Quasi: Mole City 2xLP w/ Digital Download [North American Only Exclusive]


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Mole City Track Listing:

1.*
2.You Can Stay But You Gotta Go
3.See You On Mars
4.Blasted
5.Chrome Duck
6.Chumps Of Chance
7.Fat Fanny Land
8.Nostalgia Kills
9.R.I.P.
10.Headshrinker
11.Bedbug Town
12.The Goat
13.Geraldine
14.Loopy
15.Double Deuce
16.Gnot
17.Dust Of The Sun
18.Mole City
19.An Ice Cube In The Sun
20.One And Done
21.They Dying Man
22.Clap Trap
23.New Western Way
24.Beyond The Return Of The Sun Of Nowhere

“This one’s for all the misfits of the world. The square pegs, the don’t fit ins, the out of steps, the misunderstood, the heads in the clouds. And this also goes out to all the also rans out there, the could’ve beens, the would have beens, the left behind, the out of times, the lost in the crowd.” – “An Ice Cube in the Sun,” Quasi.
Mole City is not in the tradition or deviating from the tradition – it is the tradition. After 2 decades of launching drums, guitars and pianos through the shifting interzones between harmony and chaos (moonlighting along the way with the likes of Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag, Elliott Smith, Built to Spill and a long list of others), Quasi are a genre of their own - they write songs in the style of Quasi, and Mole City is the Quasi Song Book: Parlor Sing-alongs for the Last Century.
Now in their 20th year as a band, and a two-piece once again, Sam Coomes and Janet Weis hand-deliver the double album/Liberation Cookbook/Encyclopedia of Kicking Ass, Mole City, to those of us who still care about well-built, homemade objects crafted with integrity, spirit, fire, and skill. In other words, those of us who don’t fit into a world where the empty noise of crass capitalism, slick branding, and high profile hot pants have drowned out nearly all other concerns. Mole City, their ninth album, is a set of anthems for the refuseniks, Molotov tossers, pacifist soldiers and bug-eyed freaks, and Quasi is the band playing as the Titanic of what was once Independent Music goes down.

Quasi would actually fit in just fine if every other band had such technical control and ability that they could express each passing thought and literally converse through their instruments, could write meaningful, memorable songs, could sing with heart and humanity, could maintain a musical relationship for nearly a quarter century, could disregard the consumer-tested research and American Idolatry, and was brave enough to strip back their production budget and advance to zero, ditch the engineers, producers and side players, and head underground into their basement alone to record and mix over an hour of new music from scratch.

And Mole City would sound like everything else out there if all the other records peeled off their absurd costume jewelry and piped pleather jumpsuits, climbed into the sweat-lodge, confessed their sins of avarice and pride, renounced all earthly possessions and ties, then kicked out the fucking jams. This is the music at an agnostic afterlife juke joint where lysergic teardrops are cried into sweating mugs of high octane hellfire, the bartender can see clear through to your every thought, fear and desire, the upright player’s head is locked into a guillotine, and the guys next to you are whispering conspiratorially about how to fix their time machine. Shakin’ blues, precision freak-outs, air-guitar-worthy riffs, heavy round droplets of time, fuzz everything, wah wahs, ya yas, ooh ahs, grunts, shuffle struts and chiming minor seventh chords - this is rock n roll.

Praise For Quasi:
"Quasi's songs teeter between optimism and despair, fantastical journeys and harsh realism; this is a pop band for people who like their pop throttled" -- NPR
"Weiss is a remarkable, unpredictable drummer, and the pair play perfectly together, having reached the point at which improvisation becomes the result of an intuitive locking of creative minds." -- Pitchfork
"Quasi career emotively between Hammond wig-outs, naked piano chords and subversive guitar pop ditties, buoyed by the vicious drumming of Weiss" -- NME
"It’s an old trick: happy music, sad words. But Quasi has elevated the strategy to an art form, and it’s nearly impossible to resist the sugar rush of the band’s sound in collision with Coomes’ black musings" -- Dusted Magazine
"Coomes has his own way of sculpting a quirky pop song that makes one ask themselves if they've ever seen Michael Stipe and Jeff Mangum in the same room at the same time, pulling Athens, Georgia's mainstream and cult- stream songwriting gods into the dreary Northwestern drizzle dregs." -- Daytrotter

Amps For Christ
Anna Oxygen
BARR
Bangs
Bitch
Blood on the Saddle
Boats
Born Against
Bratmobile
Breakdowns
C Average
Cadallaca
Cameron Esposito
Cold Cold Hearts
Colin Meloy
Comet Gain
Corin Tucker Band
Danielle Howle
Danielson
Deep Lust
Deerhoof
Delta 5
Delta 72'
Die Monitr Batsss
Dos
Edwin Torres
Elliott Smith
Emily Heller
Emily XYZ
Emily's Sassy Lime
Erase Errata
Essential Logic
Excepter
Excuse 17
Fitz Of Depression
Forbidden Friends
Free Kitten
Get Hustle
GodHeadSilo
Godzik Pink
Gold Chains & Sue Cie
Gospel Music
Gossip
Grass Widow
Gravy Train!!!!
Hands
Hangovers
Har Mar Superstar
Hari Kondabolu
Harvey Danger
Heavens To Betsy
Hella
Holly Golightly
Horse Feathers
Ian Karmel
Imaad Wasif
Inca Ore with Lemon Bear's Orchestra
Jad and David Fair
Jean Smith
Jeff Hanson
Jim Carroll
John Wilkes Booze
Juliana Luecking
Kill Rock Stars
Kinski
Kleenix/LiLiPUT
Kurt Braunohler
Li'l Pit
Linda Perry
Lois Maffeo and Brendan Canty
Long Hind Legs
Lung Leg
Macromantics
Marnie Stern
Mary Lou Lord
Matrimony
Mecca Normal
Men's Recovery Project
Metalux
Mika Miko
Milagres
Miranda July
Mocket
Nedelle
Nedelle & Thom
Need New Body
Nervous Cop
New Bloods
Nicole Panter
Nnck
Numbers
OOIOO
Outhud
Owl & The Pussycat
Panther
Peechees
Peter Plate
Phranc
Portland Cello Project
Pussycat Trash
Quasi
Refect Refect
Rhea Butcher
Ronnie Spector
STLS
Schema
Semiautomatic
Shoplifting
Shy Child
Slim Moon
Slumber Party
Star Pimp
Starpower
Starter Set
Stero Total
Sue P. Fox
Summer Cannibals
Survival Knife
Tarkio
Thao
Thao & Mirah
The Advantage
The Decemberists
The Everyothers
The Great Unraveling
The John Doe Thing
The Lies
The Mae Shi
The Makers
The Mary Timony Band
The No-Neck Blues Band
The Old Haunts
The Planet The
The Punks
The Raincoats
The Robot Ate Me
The Seconds
The Shaky Hands
The Thermals
The pAper chAse
They Shoot Horses Don't They
Tight Bros From Way Back When
Two Ton Boa
Universal Order Of Armagedon
Various Artists
W. Kamau Bell
Wimps
Witchypoo
Wnico
Wooden Wand
Wooden Wand and the Sky High Band
Wooden Wand and the Vanishing Voice
Wrangler Brutes
Xiu Xiu
Young People
Zach HIll And Mick Barr
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