Hear Quasi's Boisterous Noise-Pop Rocket 'See You on Mars'

Janet Weiss and Sam Coomes plot 'Mole City' LP for October 1

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Portland super-duo Quasi are celebrating two decades of making music together by releasing Mole City, a so-called "Encyclopedia of Kicking Ass," on Kill Rock Stars come October 1. You'll know drummer Janet Weiss from Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag, and the Jicks, of course. And singer/multi-instrumentalist Sam Coomes was a member of Elliott Smith's Heatmiser and contributed to Figure 8, as well as every Built to Spill album since 1997. Together, they're headed toward album No. 9, an honor that's now marked by the release of "See You on Mars," a noisy little rock-pop gem that features bounding bass, a little bar room piano, impassioned vocals, and a powerful backbeat.

Quasi — See You on Mars

Quasi tour dates:

October 3 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
October 4 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
October 5 - St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
October 7 - Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
October 8 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
October 9 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
October 10 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
October 11 - New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
October 12 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot And Saddle
October 13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
October 14 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
October 16 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott
October 17 - Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall
October 18 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
October 19 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas
October 20 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
November 3 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux
November 4 - Salt Lake City, UT @Kilby Court
November 5 - Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
November 7 - Denton, TX @ Dan's Silverleaf
November 8-10 - Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
November 11 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
November 12 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
November 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
November 14 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho Restaurant and Music Club
November 15 - San Jose, CA @ The Blank Club
November 16 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
November 21 - Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Caberet
November 22 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
November 23 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

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