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Quasi Field Studies

Type:
Album
Release Date:
May 27, 2016
Catalog No:
80072
Label:
Up!
Includes Downloads

This is a pre-order item. We will ship this item by May 27, 2016 unless your order includes other pre-order items that ship later. All items in your order will ship together.

Up Records (via Sub Pop) presents a vinyl repress of Quasi’s fourth album, Field Studies, which was originally released September 7th, 1999. The first run will be on White vinyl while supplies last.

Quasi stretch out yet further on Field Studies, their fourth album, and easily justify their recent status as one of the foremost purveyors of underground pop. Every element that made their previous album, Featuring “Birds”, so widely acclaimed – concise songwriting, arching melodies, and dead- on harmonies atop occasionally clamorous and always- propulsive rhythms – is further developed on Field Studies. The tonal palette has expanded to include strings, church organ, theremin, and various electronic instruments, in addition to the keyboards, guitars, and drums that have always been their mainstays.

Somehow, Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss manage once again to play nearly all the instruments on the record themselves. They accomplish this task despite spending the better part of 1999 on the road performing either as Quasi, with Sleater-Kinney (Janet’s other band), or as part of Elliott Smith’s touring band. Quasi returns the favor to Elliott in kind on Field Studies, enlisting his prowess on bass guitar on several songs.

Field Studies was mostly recorded at Jackpot! Studio in Portland, OR with Larry Crane (of Tape Op magazine); a couple of songs were recorded in Seattle with Phil Ek (Built to Spill, Fleet Foxes), one was recorded in Portland’s Old Church, and another was recorded at Janet’s home, where Quasi recorded their entire first album.Hooray for gloomy gusses!

Quasi Field Studies

This is a pre-order item. We will ship this item by May 27, 2016 unless your order includes other pre-order items that ship later. All items in your order will ship together.

Up Records (via Sub Pop) presents a vinyl repress of Quasi’s fourth album, Field Studies, which was originally released September 7th, 1999. The first run will be on White vinyl while supplies last.

Quasi stretch out yet further on Field Studies, their fourth album, and easily justify their recent status as one of the foremost purveyors of underground pop. Every element that made their previous album, Featuring “Birds”, so widely acclaimed – concise songwriting, arching melodies, and dead- on harmonies atop occasionally clamorous and always- propulsive rhythms – is further developed on Field Studies. The tonal palette has expanded to include strings, church organ, theremin, and various electronic instruments, in addition to the keyboards, guitars, and drums that have always been their mainstays.

Somehow, Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss manage once again to play nearly all the instruments on the record themselves. They accomplish this task despite spending the better part of 1999 on the road performing either as Quasi, with Sleater-Kinney (Janet’s other band), or as part of Elliott Smith’s touring band. Quasi returns the favor to Elliott in kind on Field Studies, enlisting his prowess on bass guitar on several songs.

Field Studies was mostly recorded at Jackpot! Studio in Portland, OR with Larry Crane (of Tape Op magazine); a couple of songs were recorded in Seattle with Phil Ek (Built to Spill, Fleet Foxes), one was recorded in Portland’s Old Church, and another was recorded at Janet’s home, where Quasi recorded their entire first album.Hooray for gloomy gusses!


Tracks

  1. All the Same
  2. The Golden Egg
  3. The Skeleton
  4. The Star You Left Behind
  5. Empty Words
  6. Birds
  7. A Fable With No Moral
  8. Under a Cloud
  9. Me & My Head
  10. Two by Two
  11. It Don't Mean Nothing
  12. Bon Voyage
  13. Smile
  14. Let's Just Go

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