Quasi’s forthcoming album on Kill Rock Stars, American Gong, will drop on February 23rd. This is the first release since the 2006's critically acclaimed When The Going Gets Dark, and the band's eighth full-length album. Quasi features Sam Coomes, Joanna Bolme and Janet Weiss, drummer for legendary act Sleater-Kinney. Both Bolme and Weiss are also members Stephen Malkmus' band known as the Jicks. KEXP’s Brian Cullen says, “American Gong feels like a freshly awakened bear at the business end of a long slumber. Hungry.”
"When The Going Gets Dark is a model of aging, raging indie idealism." 4 stars - Blender
"When The Going Gets Dark... is Infectiously noisy." 5/5 - Alternative Press
"When The Going Gets Dark... the sound is extreme jazz-punk, with chaotic keyboards, violent drums and discordant vocals. It's moody and loud, but focused and inspirational." 4/5 - The Guardian
"Quasi... grittier, bluesier, and tighter than ever, and they're absolutely fantastic." 4 stars - All Music Guide
Quincy is one of Tucson's most promising new acts. Recent transplants from Portland OR, one of the hippest music scenes in the country, this act will remind you of Wilco, Iron & Wine, a rootsy-meloncholy Sebadoh, or an indie-tinged 16 Horsepower w/ a bit of a Nick Drake influence.
"Mr. Quintron...plays music on a custom made Hammond/Rhodes combo synthesizer/organ (which he's got all built up to look like a car with real working headlights) backed by raw simple drum machine beats (think 808 boom chika boom through one BIG speaker with all the treble turned down) and his own patented invention THE DRUM BUDDY - a rotating, light-activated analog synthesizer which is played much in the same way that a DJ spins and scratches records. Of course lets not forget about Miss Pussycat who plays maracas and sings backup as well as entertaining...with her highly amusing technicolor puppet shows. The Quintron/Miss Pussycat experience is one of barely controlled electronic chaos, "Swamp-Tech" beats, small explosions, incredible clothes, and entertaining puppet stories... This act somehow has equal relevance in sleazy nightclubs, pizza restaurants, and university lecture halls." - The Miami Herald
"Imagine Rick James pulling Dr. John off a riverboat, shoving a host of pills and brown liquor down his gullet and forcing him to play hoodoo-voodoo disco-clash until the sun rises over the bayou." - Splendid Reviews
"Swamp Tech is a joyous affair of grime dance minimalism. Along with Miss Pussycat, Quintron churns out kick-ass grooves that are something like the crunk of the underground rock 'n' soul scene. Natives of the Big Easy at the time of the album's recording, they really succeed at transposing the raw, enchanting feeling of the southeastern United States. It's alternately gaudy and sinister, and entirely infectious. Quintron, the baddest one-man band in America, is sure to move your ass and make you laugh." - Pop Matters
Specializing in organic rugged hip-hop and soul, Batsauce was recently cited by Urb to be the next “it” thing in the world of underground hip-hop production. Flipping both samples and playing live instruments, his productions have featured George Clinton, Bahamadia, Mr. Lif, Akrobatik, Surreal, Willie Evans Jr, Stacey Epps, The AB's (aka Asamov), Supa Dave West, Vinne Paz, Baje One, and many others. As a producer, Batsauce is the exclusive producer of choice for BBE Records recording artist and soul vocalist Lady Daisey and is a member of the Smile Rays.
South Side Chicago representative, QWAZAAR is the co-founder of one of the most respected and influential Hip-Hop crews with Typical Cats (Galapagos4), and has built a strong cult following as a member of the experimental crews Dirty Digital, and it's darker parallel, OuterLimitz. Qwazaar's 2011 collaborations w/ producer Batsauce, entitled "Style Be The King" & "Bat Meets Blaine" earned him not only album of the year mentions but also Top 10 Come-Back artist of the year and his September 2012 release with Typical Cats entitled "3" garnered him praise as "one of the best natural Rappers of this era."
Qwel (of Typical Cats) & Maker (of Glue) creative partnership has gone from ‘occcasional collaboration’ to a full-fledged endeavor and the results are loud, clear, and undeniable. Once described by Rolling Stone as having “stark, biographical songs that occupy the same bleak terrain as Francis Bacon paintings or The Dark Knight,” the Chicago-based duo has matured substantially since the release of their 2009 sophomore album, So Be It, and continually raise the bar with their brand of raw, unadulterated, underground Hip-Hop.
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