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Quasi

Quasi is a duo made up of Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss. Sam Coomes was the bass player for Heatmiser. Quasi started recording as a duo in 1993 and played with various lineups in early live appearances, but eventually settled on playing live as a duo as well. They self-recorded and self-released a cassette and a CD that same year. They recorded "R&B Transmogrification" on "semi-pro" equipment and released it on Up in 1997. They recorded "Featuring "Birds"" in a "professional" studio and released it on Up in 1998.

In 1998 and 1999 they toured the U.S., Europe, Australia, and Japan o ...read more

Quasi is a duo made up of Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss. Sam Coomes was the bass player for Heatmiser. Quasi started recording as a duo in 1993 and played with various lineups in early live appearances, but eventually settled on playing live as a duo as well. They self-recorded and self-released a cassette and a CD that same year. They recorded "R&B Transmogrification" on "semi-pro" equipment and released it on Up in 1997. They recorded "Featuring "Birds"" in a "professional" studio and released it on Up in 1998.

In 1998 and 1999 they toured the U.S., Europe, Australia, and Japan opening for and serving as the backup band for Elliott Smith (who Coomes had toured with in Heatmiser) as well as touring on their own in the U.S. and Europe. In 1999 they released "Field Studies" on Up and continued to tour. In 2001 They home-recorded "The Sword of God" on improved equipment and released it on Touch & Go. They released "Hot Shit!" in 2003 and "When the Going Gets Dark" in 2006, both on Touch & Go in the USA. Domino Records signed the group for distribution in Europe and released a double CD edition of "Hot Shit!" in 2003. The second CD was entitled "Live Shit" and consisted of live versions of most of the songs from the The Sword of God album. Domino also released Quasi's latest album, "When the going gets dark" in Europe.

According to a recent post on their website, Coomes stated they are beginning to work on new material following the end of touring, and feels confident it may become one of if not their finest record to date. He also stated Janet has been playing with Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Bright Eyes and John Doe while Coomes has been working with Pink Mountain & played a couple shows with Jandek. « hide

Similar Bands: Elliott Smith, Heatmiser, The Beatles

LPs
Mole City
10/01/2013

3.8
2 Votes
American Gong
2010

3.8
2 Votes
When The Going Gets Dark
2006

4.3
3 Votes
Hot Shit!
2003

3.3
2 Votes
The Sword of God
2001

3.3
3 Votes
Field Studies
1999

3
5 Votes
Featuring "Birds"
1998

4.1
17 Votes
R&B Transmogrification
1997

3.8
4 Votes
Quasi
1993

4
1 Votes
EPs
Daytrotter Session
2008

Live Albums
Live Shit
2003


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