THE ROAD TO PERTH

by pelly

Sometimes actions towards a future consequence are made on a fleeting whim or feeling, and then the potential outcome becomes reality. Such is the case with us at QC, as we will be headed down under to Australia for a stint of travel and musical experience. The journey begins tomorrow so we leave you with this (post)card temporarily while we regain our footing and internet access in a new part of earth. We’ll be back with more shows and video content soon, plus a new look site which we’ve been mumbling about for a few months now. We are but a simple, harmless blog but we like to keep whoever ‘kind of cares’ up to date. See ya’ soon :)

Artist: Lykke Li
Song: Get Some
Artist: Alex Nelson
Song: flying/falling
Artist: Public Enemy
Song: He Got Game

SCIENTIST OF LOVE REMIX

by stew

Fresh from the coast of Brazil we have an extremely smooth remix of Jesse Evan’s “Scientist Of Love” produced by sayhoo! -  Equally entertaining is the accompanying video, seemingly taken from an old film. Who doesn’t love city shoot outs that conclude in avant-garde strip clubs. Beware the original fem bot.

FREE MORAL AGENTS ADDED TO QC’S ANTI-CMJ

by rex hilliard

The tradition continues. After the success of last year’s QC Anti-CMJ party which featured break out performances by Sleigh Bells and Surfer Blood, we’ve decided to host a loft party throw down next Friday, 10/22 at Kisses Loft on North 6 Street in Willie B. Free Moral Agents (Isaiah Ikey Owens of Mars Volta) will be our first special guest, sandwiched between performances by Carnivores, Dinosaur Feathers, and Sisters, plus a special secret surprise to end the night. Cover is a suggested $3 donation and the party will go until the wee hours of the evening. If you haven’t rocked a party at Kisses Loft, you are seriously missing out on a raucous Brooklyn experience. Get full details of the show here and catch the full flier by d sherm after the jump.

Artist: Sisters
Song: Highway Scratch
Artist: Dinosaur Feathers
Song: Teenage Whore

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TUNE-YARDS SIDE PROJECT: BEEP!

by lonnie

Hailing from Oakland, Beep! is apparently a side project of tUnE-yArDs bassist Nate Brenner. Heavy with layered piano, bass, and upbeat percussion, you can hear some correlation to the tUne-yArds sound, confirmed when Merrill Garbus’ voice makes a cameo at the 5-minute mark of “Wolf Pantolones.”  The single is an interesting and melodic battle of noise that’s well worth a listen. Beep!’s album City of the Future is set for release on December 7th. You can peruse some more info on their website.

Artist: Beep!
Song: Wolf Pantolones

QC VID: DARKNESS SET UPON THY PLAYTIME

by muggsypelly

Political Activist Welch speaks of puppy dust, virgin penguins, and orphan gravel paste in hopes of warding off American Insurgents to Charley Town. “I’ve thought of Eskimos and cups and other things. I’ve thought of giraffes and other horse like creatures that come to me at night..”

ROO: HERE WE GO MAGIC

by lisa

Of course Bonnaroo happened some time ago, June 10-13 to be exact. But this performance by Here We Go Magic is so moving and emotive that I wanted it posted. There’s a seamless transition from “Fangela” to “Tunnelvision” and the energy exuded during the track’s build up is inescapable. The background rumblings of Anything Is Possible moved me onward and upward today, just as it did on that afternoon in June. Here We Go plays Bowery tonight and has a new vid for “Casual” coming out soon.

WIN 2 FREE TIX TO ONE STEP BEYOND ON 10/15

by leo

Shabazz Palaces (Ishmael of Diggable Planets) and Blockhead will be headlining the return of the Museum of Natural History’s space-age party series One Step Beyond presented by Fader next Friday October 15th. (Above you can view the video for the Shabazz Palaces track “Belhaven Meridian” shot on 35mm black & white film.) These parties are awesome and go down in The Rose Center for Earth and Space at the museum. Tickets go for $25 each, but you can earn a free pair through QC by answering the following question: If you were doing an ad-campaign for the entire history of the human race, who would you select as your spokesman? Send your responses to Alex@QuietColor.com. Best answer gets a pair of free tix to next Friday’s party.

LITTLE DRAGON ON TOUR WITH GORILLAZ

by luke

Yukimi Nagano and Fredrik Wallin of Little Dragon are currently touring with Gorillaz, including tonight’s show at Madison Square Garden. If you haven’t caught it yet, check out the the above video, featuring the band’s set at this year’s Indie-O fest. Also check out the Little Dragon Daytrotter session here.

BETTER THAN MEDIUM: PYRIT MIX

by alex nelson

Here is the latest mix from Better Than Medium‘s Alex Nelson. The enigmatic Nelson has compiled a 13-track blanket of beats featuring the likes of Glasser, Teebs, Quadron, Jack Penate, and many more. Get it while it’s hot, right here.

THE BOOKS PLAY CARNEGIE 11/13

by leo

The Books are coming to Zankel at Carnegie Hall on Nov 13. Their latest album The Way Out is an audio masterpiece and the result of five years collecting VHS, cassettes, 8-tracks, etc alongside beautifully arranged strings and softly sung vocals. It’s definitely one of the top albums of 2010. Their live show is also impressive, complete with accompanying video assembled by the band.