Los Angeles-based Qui has released a new video for their track “Shame On You,” from their split 7″ record with The Melvins’ Dale Crover.
The vinyl and digital split 7″ was released on September 4 via Joyful Noise Recordings. It is part of a series of 7″ records that Qui will be releasing this year. The first was available in March and featured two new Qui singles via the label Blood of the Young. Their second was released by Cobraside in April and was a split 7″ with hepa/Titus, and now they have one with Dale Crover featuring “Shame On You” and “Big Uns.”
The song is dramatic, with an organ being the main backing instrument and the vocals rising from a calm demeanor to yelling about shame. The duo plays characters in the video, a woman and her son, with the woman berating the young boy for his shortcomings. Later in the song, the boy character has the chance to respond lyrically. Both audio and visual components have some distortion as the song continues, adding to the surreal feeling of it all. Watch “Shame On You” below.
Qui released a full-length album last year, entitled Life, Water, Living. The eleven-track album was generally well-received in spite, or because, of Qui’s eccentric sound and style. The also released a video for “I Definitely Love You” in autumn of 2014, featuring Jesus Lizard vocalist David Yow and The Melvins’ Kevin Rutmanis. This year, they will be touring in select cities in the United States throughout October with Hammerhead. See below for the full list of tour dates.
Qui Fall 2015 Tour Dates
10/02: Grand Forks, ND – Ojata Records
10/03: Fargo, ND – Aquarium
10/05: Missoula, MT – Ole Beck VFW
10/06: Tacoma, WA – Real Art
10/07: Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
10/08: Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
10/09: Oakland, CA – Purple House
10/10: Santa Rosa, CA – Arlene Francis Center
10/11: San Francisco, CA – Hemlock Tavern
10/13: Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
10/14: Phoenix, AZ – TBA
10/15: Marfa, TX – TBA
10/16: Austin, TX – The Lost Well
10/17: Dallas, TX – TBA
10/18: Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
10/22: Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
10/23: St. Paul, MN – The Turf Club