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  1. Vanessa Renwick, Accidental VisionaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2017 | The Pordland Mercury

    ... of people yawn. For her films, Renwick's collaborated with everyone from Miranda July to author William T. Vollmann to Quasi's Sam Coomes. Renwick's films are what most people know her by, but she sees them as just one facet of her work. More than ...

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  2. Back With A VengeanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2017 | Bangkok Post

    ... offering that relies on wobbly synths. "How are you gonna lie about me now?/ I see you watching me from underground/ Quasi-Strangers waiting to be found/ How are you gonna lie? Got to be without love," she sings in the spectral voice that recalls ...

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  3. Why you should see Mango Lane at Loving Touch Friday, June 16Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2017 | Metro Times

    ... wrong with some '80s Madonna either. We love hip hop too - Quasimoto and Thundercat. Engwall : We pretty much say Lord Quasi's name like every interview that we've ever done, which is like 5. Ruhala : All music has its time and place. MT : What kind ...

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  4. What Protest Songs Sound Like in the Trump EraRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2017 | The Atlantic

    ... Katy Perry has gotten nebulously woke ; Lady Gaga at the Super Bowl went for nebulously unifying. On Inauguration Day, Quasi's Battle Hymns compilation had lo-fi rock luminaries singing sly resistance slogans; check out Mac McCaughan's "Happy New ...

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  5. Filthy Friends (Sleater-Kinney, REM, etc) streaming new 7", playing showsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2017 | Brooklynvegan

    Then they released the song "Love in the Time of Rseistance" for Quasi's protest/benefit comp Battle Hymns . Their latest release is the Record Store Day 7" that they just put out with their new song "Any Kind of Crowd" b/w a cover of Roxy Music's "Editions of You."

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  6. Seattle's Upstream Music Fest launches massive debut lineupRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2017 | The Oregonian

    ... Portland, including Tender Loving Empire co-founder/musician Jared Mees, singer-producer Natasha Kmeto, indie veterans Quasi and the Thermals, and rising MC the Last Artful, Dodgr. Portland's own Kill Rock Stars is curating a stage, and label head ...

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  7. Upstream Music Festival Reveals Final Lineup, with Dinosaur Jr, J...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2017 | The Stranger

    ... time. Finally, in an effort to expand the regional reach of Upstream, they've added bands like - be still my heart - Quasi, hip hop artist The Last Artful Dodgr and the ever-original electronic singer-producer Natasha Kmeto from Portland, masked ...

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  8. Sleater-Kinney, Colin Meloy and Others Lead a Star-Studded Night of Protest At Crystal BallroomRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2017 | Willamette Week

    ... almost every performer, and at no point did that feel like hyperbole. Hell No's lineup, curated by Sleater-Kinney and Quasi drummer Janet Weiss, was a staggering sampling of bona fide PNW alt-rock legends, including Weiss's own bands, Stephen ...

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  9. Did this man make your favorite Portland album?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2017 | The Oregonian

    ... band called the Maroons at that point, and that became one of the first projects I recorded at my house, actually, on Quasi's borrowed equipment ( laughs ) because I knew I knew Sam (Coomes) from Quasi from California when he was in Donner Party. ...

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  10. Sleater-Kinney, Colin Meloy, Stephen Malkmus Playing Portland ACLU BenefitRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | Stereogum

    ... titled "Hell No!," the Pacific Northwest indie-rock all-stars protest concert will also feature short sets from Quasi, Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly, Team Dresch, Gregory McKelvey of Portland's Resistance, Chanti Darling, Summer Cannibals, ...

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  11. Sleater-Kinney, Colin Meloy, Team Dresch and More To Play ACLU Benefit at Crystal BallroomRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2017 | Willamette Week

    On the day of Donald Trump's inauguration, long-running Portland duo Quasi dropped a surprise "protest record," a compilation featuring new politically-charged songs from indie-rock luminaries such as Doug Martsch, Stephen Malkmus and Carrie Brownstein. While it helped to raise money for the ACLU, Planned Parenthood and 350.org, it did not succeed in forcing the president's resignationa yet.

