The song is the stuff that platinum records are made of. Dootson says he wrote it about a couple’s acrimonious breakup, and he sings from both party’s perspectives. Still, “Be Quiet” isn’t a down-tempo drag. The drums and bass propel the song at a brisk, uplifting clip, while violin, keys and acoustic guitar meld into a rapturous indie anthem.
– Dallas Observer, March 2020
Magnolia Motor Lounge – Ft. Worth, Texas, USA
Learning names is a Dallas based indie rock band that formed when lead singer and guitarist Dook Dootson uprooted from Manchester, England, to try his hand at forming a band stateside. He would play with numerous lineups before landing on the permanent arrangement giving the band its namesake.
The band’s unique sound is driven by Dootson’s crisp vocals. With percussive acoustic guitar, dynamic rhythm section and blasting horns.
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