by Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: Quasi - Repulsion (MP3)

Quasi

Portland trio Quasi has a new album, American Gong, coming out on Kill Rock Stars February 23rd. "Repulsion," off that, is a catchy, twisted piece of indie-rock gold. The band knows something about "indie-rock" having connections to Sleater-Kinney (drummer Janet Weiss was a member), Steven Malkmus and the Jicks (which feature Weiss and bassist Joanna Bolme) and Elliot Smith (Sam Coomes played in Heatmiser and Quasi, when they were a duo, backed Smith on several tours).

Their previous tour dates have been updated with many more stops that run from March to the beginning of May. They play Bowery Ballroom on Thursday, April 22nd. Tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday, January 13th at noon. General sale starts Friday, January 15th at noon.

Elliott Smith was/is also a Kill Rock Stars artist and the label recently announced some news related to reissues and an unreleased track.

All Quasi tour dates and videos of the band (Quasi & Elliott Smith covering "Paint It Black"!) are below...

Quasi & Elliott Smith "Paint It Black" cover (7-17-99)

Quasi - All The Same (at Touch and GO 25th anniversary)

Quasi - 2010 Tour Dates
03.09 - Arcata, CA @ The Depot at Humboldt State *
03.10 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent *
03.11 - Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door *
03.12 - Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland *
03.13 - Costa Mesa, CA @ The Detroit Bar *
03.14 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *
03.15 - Tucson, AZ @ Plush *
03.17 - Denton, TX @ Hailey's *
03.21 - Norman, OK @ The Opolis *
03.22 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar *
03.23 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge *
03.25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *
03.26 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux *
03.27 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir *
04.15 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
04.16 - Madison, WI @ Annex
04.18 - Toronto, ONT @ Horsehoe Tavern
04.19 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore
04.20 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
04.22 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
04.23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
04.24 - Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
04.26 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
04.28 - Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
04.29 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
04.30 - Newport, KY @ The Southgate House
05.01 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
* with Explode Into Colors

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