by Quid Quo

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"Opening for James Chance and the Contortions in March, Quid Quo acquitted themselves with feral aplomb and won over a packed Lo-Fi crowd. The newish Seattle trio’s short songs slash and burn with highly torqued precision, blurring the line where punk and post-punk converge. Quid Quo adhere to the evergreen entertainment dictum “Always leave ’em wanting more,” and when you hear their galvanic debut album, APAINTEDROOMISASMALLROOM, you will be champing at the bit for more of their bruising, rousing music." - DAVE SEGAL, The Stranger


released February 21, 2017

b/v - Chelsea Gaddy
d - Stevie Lee Ragle
g/v - Zack Wait

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Track Name: Top Shelf Long Island
You've got this thing
I've got the same thing
You've got this thing
I've got the same exact thing
You know there's a low
A low so low
But there's a high
That's just above that
It's not the best it's not the worst
Top shelf Long Island
Don't knock it over
Here comes glass
Here comes mercury
Here come canaries
They'll dig a mine around us
Track Name: Coyote
Invite the wolf
Invite the fox
Invite your dog
But you won't see me
You won't see me
I'm the coyote
Push back unseen
I swam a river in boots
Real knuckles underneath brass knuckles
Track Name: Anvil Out
Half dead for apocalypse
Half bred for frictionlessness
I was born on a top ten list
Ten out of ten
Sit tight and I'll try and forget you
Came in went out the same way
On to the next phase
Armed with the next face
Hammer heads anvil out sound
Born to pass out
Carried away
Track Name: Amateur Econ
We who live here wonder how we're gonna stay in this house
The roof of the cross closed caption walls to keep it
The thing to read flat screened where we buy breakfast
They say there's war against us
Not much war against them
So we dress up like the paintings
The only paintings I like
With the men from the money and their nameless
Their names could be me
And we who saved the softest rock then bore the brunt
While ingrates rage on sentinels who ride the walls
To love you in your sleep
At the four horsemens' table
A quarter tip from each
Track Name: Chalk Valkyrie
You come around and I feel it I feel it
Save your breath I still don't owe you
You come around and I feel it I feel it
I feel your touch but I still can't fuck around
You always move in a sample direction
Sink to swim burst ears bleeding
You always say I don't say what I mean
When I'm saying things we both know but still don't believe
Clap out your dust chalk valkyrie
Track Name: Drone or Droner
The darkest part of the flashlight is where the batteries live
Ain't got no contradiction
I've been working for worlds there's no words for
Assume the form of a joystick
All just buttons and thumbs
No one's quite a civilian
Come and listen I'm whistling billions
I am remote control
Track Name: Bomb.gov
We all roll our eyes
Track Name: Kid Sisyphus
Out on a limb where the sky begins
Scissors squeeze where the high score ends
Old Kid Sisyphus had to go and miss this
Turn out the long knives up and down the archives
Mexican sex again
How about a phantom to get in on it with them
Turn in a rough breed of weekend
Track Name: Cash Advance
All the pretty ones down at the cash advance
They could want anything
That's just what you are
In the world's longest line
Through circling shadows the buzzards left behind
Track Name: Two at Ghost
I didn't see them come in
They slipped in when everyone else did
Two at ghost
I think they've been there for a while
Track Name: I Forgot to Clock Out
I forgot to clock out
Track Name: Double God
Key vs lock
Backwards procedure
Through common divisors
All the habits that we call luck
And all this is worthless
I ate a dollar
The filtering chains!
A black bag from the inside
Who could trust your double faith in your double god
Track Name: Dare to Do Not
Waved my hand in a fish bowl not expecting a fish
When the world looks like wishes
Why's the world look like wishes
Who's wishes?
Dare to do not
Cuz all the quick fish want to know who got caught
Track Name: All Numbers Lie
The reasoning goes like this
Yell fire in a bear market
Fangs for flames
No ambition of imperial nature goes as planned
All numbers lie

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