On this 5 track EP, LA-based duo Qui demonstrate skillfully their ability to shape different elements and genres into their own brand of off-the-wall pop music. From the ballad-like acoustic guitar fingerpicking and pitch perfect vocal harmonies on 'Treason' to the almost manic math-rock on 'Dad', in a world full of copycats, it's refreshing to find a band so inimitable.
Qui formed in 2000 by Paul Christensen (drums/vocals) and Matt Cronk (guitar/vocals). From 2006 to 2013 David Yow (ex-Scratch Acid, The Jesus Lizard) ) joined them as vocalist. The band released three albums and several EPs and singles so far, on labels including Three One G and Ipecac Recordings.
'How to Get Ideas' was Produced by Deaf Nephews, mixed by Toshi Kasai, mastered by Pete Lyman at Infrasonic Mastering. Features guest percussion and vocals by The Melvins' Dale Crover.
A01. Rushing Lunch
B02. Tiny Little Man