((Quasi)) Band Profile and Upcoming New York City Concerts - Oh My Rockness

Portland indie-pop duo Quasi features singer/lyricist/instrumentalist Sam Coomes (a one-time Built to Spiller) and drummer Janet Weiss (a one-time Sleater-Kinney member). This is a band that, for over a decade, has waxed political using fuzzy guitar hooks and quirky keyboard melodies (attained mostly by rocking their "Roxichord"... an unusual mutation of the keyboard).

Quasi have never been shy about expressing their worldview. They seem to believe that if you're gonna go against Bush, the way to do it is through catchy choruses and a biting sense of humor. Hey, it sure beats bloodshed. Quasi has always created a sound bigger than what you would think a duo would make. This could just as easily be a group of five. But it's just Sam and Janet... their marriage didn't work out, but their band sure did. Think Built to Spill meets The Thermals meets The Flaming Lips.
Published March 09, 2006
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