L.A. duo Qui premiere a new video and announce more tour dates today. The video clip for “Kicked Out of Mime College” is available to watch below.
Qui continue their relentless tour schedule this winter with a pair of shows with Moving Units this weekend leading into West Coast dates later this month. Qui also support newly reunited 90s noise rock trio Babes In Toyland in February 2015. See current dates below.
The band recently premiered a new video featuring the band’s former lead singer David Yow (The Jesus Lizard) and Kevin Rutmanis (Melvins, Cows). The clip for the song “I Definitely Love You” is culled from the band’s new single on Joyful Noise.
Qui & Secret Fun Club released a split 7″ single on September 23rd via Three.One.G.The band’s recently released album Life, Water, Living… is available to stream as well.
If the third full length by L.A. duo Qui sounds like a radical departure, you probably were never really listening properly in the first place. Sure, perfectly taut vocal harmonies and precise, sparse instrumentation supplants much of the band’s early fume-huffing punk-noise here, but their penchant for challenging, button-pushing ideas is stronger than ever. Qui also employed harmonies and experimental structures on their previous album Love’s Miracle (2007) with former vocalist David Yow. But, Life, Water, Living… is clearly the band’s most meticulously refined effort at using melody and harmony as subversive weapons.
Life, Water, Living… was produced by renowned engineer Toshi Kasai and Melvins drummer Dale Crover at Entourage Studios in Los Angeles.
12/04 Las Vegas, NV @ The Double Down Saloon
12/05 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater (w/ Moving Units, All Leather)
12/06 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick (w/ Moving Units, All Leather)
12/07 San Francisco, CA @ The Hemlock
12/09 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
12/11 Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge
12/12 Portland, OR @ The Darkplace
12/13 Arcata, CA @ The Alibi
02/12/15 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy (w/ Babes In Toyland)