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  12. Sleater-Kinney Are Playing the Hell No! Protest Show at the Crystal BallroomRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2017 | The Pordland Mercury

    ... of other local acts are involved: Colin Meloy of the Decemberists will play solo, S-K drummer Janet Weiss' other band Quasi will perform, as will Team Dresch, Summer Cannibals, and MA scaras, with Chanti Darling doing a DJ set. Tickets go on sale ...

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  13. Two Donald Trump-Inspired Albums Debut on the Compilation ChartRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | Billboard

    ... albums were released Jan. 20, Inauguration Day. Battle Hymns was spearheaded by Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss of the band Quasi and "created in direct response to the current political situation in the U.S.," according to the band's website . The title ...

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  14. Things to Do Tonight: Wednesday, Feb 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2017 | The Pordland Mercury

    ... Galaxy Research Bugger Me is Sam Coomes' solo debut, but he's a Portland scene stalwart-perhaps you're familiar with Quasi, his duo with Janet Weiss of Sleater-Kinney. The record's minimalist pop stretches its legs into some buzzy experimental ...

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  15. Sam Coomes, Dr. Amazon, Galaxy ResearchRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2017 | The Pordland Mercury

    Bugger Me is Sam Coomes' solo debut, but he's a Portland scene stalwart-perhaps you're familiar with Quasi, his duo with Janet Weiss of Sleater-Kinney. The record's minimalist pop stretches its legs into some buzzy experimental territory, but remains inescapably catchy with lounge lizard-y organ and Coomes' impatient drawl.

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  16. More Indie-Rock Activism: Two Compilations Combat TrumpismRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | The Stranger

    Trump winning the White House has resulted in at least one positive development: It's triggering musicians to engage more frequently in political activism, leading to more money flowing toward progressive causes. Yesterday I wrote about four songs that direct ire at Trump ; the charitable, left-leaning hits keep on coming with two more compilations created to combat the 45th president's conservative policies: Battle Hymns , a compilation curated by Portland indie-rock group Quasi , will raise funds for Planned Parenthood , the ACLU , and 350org ; and SAD!: A Barsuk Compilation for the ACLU is a self-explanatory, Bandcamp-only collection issued by Seattle's own Barsuk Records .

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  17. Sleater-Kinney Members, Stephen Malkmus Record New Songs for Protest LPRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | RollingStone

    ... Planned Parenthood , the ACLU and 350.org . Battle Hymns is available now as a pay-as-you-want download through the Quasi site . Quasi's Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss served as a backing band on some of Battle Hymns ' tracks and contribute their own ...

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  18. Quasi, Stephen Malkmus, Carrie Brownstein, more join for 'Battle Hymns' protest albumRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | The Oregonian

    A number of Portland's indie rock all-stars and musicians from across the country have joined to release a new protest album, "Battle Hymns." The collection, surprise-released on Friday morning, was "released digitally on inauguration day in opposition to the incoming administration," a statement announced on Quasi's website .

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  19. Stephen Malkmus, Carrie Brownstein, Carl Newman and Others Release New Anti-Trump Protest AlbumRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | Spin

    It's a big day for political music, with a new ACLU benefit compilation featuring Mount Eerie and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart out, along with a new star-studded "protest record" spearheaded by Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss of Quasi. The album was, according to a press release, "created in direct response to the current political situation in the U.S.A" and "released on inauguration day in opposition to the incoming administration."

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  20. Protest Comp Battle Hymns Has New Songs From Stephen Malkmus, Carrie Brownstein, Carl Newman, & MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | Stereogum

    You may have already heard something about this, but in a few hours, Donald J. Trump is going to become the President of the United States of America. These are dark and dire times, and the long-running Pacific Northwest indie rock duo Quasi have responded by uniting some of indie rock's biggest names for the protest compilation Battle Hymns .

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