Mole City by Quasi
It’s always great when a couple of seasoned veteran musicians who’ve been playing together for many decades creates something that totally surprises you. That’s what Quasi has done with their most recent album, Mole City, which just happens to be their 11th full-length record in the last 20 years.
In case you don’t know: Quasi are the power duo of Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss, whom you may know from many) many many many many other bands. It‘s a bit funny how many awesome projects the two of them have been in, but it’s even more awesome when they can still collaborate together on a project that totally kicks ass.
I got to see Quasi play the Tractor just before Thanksgiving, and I had a mind-blowing experience, “one I’ll be thinking back to for many years to come,” I wrote after the experience. Also in that review of the show, I wrote a bit about this album, and what I wrote there is every bit as apropos here (if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!):
I haven’t clicked with a Quasi album before like I have with this one. There’s a method within the madness: hints of Flaming Lips acid trippiness, Frank Zappa kooky, and White Stripes rock ‘n’ roll, all rolled up in a fantastic, double-LP package. I didn’t pick up the album until a couple weeks ago, and I was immediately sad I hadn’t gotten it when it came out, because that meant I’d missed out on a full month of being able to absorb it.
And there you have it. Or at least you should. Get it now.
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