"'Escape From Now’ is about aging and living with a mercurial stock market. The slow, plodding A section, along with the delicate B section represent a more reasonably paced Dow Jones fluctuation. The final, fast section is meant to replicate the abrupt spikes and drops in the stock market caused by recent economic uncertainty."
-Matt Cronk of Qui
Check out the song premiere of “Escape From Now”, via New Noise Magazine, here.
Made up of vocalist/guitarist Matt Cronk and drummer/vocalist/keyboardist Paul Christensen (also of Hepa.Titus), LA-based Qui is a two-man band whose music manages to span a vast and eclectic range of styles from jazz to noise to classic rock to punk, with an air of absurdity ever-present. Known for their live antics and beloved for their iconoclasm and refusal to settle into any one scene, the pair are friends of/have played with Melvins, Marnie Stern, Sebadoh, Head Wound City, Red Fang, Retox, Gay Witch Abortion, and Zu, to name a handful. Their peculiar musical approach was enough to enlist David Yow (of The Jesus Lizard, Scratch Acid) as a past member of the band, who still collaborates with and supports them today. Their upcoming release, Snuh, has no shortage of heavy-hitting collaborations either, featuring cameo performances from Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox, Head Wound City, Dead Cross), Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, Fantomas, Melvins, John Zorn), Dale Crover (Melvins) and Adam Harding (Dumb Numbers). Qui’s newest LP, Snuh is being released by Three One G Records on August 3rd.
Snuh will be available digitally on iTunes as well as physically through Three One G Records on 100 pink and 200 black 180 gram vinyl. Free CD will be included with vinyl purchase. Preorder here.
Records will also be available via Antena Krzyku, Macina Dischi will be releasing the album on CD, and Sweatband Records will be releasing a limited run of cassettes.
Upcoming shows: August 3rd - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/ Retox