Sam             Coomes


Sam Coomes is a musician/producer based in Cascadia.  In addition to solo work, SC is also one half of the duo Quasi, with Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney).  Quasi has released 9 full length albums over a twenty plus year existence, with labels such  as Up, Touch & Go, & Kill Rock Stars in the U.S.A., Domino in Europe, & P-Vine and Hostess in Japan, and toured numerous times in said countries.  Additionally, SC has recorded and/or toured with Built To Spill, Elliott Smith, Jandek, as well as in his own projects Crock (duo with Spencer Seim {Hella}), experimental post-prog collective Pink Mountain (not the Pink Mountaintops...unfortunate happenstance), and Blues Goblins, which is actually just a solo album of psychedelicized blues classics. Also, local good-time noise rock band Deep Fried Boogie Band.  Also, scored several short experimental films by Vanessa Renwick (Oregon Dept. of Kick Ass) & collaborated with Chris Johanson on sound/music for art installations.  More recently, SC has been performing in a quartet with a rubber vulture, a styrofoam head, & a Conn min-o-matic.


Donner Party - s/t (1987, Cryptovision); Donner Party - s/t (1988, Pitch-a-Tent/Rough Trade); Donner Party - Complete Recordings (2000, Innerstate); Motorgoat - 7"EP (1993, Red Rover); Quasi - Early Recordings (1995, Key-Op {reissued 2001, Touch & Go});Quasi - R&B Transmogrification - (1997, Up); Quasi - Featuring "Birds" (1998, Up); Quasi - Field Studies (1999, Up); Quasi - The Sword of God (2001, Touch & Go); Quasi - Tour EP 7" (2001); Quasi - Hot Shit (2003, Touch & Go); Quasi - Live Shit (2003, Touch & Go), Quasi - Tour EP CDR (2003); Quasi - When the Going Gets Dark (2006, Touch & Go); Quasi - Self Boot 93-95 CDR (2006); Quasi - American Gong (2010, Kill Rock Stars); Quasi - Mole City (2013, Kill Rock Stars); Quasi - Interprets 2013 CDR (2013 Kill Rock Stars); Heatmiser - Mic City Sons (1996, Caroline); Elliott Smith - Figure 8 (2000, Dreamworks); Elliott Smith - Pretty (Ugly Before) 7" (200?, Suicide Squeeze); Built to Spill - Keep it Like a Secret (1999, Warner Brothers); Built to Spill - Live (2000, Warner Brothers); Buit to Spill - Ancient Melodies of the Future (2001, Warner Brothers); Built to Spill - You in Reverse (2006, Warner Brothers); Built to Spill - There is No Enemy (2009, Warner Brothers); Built to Spill - Untetherd Moon (2015, Warner Brothers); Blues Goblins - s/t (2002, Off); Pink Mountain - s/t (2005, Frenetic); Pink Mountain - s/t (2009, Sick Room); Crock - Grok (2011, Jackpot); Jandek - Portland Thursday (2009, Corwood); Jandek - Seattle Friday (2011, Corwood); No.2 - No Memory (1999, Chainsaw {reissued 2015, Jackpot}); Deep Fried Boogie Band - Frederick and Bill 7" (split single with Colossal Yes, 2012, Jackpot); Deep Fried Boogie Band - Doughnut Make My Brown Eyes Blue 7" (2014, Voodoo Doughnuts); Sam Coomes - Bugger Me (2016, No Quarter)