Qui was founded in 2000 by drummer/vocalist Paul Christensen and guitarist/vocalist Matt Cronk in Los Angeles, CA. Since debuting in LA in early 2001 and the release of their first full-length album, Baby Kisses, (Heart of a Champion) in 2003, they have maintained a prodigious pace of both local performances and national tours. Their idiosyncratic blend of punk, noise, metal and experimental genres, coupled with their advanced musical prowess, earned them a small but dedicated following throughout the U.S.
In late 2006, Qui was joined by vocalist David Yow of The Jesus Lizard/Scratch Acid fame. Shortly thereafter, the trio released the single, "Today, Gestation" b/w "Freeze" on the Los Angeles-based Infrasonic Sound Recordings label. After a brief spring tour and two acclaimed performances at the South By Southwest music conference in Austin, TX, Qui partnered up with Mike Patton and Greg Werckman's Ipecac Recordings for their forthcoming full-length entitled Love's Miracle, scheduled for release on September 11, 2007. A full U.S. and European tour will immediately follow. Strap on your fucking knee pads.
I could compare this band to the Melvins and Tool but I won't. I've always loved Scratch Acid and the Jesus Lizard are good too but with this group I appreciate David Yow a little bit more, although it seems to be the other two guys who i've never heard of that are the genius' behind this group, Yow just makes it that little bit cooler. Qui rock, turn this shit up loud to get the full effect, turn it up so loud that you can't even hear yourself think, because thinking is for chumps.