Qui Get Blasted and Battered in 'Mucho Sex in America' Video

L.A. noise-rock duo returns after five-year absence with 'Life, Water, Living...'

Chris Martins WRITTEN BY
Chris Martins

Los Angeles noise freaks Qui have been doing their thing since 2000, but their forthcoming album Life, Water, Living... will only be their third. You'll forgive them, though since guitarist/vocalist Matt Cronk spent a portion of their five-year recording hiatus serving his country in Iraq, where a car bomb nearly took his life but left him with a Purple Heart instead. Now he and co-founding drummer/vocalist Paul Christensen are back at it, dosing their shreddy punk tantrums with arty aplomb and surprising harmony. Witness "Mucho Sex in America" above, which comes with a video directed by former pro skater Laban Pheidias (Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys). Therein, Qui march ever forward despite weathering various hang-ups and indignities. Life, Water, Living... is out February 25, co-produced by Melvins drummer Dale Crover.

Qui tour dates:

November 20 - San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
November 22 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
November 23 - Portland, OR @ Porch House
November 24 - Reno, NV @ TBA

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