Quasi to Release "Mole City'' Double Album on October 1
Mon, 15 Jul 2013 15:40:04
After two 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, a double album out October 1 via Kill Rock Stars, 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 Weiss, who were once married and yes, to each other, hand-deliver the double album/Liberation Cookbook/Encyclopedia of Kicking Ass.
Mole City is ripe for 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.
So pull your nose out of your smartphone and check out Mole City.
2. You Can Stay But You Got to Go
3. See You On Mars
5. Chrome Duck
6. Chumps of Chance
7. Fat Fanny Land
8. Nostalgia Kills
11. Bedbug Town
12. The Goat
15. Double Deuce
17. Dust of the Sun
18. Mole City
19. An Ice Cube in the Sun
20. One And Done
21. The Dying Man
22. Clap Trap
23. New Western Way
24. Beyond The Return of the Sun of Nowhere
Which track title do you like best?