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Distant Populations, just the fourth full-length album of Quicksand’s career, comes as a comparatively swift follow-up to Interiors--which itself came a full 22 years after its predecessor, 1995’s Manic Compression. Critically lauded and deemed very much worth the wait, Interiors succeeded in reestablishing the band as the powerful and contemporary entity they had always been. “Our only conscious challenge for that period, really,” says bassist Sergio Vega, “was that we felt like we needed to make a record that was worth waiting that long for.” Its success proved that they met that challenge, and, he adds, “galvanized by that, we felt like we know what we are today. We know what fits in our template. And we can build off that and expand on that.”

Formed in 1990, Quicksand made their full-length debut with Slip—a 1993 release praised by The A.V. Club as “a nearly flawless record that combines the irony and heaviness of Helmet with Fugazi’s penchant to dismantle sound in the most energetic ways.” Arriving in 1995, their sophomore album Manic Compression appeared at #1 on the Top Five Best Post-Hardcore Records list from LA Weekly (who noted that “if there were any justice in the world, Quicksand would have been the biggest underground band of the ’90s”).

Throughout the early ’90s, Quicksand toured with bands like Helmet, Fugazi, Rage Against the Machine, and Anthrax. After disbanding in late 1995, they reunited for a one-night performance in June 2012. They’ve since appeared at festivals like FYF Fest and Pukkelpop, and in 2013 embarked on their first North American tour in 15 years. In 2017, the band released their long-awaited third-studio album Interiors which saw Consequence of Sound praise the band for their sound “that nobody else has been able to replicate in all the time they've been gone."

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    Toronto, ON
    REBEL
  2. 9.15.2022
    Boston, MA
    House Of Blues Boston
  3. 9.16.2022
    New York, NY
    Palladium Times Square
  4. 9.17.2022
    Baltimore, MD
    Hammerjacks
  5. 9.18.2022
    Raleigh, NC
    The Ritz

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Japan!! Can’t wait for this one in November. https://t.co/kRoXxvcixK https://t.co/hDKxYKWgo1

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Avail - Over The James 2022. See you this summer!! Tickets on sale this Friday at noon EST! https://t.co/oRRWBq8qwJ

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We're excited to be nominated at the 2022 A2IM @LiberaAwards ! Thank you @a2im !!! RSVP to the Libera Awards, live… https://t.co/Yb9mnbnOEK

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