising there was any stage left to speak of after rock & rollers The North Valley performed at the Feb. 22 band showcase at The Complex. Possibly the most energetic band of the CWMAs, The North Valley channeled the raw power of hell’s most bloodthirsty rock gods as they blasted their way through a set that included plenty of gritty howls, muscular guitar riffs and epically longhaired head-banging. All five band members were in constant motion throughout, but trying to take a blurry-free photo of co-lead vocalists Spenny Relyea (guitar) and Dane Sandberg (bass)—who couldn’t be contained by his shirt—was damned impossible, like attempting to photograph dual tornadoes. (Kolbie Stonehocker) - City Weekly

"The North Valley (Album Release Show Review)"

Referencing Quiet Oaks (Formerly The North Valley's Album Release Show)

It’s hard to think of a local band with more potential for longevity than The North Valley. Their first full-length, the release of which was marked by tonight’s show, sparked a fire in my heart that I still haven’t put out, content to live with a charred, murmuring and hollow organ if it means I can spend one more goddamn moment here, letting my ears bleed, and my eyes roll back in my head, and the vibrations break my ribs in a million little pieces. Why must they make it hurt so good?

They have fine-tuned their sound on this new album. My favorite track from the album, “Stones to Change,” a rolling blues song that would’ve fit well on Music from Big Pink, inaugurated their set in fitting fashion. God, I love it. It’s the first song on their new LP and it might prove to be a swan song. The North Valley are at their best when they harmonize! Hell, I love a good harmony. Brian Wilson ruined all other kinds of pop music for me.

After playing “their version of a slow song,” a slick love song that ebbs and flows with ease, they turn the heat up again. The confidence of the two singers and the competency of their musicianship is astounding. They play with the self-awareness of a band that has spent the last 20 years on the road in the middle of the country, playing to aging crowds—drunk, middle-aged women reliving their glory days. At least two band members look like they could be Allman Brothers.

It’s really no surprise these guys have gained somewhat of a cult following around the city as a band that one must see. The North Valley’s sound is tailored and cut from the same cloth as neo-blues bands like The Black Keys and Alabama Shakes, and their less-than-subtle approach to harmonizing gives their songs a certain urgency. - SLUG Magazine


Put Your Dreams Where They Belong - 9/18/15



The group plays a unique form of rock and roll. They maintain a rowdy and chaotic energy, while providing a familiar and welcoming sound. (Described by City Weekly as “hard hitting and whiskey spilling”) Gaining popularity due to their raucous live show, the band is quickly making a name for themselves. Fresh off a 9 week US tour, the band has had the opportunity to record sessions with Jam In The Van and Daytrotter. They will also be performing on Audiotree on November 9th.

Quiet Oaks have had the opportunity to share the stage with: Cold War Kids, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Jamestown Revival, The Weeks, The Cave Singers, Morning Teleportation, Jeff Rosenstock, Joshua James, Desert Noises, The Moth & The Flame, and many more.

Band Members