The Echo Presents
Qui Record Release Show w/ Retox
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
This event is 18 and over
Qui? Yeah, Qui.
Qui is back with another installment of their own brand of avant-rock weirdness. Having spent the last four years in an almost constant state of transcontinental delirium, they have pounded the pavement extensively throughout the US, Europe and beyond. After eighteen years of crazy shows, long tours, hot shit collaborators, and exceptionally ambitious music, the duo Los Angeles of Paul Christensen and Matt Cronk shows no sign of slowing down.
Qui’s latest LP, Snuh, extrapolates on their genre-bending brand of avant-garde rock. Working again with long time producer Toshi Kasai, the duo has integrated more shades of unlikely forms and timbres along with their always-present penchant for abrasive noise punk. Snuh is at once both playful and belligerent, switching abruptly from heavy to soft, screaming to crooning, sweet to hostile. The record also features 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).
In the years following the 2014 release of Life, Water, Living…, their last full-length, Qui have released a slew of singles, EPs, splits, and collaborations. Snuh is among their most ambitious records to date and will no doubt be a hit with fans of all things weird and obstinate, out August 3, 2018 on Three One G and Antena Krzyku.
The world is falling apart one day at a time, and the majority of us sit and watch as if attending a public hanging—more and more, our interest is piqued by the appalling, leaving nothing but a collective smattering of empty “thoughts and prayers” in response.
When stripped of the bloated, festering egos that so many cling to in order to feel important, we are nothing more than ugly animals. In a society that is predominantly dormant, Retox brings this reality to the forefront in a forward-thinking way, commanding our ever-rapidly-decreasing attention spans and determined to provoke some kind of visceral response, good or bad.
Centralized in Southern California and consisting of Justin Pearson (The Locust, Dead Cross, Head Wound City), Michael Crain (Dead Cross, Festival of Dead Deer), Ryan Bergmann, and Kevin Avery (Planet B), Retox is marked by a speed and sound that seeks to shatter apathy.
With Retox, a grimy, abrasive punk ethos is the heart of the band’s sound-- a distinctive sci-fi surf rock meets scumbag stage presence they’ve mastered. Always sonically experimenting and perpetually melding the raw with the refined, the band only settles on defining their genre as “annoying.” Expect anything but indifference.
$8 Advance / $10 Day of Show