Qui (band)

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Qui no Liceo Mutante.jpg
Qui performing at Liceo Mutante, Pontevedra
Background information
OriginLos Angeles
GenresNoise rock, alternative rock
Years active2000-present
LabelsIpecac Recordings
Heart of a Champion records
Associated actsThe Jesus Lizard
Scratch Acid
MembersPaul Christensen
Matt Cronk
Past membersDavid Yow

Qui (pronounced as "Kwee")[1] are a rock group formed in 2000 in Los Angeles by Paul Christensen (drums/vocals) and Matt Cronk (guitar/vocals). A combination of punk, noise and experimental rock, they released their first full-length album Baby Kisses in 2003.

In 2006, after performing a number of shows as a guest vocalist, David Yow (ex-Scratch Acid, The Jesus Lizard) joined the band as vocalist, and features on the 2007 album Love's Miracle, released on Mike Patton's label Ipecac Recordings. Most of the songs on this album were written before Yow joined, but were reworked to take account of his vocals.[2] The first release with Yow fully involved came with the 2007 single "Today, Gestation" / "Freeze".[3]

In early 2008, Yow was hospitalized with a punctured lung after a show in Pittsburgh.[4] He has now fully recovered and the band announced European dates that took place during the second half of 2008. As of 2013, David Yow is no longer in the band. In 2017 the band released a cover of the jazz standard Misty as a single on Blank City Records.



  • Baby Kisses (2003)
  • Love's Miracle (2007)
  • Life, Water, Living... (2014)
  • Qui w/ Trevor Dunn (2017)


  • "Today, Gestation" / "Freeze" (2007)
  • "Misty" / "Pee Pee Vs Homo" (2017)


  1. ^ Interview with David Yow Drowned in Sound
  2. ^ Interview with David Yow Archived October 16, 2007, at the Wayback Machine Philadelphia Weekly, 10 October 2007
  3. ^ Today, Gestation / Freeze review and stream Pitchfork Media
  4. ^ Yow hospitalized, Qui cancel tour Archived January 29, 2009, at the Wayback Machine Pitchfork Media

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