Daytrotter Sessions: Quasi & Liars

7.15.10: Indie garage rockers Quasi threw down a couple tracks from their recently released album, American Gong, for Daytrotter last week. I posted the first song, “Repulsion,” back in January, and the session version still carries the same loud resignation or Stooges flavored discontent.

Most impressive is “White Horse,” which may now be one of my favorite songs of the year. I like the line, “If it’s not too loud, then you’re not to old,” especially as the song progresses into louder, more energetic garage phrasing.

You can find the session here.

7.19.10: If you haven’t heard LiarsSisterworld yet, what the fuck are you doing reading this? Please find a record store and pick up a copy, it’s one of the year’s best albums: perfectly paranoid and sonically understated. Liars do enjoy their lapses into No Wave-inspired mayhem, but there’s an obsessive and compulsive disposition lurking behind every song, creepily airing out frustrations and observations.

Admittedly, though, I wasn’t too thrilled with the quality of “Scarecrows On A Killer Slant,” its spastic aggression sort of lacking on this version.

You can find the session here.

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