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Video premiere!: Quasi’s “Repulsion”

Video premiere!: Quasi’s “Repulsion” (photo)

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If this song by Quasi sounds like it’s been buried under a garage jacket and a dirty magazine since 1993, don’t be alarmed, your instincts serve you well. The band are Portland old schoolers, formed in ’93 by duo Sam Coomes & Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney) and joined more recently by bassist Joanna Bolme (Stephen Malkmus + The Jicks).

[Quasi in canoe. Photo by John Clark.]

After a bit of self releasing and then trying out a few record labels throughout the 90’s they ended up on Touch & Go, and just found their way to Kill Rock Stars for the release of American Gong. Maybe you know all this already, but if not and you dig the gold soundz, this record is for you. If you could wear out mp3’s I’d be worried for my copies.

See now this video for “Repulsion,” track 1 of the record, out now on KRS/Domino. It was directed by Mike Donovan from Sic Alps. It reminds me of Acetone and Pavement. It’s probably safe for work, hard to make out the naughty bits behind those pixels.

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Quasi tour dates!

04.15 – St Paul, MN @ The Turf Club
04.16 – Madison, WI @ The Annex
04.17 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
04.18 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ Horseshoe Tavern
04.19 – Montreal, QC, Canada @ Il Motore
04.20 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
04.22 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
04.23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
04.24 – Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
04.26 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
04.27 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 – w/ Let’s Wrestle
04.28 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
04.29 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
04.30 – Newport, KY @ The Southgate House
05.01 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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