Once upon a time, I was feeling disappointment with myself for never having made it to a single concert for anything resembling one of my favorite bands. I was soon feeling even more disappointment because I thought none of my favorite bands were playing anymore. That is, until I heard mention of a new Quasi album on last.fm of all places. Sweet, sweet salvation.

At first listen, I wasn’t exactly sure what to think; their older stuff is fairly quiet and though they’ve gotten more aggressive with their music over the years, When The Going Gets Dark opens with their most hard-hitting sounds yet. Strangely, after a few more listens through, it doesn’t seem all that much louder. All-in-all, a worthy successor to Hot Shit (which I thought was great, save for the spoken word on White Devil’s Dream). As for myself, well, I’m just glad that they’re still together.


From Hot Shit
Drunken Tears (MP3, 4.6 MB)

From The Sword Of God
It’s Raining (MP3, 4.3 MB)