QUASI TO REISSUE FIRST THREE STUDIO ALBUMS

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'R&B Transmogrification’s, Featuring “Birds” , Field Studies'
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Indie rock had seen power duos before: Guv’ner, Royal Trux, Buckingham-Nicks, the Carpenters – but they’d never sounded like Quasi. Drumming like a controlled detonation; mutant blues coming out of an electric harpsichord or guitar by turns. Backwards through the backwoods of AM pop and Pebbles psych to create a new form: bar-room baroque. Honey-golden multitracked vocals and some of the bleakest, black-eyed, black-hearted lyrics put to paper since Lou Reed woke up in a bad mood. And all played with the kind of ramshackle ease that only comes from weeks of practice, months in the van, and serious chops.

Janet Weiss and Sam Coomes first collaborated in 1990 as Motorgoat, but by 1993 they had become Quasi. These initial excursions would later be re-released as Early Recordings, but 1997’s R&B Transmogrification is where they define their double act. On drums and harmonies, Weiss is all low-key Bonham-ie, power with poise. On top Coomes’ Roxichord makes you wonder how the electronic harpsichord never took off, its low-end crunch with top notes sounding like Ray Manzarek with a Superfuzz. 

From Weiss’s opening salvo, and the first action-painting splatter of Coomes’ keyboard on ‘Our Happiness is Guaranteed’, Featuring “Birds” is Quasi at their peak, melding jams-kicking rock’n’roll, punk action, and chord shifts that feel like the change of a season. The success of Weiss’s other group, Sleater-Kinney, in the meantime was clearly only firing up, rather than undercutting Quasi.

Closing in on the millennium, both feet on the pedals, Field Studies arrives in 1999. Organ edges out the Roxichord, making for a sound less jagged and more floating – like the protagonist of ‘The Star You Left Behind’, drifting out into an infinite void.  Does Field Studies have an Elliott Smith turn to the harmonies? They do share that heady hit of sweet-sour power-pop – or maybe both Quasi and Smith have a Heatmiser influence, given that’s the Portland band that Coomes and Smith had played in together. 

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QUASI - MOLE CITY (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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MYRKUR 'MARERIDT' OUT 15TH SEPTEMBER 2017 (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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Myrkur 'Mareridt'
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From Scandinavia emerges MYRKUR, releasing her album 'Mareridt' via Relapse Records on the 15th September 2017. Myrkur shares her latest music video for track 'Ulvinde'. Watch above.

The one-woman, classically trained, multi-instrumentalist is known for combining the raw, masculine energy of second-wave black metal, with an ethereal, sophisticated virtue. Myrkur composes in epic proportions. 

'Mareridt' is a carefully composed concept flowing between English and Danish, from guttural growls charged with testosterone, to emotive feminine hymns and kulning. The eleven-tracks sweep into one another like a soundtrack designed to guide the listener through emotional turmoil.

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ELECTRIC YOUTH 'BREATHING OST' OUT 22ND SEPTEMBER 2017 (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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Electric Youth 'Breathing Official Soundtrack From A Lost Film'
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Electric Youth share new single 'This Was Our House' from their latest soundtrack 'Breathing -Official Soundtrack From A Lost Film' out 22nd September via Milan Records. Listen above.

Together, they have composed and performed a 23-track soundtrack that Electric Youth described as combining synth-pop with "traditional score elements and more experimental sounds." 

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WATCHING BLUE HAWAII 'TENDERNESS' OUT 6TH OCTOBER 2017 (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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Blue Hawaii 'Tenderness'
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Canadian duo, Blue Hawaii share new video for the single 'Versus Game' from their upcoming LP 'Tenderness' out 6th October 2017 on Arbutus Records. Watch above.

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DUB PISTOLS 'CRAZY DIAMONDS' OUT 13TH OCTOBER 2017 (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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Dub Pistols 'Crazy Diamonds'
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Dub Pistols return with their seventh studio album 'Crazy Diamonds' out on the 13th October via Sunday Best Records. To mark the album announce, Dub Pistols have shared the video for 'Crazy Diamonds'. Watch above.   

A rampant mix of dub, reggae, ska, punk, breaks, beats and drum ‘n’ bass, ‘Crazy Diamonds’ features Dancehall artists, Beenie Man and Cutty Ranks, reggae singer Earl Sixteen, hip-hop act Too Many T’s, seminal MCs Navigator and the Ragga Twins, and long-time collaborator Lindy Layton.

Dub Pistols will be touring the UK and Europe on their autumn tour.

1st November - New Morning, Paris

3rd November - Sound Control, Manchester

7th December - O2 Academy Islington, London

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DUB PISTOLS

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LIFE IS STRANGE: BEFORE THE STORM ‘NO BELOW’ BY SPEEDY ORTIZ (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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Speedy Ortiz ‘No Below’
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Life Is Strange: Before the Storm (Ep 1) Videogame

Featuring the track ‘No Below’ by Speedy Ortiz (Domino Publishing) used in-game.

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DAPHNE UK TRAILER ‘IF LONELINESS WAS ART’ BY ALLO DARLIN’ (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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Allo Darlin ‘If Loneliness Was Art’
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Daphne UK Trailer 

Featuring the track ‘If Loneliness Was Art’ by Allo Darlin’ from 0:45

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WATCHING FRANCOIS & THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS LIVE AT TRABENDO, ARTE CONCERT (DOMINO ALL-IN)

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Francois & the Atlas Mountains 'Solide Mirage'
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Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains announce their return to the UK headlining The Garage, London on November 9th following the release of acclaimed album 'Solide Mirage'. 

As a warm up to the London date in November, Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains perform '100 000 000' and 'Dessine' live, filmed by Blogotheque at Trabendo in Paris night as part of Tsugi's 10th Anniversary.  

Full UK dates:

08/10/17 - Bristol - The Lantern 
09/10/17 - Sheffield - Sensoria 
06/11/17 - PARIS - LA CIGALE 
07/11/17 - LONDON - The Garage 

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FRANCOIS & THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS 'SOLID MIRAGE'

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