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Quasi – “War Pigs” (Black Sabbath Cover)

For their massive new double album Mole City, Quasi, the long-running indie duo of Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss, recorded a grand total of 24 songs, including the previously-posted “You Can Stay But You Gotta Go” and “See You On Mars.” You’d think that would be enough, but no. The band also made an all-cover… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 28, 2013 - 2:02 pm

Quasi – “See You On Mars”

Quasi, the long-running ex-couple duo of Janet Weiss and Sam Coomes, return this fall with the massive double-album Mole City. They’ve already shared one song, “You Can Stay But You Gotta Go,” but that still leaves them with 23 songs left to share. So here’s another one! “See You On Mars” is the album’s next… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 16, 2013 - 9:30 am

Quasi – “You Can Stay But You Gotta Go” Video

Quasi’s “You Can Stay But You Gotta Go” video opens with Janet Weiss playing drums while wearing a pink wig and shutter-shades, and if that’s not enough to get you to click, I really don’t know what to tell you. Quasi is, of course, Weiss’s duo with ex-husband and longtime collaborator Sam Coomes, and the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 23, 2013 - 12:41 pm

Quasi – “You Can Stay But You Got To Go”

Sam Coomes used to be Elliott Smith’s bandmate in Heatmiser. Janet Weiss is arguably the world’s greatest drummer; she’s been in Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag, Stephen Malkmus’s Jicks, and a heap of other bands. Coomes and Weiss were briefly married to each other, and they’ve spent nearly 20 years in a different sort of partnership, making… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 8, 2013 - 12:43 pm

Wild Flag – “Glass Tambourine”

Wild Flag, the supergroup of Sleater-Kinney/Portlandia’s Carrie Brownstein, Helium’s Mary Timony, S-K/Quasi’s Janet Weiss, and the Minders’ Rebecca Cole, are releasing their debut 7″ on Record Store Day. It was produced by Britt Daniel. You can listen to the expansive, Helium-esque B-Side now at NPR. If you liked that, make sure to catch them live,… More »

By: brandon / March 4, 2011 - 12:04 pm

Sleater-Kinney, Helium, Minders Supergroup Wild Flag Plan Album, Tour

No music just yet, but I imagine the Portland, OR/Washington D.C. quartet Wild Flag will come up with something interesting. The group includes Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss (also of Quasi, of course) with Helium’s Mary Timony and the Minders’ Rebecca Cole. As their label Merge points out, this isn’t the first time the… More »

By: brandon / September 22, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Quasi – “Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

“Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler” is the second to last track on Quasi’s eighth album American Gong, but according to its Titanic-themed Clyde Peterse-directed video, it’s the end-all finale. The Portland institution of vocalist/guitarist Same Coomes and ex-wife/Sleater-Kinney drummer/vocalist Janet Weiss (and since 2007, bassist Joanna Bolme) are experts of a certain strain of old-school… More »

By: brandon / March 22, 2010 - 2:18 pm

The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

This year in music was great and we’rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No offense, 30 Seconds To Mars. While the Gummys’ virtual poll booth remains open for a few more days (did we mention filling out the ballot enters you to win the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm