Quickie

Audio

Dropping the Why

by Quickie

Released 2013
Musicblitz/ LLC Records
Released 2013
Musicblitz/ LLC Records
A musical tackle box filled with intense harmonic vocals, melodic retro keyboards, driving guitars, wicked beats and lots of hooks. If you like Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Neon Trees and The Strokes you will add Quickie to your playlist.
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Dropping the Why is the break through first full length CD for Seattle trio Quickie. Quickie does its best to distill the most defining elements of the 80's punk/new wave. The single "Chameleon" roars out of the gate with manic wah driven guitar attack. Just when you think the tune will be a little more than a din of suburban metal, the verse -- driven by a sledgehammer drum groove -- breaks into a chorus reminiscent of the Buzzcocks . Even in songs like the raucous "Medicated to Get By" the trio angst is softened by catchy melodic hooks and self deprecating sense of humor. For good measure they throw in a synth line that does more than recall the Cars.
"Jesus is a Mannequin" a paean to those kitschy dashboard saviors, bringing to mind the driving wordplay of R.E.M's "It's the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine)" - if played and sung by the Sex Pistols. This is speeding-down-the-expressway party music that will get you where you're going in a hurry. And it's being delivered by a band who's moving forward by looking back.


Fun Facts - The legendary MC-5 guitarist Wayne Kramer discovered and featured Quickie's "Medicated to Get By" single on his Beyond Cyberpunk release. Proclaiming his love of the bands " trashy, hook heavy themes with raunchy guitar riffs". The Olsen Twins followed Kramer's genius and featured Quickie's "Hell in A Habitrail" in their movie "Our Lips are Sealed". That's what Quickie calls range :) .