Portland, Ore., pop-rock duo Quasi are launching a monthlong U.S. club tour in support of their latest album, Field Studies.
The tour is scheduled to begin Sunday in San Francisco and will end Nov. 12 in Seattle.
Quasi's new album, released in September, adds unusual instruments and unconventional recording techniques to the band's fuzzed-out pop on such songs as "The Golden Egg" (RealAudio excerpt).
Quasi's sole members are drummer Janet Weiss, who also plays with the punk trio Sleater-Kinney, and keyboardist/guitarist Sam Coomes.
In the past the pair have toured as the backing group for singer/songwriter Elliot Smith, who played in the defunct rock group Heatmiser with Coomes.
Quasi tour dates:
Oct. 17; San Francisco, Calif.; Bottom of the Hill.
Oct. 18; West Hollywood, Calif.; Troubadour
Oct. 19; Tucson, Ariz.; Club Congress
Oct. 21; Denton, Texas; Rubber Gloves
Oct. 22; Austin, Texas; Emo's
Oct. 23; Baton Rouge, La.; Spanish Moon
Oct. 26; Atlanta, Ga.; Echo Lounge
Oct. 27; Athens, Ga.; 40 Watt Club
Oct. 28; Carrboro, N.C.; Room Four
Oct. 29; Washington, D.C.; Black Cat
Oct. 30; Philadelphia, Pa.; Pontiac Grille
Oct. 31; Hoboken, N.J.; Maxwell's
Nov. 2; New York, N.Y.; Knitting Factory
Nov. 3; Cambridge, Mass.; Middle East
Nov. 4; Annandale, N.Y.; Bard College
Nov. 5; Cleveland, Ohio; Grog Shop
Nov. 6; Detroit, Mich.; Magic Stick
Nov. 7; Chicago, Ill.; Empty Bottle
Nov. 8; Minneapolis, Minn.; 400 Bar
Nov. 11; Boise, Idaho; Neurolux
Nov. 12; Seattle, Wash.; Breakroom