Quasi to Release American Gong, Tour, Do Their Darndest to Maintain Post-Bush Relevancy

That great Northwestern powerhouse Kill Rock Stars is the new home of that other great Northwestern powerhouse known to your other brother and me as the one and only Quasi. The newest record, awesomely/horrendously titled American Gong, was recorded at Jackpot Studios by Kendra Lynn and mixed by Steve Fisk (much to the chagrin of all us fans who think that Dave Friedmann is the only man who should be mixing Janet Weiss’s drumkit), and it also features new member Joanna Bolme (of Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks infamy) on bass alongside Weiss and everyone’s favorite hate-fueled, government-tormented, white bluesman Sam Coomes. (BTW: anyone who wants to take bets on how many songs will be about how much it sucks to work a blue-collar day job even though Coomes is in fact a touring musician, just email me and you’re on!)

Anyway, American Gong is set to drop on February 23, after which the newly established trio will hit the road for a string of U.S. dates. And more dates are most assuredly on the way, so calm down, late-90s-indie-rock fan-who-worked-at-the-golf-course-with-me-back-then.

American Gong:

01. Repulsion
02. Little White Horse
03. Everything and Nothing At All
04. Bye Bye Blackbird
05. The Jig Is Up
06. Black Dogs and Bubbles
07. Death Is Not the End
08. Rockabilly Party
09. Now What
10. Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler
11. Howler

Tourdates:

03.09.10 - Arcata, CA - The Depot at Humboldt State
03.10.10 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
03.11.10 - Visalia, CA - The Cellar Door
03.12.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Spaceland
03.13.10 - Costa Mesa, CA - The Detroit Bar
03.14.10 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah
03.15.10 - Tucson, AZ - Plush
03.17.10 - Denton, TX - Hailey’s
03.21.10 - Norman, OK - The Opolis
03.22.10 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
03.23.10 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
03.25.10 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
03.26.10 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
03.27.10 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
04.15.10 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
04.16.10 - Madison, WI - Annex
04.18.10 - Toronto, ONT - Horsehoe Tavern
04.19.10 - Montreal, QC.10 - Il Motore
04.20.10 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East
04.22.10 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
04.23.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
04.24.10 - Washington, DC - The Black Cat
04.26.10 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
04.28.10 - Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree
04.29.10 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
04.30.10 - Newport, KY - The Southgate House
05.01.10 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall

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