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Quasi / Mole City
Album:Mole City Collection:General
Artist:Quasi Added:Nov 2013
Label:Kill Rock Stars 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-11-07 Pull Date:2014-01-09 
Week Ending:Jan 12Jan 5Dec 29Dec 15Dec 8Dec 1Nov 24Nov 17

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 26, 2016:Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
4.Dec 26, 2013:Stringless Balloon Pt. 2
You Can Stay But You Gotta Go
2.Jan 07, 2014:late night dryer
5.Dec 25, 2013:Meow After Midnight
Bedbug Town
3.Jan 04, 2014:Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told To Hervey Okkles
You Can Stay But You Gotta Go
6.Dec 14, 2013:Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told To Hervey Okkles

Album Review
Wallace Brontoon
Reviewed 2013-11-07 
FANTASTIC. From Portland, Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss (Sleater Kinney)'s [they were married until 1995] band with their eighth album in 20 years... scattershot (in a good way)-- every track sounds different. Noise/garage/countryrock/rock/folk/post-punk... it's a weird stew of it all. (It's his singing throughout, unless you see SHE SINGS)

A weird mix of stuff, you might want to sample it for yourself. But highly recommended. 2, 10, 13, 17 are the tops. FCC on 11.

1 (0:15) * Just a brief organ riff
2 (3:33) ****** Fuzzy, fuzzy guitar... so goddamned fuzzy. Midtempo, fun, singsongey. Great hooks, great wall of fuzz. Fade-out into harsh noise.
3 (3:07) *** Snotty, with piano chugging midway thru, into fun pop ballad, finally into weird chorus-line excess.
4 (3:02) *** uptempo chugging with country-rockish guitars, but shaggy garagey vox and atmosphere. Sudden collapse.
5 (1:05) * Spacey, bubbly, thereminny sounds for a minute.
6 (3:13) **** Mopey, sad, ominous Casio... "dum dum da dum" You like sad songs? Give this one a go.
7 (2:54) **** Thumping rocker, mid'60s Dylan (Buick 6ish) in tone... honkytonk piano, nice background chorus.... then noisy guitar jam. Sudden end.
8 (3:12) ** Heavy rocker, with weird spacey sound in a few places.
9 (2:04) *** SHE SINGS. Sweet folk song, with slightly fuzzy electric guitar. Think Elizabeth Cotten.
10 (4:35) **** Insistent post-punky piano and drums, lazy vox, with hi-pitched "head shrinker" backup vox, halfway thru, sweet and distorted guitars noodle for a while.
11 (3:24) (FCC: "fucking around") *** Shaggy country-western "I'll tear out your tongue..." SHE and he harmonize in chorus.
12 (3:28) * Dense piano rocker, not extremely memorable
13 (3:59) **** Noisy plinky space sounds, over meandering guitar solo. Heavy reverb on his vox (pained), slowish folky. Then vox is louder, fuzzier, and backup sweet vox.
14 (0:33) * Harshish noise, short.
15 (2:07) ** Punky guitar, uptempo and crazed...
16 (1:17) * Distorted hi pitched and post-punky singing, short.
17 (4:25) **** Slow and warped, sweet and sad (pained vox). Distorted guitars and sweet backup singers. Slow warp-out, for 30 seconds.
18 (0:44) *** A scream, and plunks, meowing and more. Just SFX. Short.
19 (2:20) *** Heavy plodding beat, "Here's to all the..." monologue. Then SHE and he sing, country rocky (Dr Dogish)
20 (0:54) * Ragtimey slide guitar strut with weirdo effects. Short.
21 (3:07) *** Plunky and pained, midtempo. Sweet.
22 (0:57) *** Fuzzy guitar and handclaps, short.
23 (5:54) *** Slow and chanty, with fuzzy and distorted weird sounds "Nestle Quik...Mickey Mouse"; then church organ. Heavy and slowish continuing on...
24 (1:09) * Distorted noodling, short.

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