On Tuesday, Touch & Go will release When the Going Gets Dark, the new record from the Sam Coomes/Janet Weiss collab Quasi. The Dave Fridmann-mixed LP is the duo's sixth, and follows up 2003's Hot Shit nicely, though the two can be worlds apart at times. Oddly enough, the band isn't living it up at SXSW (from what I could find) like everyone else on the planet. But, they'll do a record release show (at Jackpot Records) in their hometown of Portland next week, and shortly thereafter will embark on a brief, scattered tour.
Monday April 10: Knitting Factory, NY, NY
Tuesday April 11: Northsix, Brooklyn, NY
Friday April 14: Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
Saturday April 15: Neumos, Seattle, WA
Monday April 24: Casbah, San Diego, CA
Tuesday April 25: Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa, CA
Wednesday April 26: Spaceland, LA, CA
Thursday April 27: Cafe Du Nord, San Francisco, CA
Friday April 28: Cafe Du Nord, San Francisco, CA
Audio: "The Rhino"