Quasi - 'Mole City'

Quasi - 'Mole City'

Most records that clock in at a hefty 24 tracks tend towards either the bloated and self-indulgent or the meandering and directionless. Oregon's Quasi succeed where others have failed, however, by never really having had a direction. This is a...

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Album Review: Quasi - 'American Gong'

Quasi - 'American Gong'

Since the Portland outfit formed in 1993, bent on disturbing the equilibrium of a placid indie-rock scene, they’ve racked up eight albums while their members played in riot grrrl legends Sleater-Kinney and Stephen Malkmus ’ post- Pavement...

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Quasi : The Sword Of God

Quasi : The Sword Of God

For fans of side projects by less interesting members of modest American indie groups, Quasi represent the acme of counter-cultural cool. A duo of Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss and Elliott Smith bassist Sam Coomes, their occasional outings as...

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Field Studies

Field Studies

Breaking up is hard to do, unless you're Sam Coomes . Sam used to play in Heatmiser with Elliott Smith , until the band split. Now Elliott plays guest-star bass for Quasi . Sam 's marriage to Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss ended in...

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Featuring Birds

Featuring Birds

QUASI'S SAM COOMES IS A bitter man. It's not because his former Heatmiser bandmate, Elliott Smith, is more famous than him: they're still mates and he gets a slice of the action by playing in Elliott's band along with Janet Weiss, Quasi's drummer....

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