Quasi

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

The members of US indie rockers Quasi are probably better known for the other bands/artists that they have performed with. Janet Weiss (24 September 1965, Hollywood, California, USA; drums) also plays with Sleater-Kinney, while Sam Coomes (vocals, guitar, keyboards) has played with Built To Spill, Heatmiser and Elliott Smith’s band. Formed during the early 90s in Portland, Oregon, Coomes and Weiss were married at one point and eventually divorced, yet still managed to keep Quasi up and running. Sporting a sound that often comes off as a cross between Pavement and Guided By Voices, the duo first issued several singles. Their first album, a collection of singles and rarities titled Early Recordings, was released in 1996. The duo released their first true studio album, R&B Transmogrification, the following year. Weiss and Coomes perform an admirable job of balancing their allocated time between Quasi and other projects, continuing to issue recordings on a...

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