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"’s no surprise that the beauty of “Faster,” a track that will be included on the Quit’s upcoming debut, Minus Tide, can be easily deciphered through an equation. Here goes:
[(confident, clipped guitar strum + strained bravado + lyrics about cars) + (clickity-clack rim thwacks + “ooh ooh ooooooh”s) + (relaxed strums + “keep speedin’ up, keep speedin’ up, keep speedin up”] X 4 = Nice track!"
-Seattle Sound Magazine, 3/26/08 - Seattle Sound

"Debut full-length form these Seattle intelligent popsters who had the good sense to get Scott Colburn to produce this. I read one review that likened them to my beloved Feelies and that's a good starting point as the band uses subtlety as a strength but they never forget the important of writing a good song and MINUS TIDE is filled with them."
-Tim Hinely - Daggerzine

"...a brand cute new band crush of mine, The Quit. The band plays my kinda pop -- Brit flavored, with jangly guitars, smart hooks, and tasty boy vocals. Especially catchy: the track 'Manchester,'..."

-Imaginary Dana 2/29/08 - 3 Imaginary Girls

"Scott Shoemaker and Nash McBride have all the screeching fuzz and frenetic rhythm of 25 year guitar veterans...charming and poppy...Were it not for thick curls I’d be thrashing my hair around every time I listen to “Talk to Me”--highly danceable. These guys definitely don’t slow down until you get to the pace of “Clouds Collide,” set by Charles Pinnell’s drums and Chris Borgia’s bass, and even that picks back up."

Nicholas Hubbard

"I'm always thrilled when a jangly, elegant guitar-pop band hits the scene bringing together the sounds and moods of some of my favorite bands and fashioning that into something new. Theirs is an immediately appealing waterfall of melody that's sometimes bright, sometimes melancholy, and always deftly constructed. I'm really impressed with their recent debut disc, Minus Tide, the songs on which are fresh, yet feel as familiar and warm as a favorite old sweater."

-Michael Alan Goldberg - Seattle Weekly

"On 'Minus Tide' The Quit borrows from a hefty tradition of masking weighty material with deliciously upbeat melodies...The pull between lyrics and music Keeps your interest and adds a new layer each time you listen" 4 out 5 stars - 'Faster' - Single of the Month
- Seattle Sound Magazine - June 2008 - Seattle Sound Magazine


The Quit - Minus Tide (5/08)
The Quit - Self Titled EP (9/06)



The first 2 members of The Quit met at the turn of the century in a smoky dorm room in upstate New York. Flash forward to Seattle, add one tight rhythm section and an Indie pop band known as The Quit was born.

On May 6th 2008, The Quit released their first full-length album titled ‘Minus Tide’. Teaming with Engineer/Producer Scott Colburn (Arcade Fire, Animal Collective), the album was recorded at Gravel Voice Studios, a 100 year old church converted into Colburn’s home studio. The debut album’s 10 songs combine organic sounds with pop melodies and subtle sonic effects.

The Quit's debut album was placed on rotation on 90.3 KEXP and received regular airplay on 107.7 KNDD and 89.3 KAOS. In the June '08 issue of Seattle Sound Magazine, 'Minus Tide' received 4 out of 5 stars and the song 'Faster' was selected as the Single of the Month. The Quit also received positive press coverage and reviews from Seattle Weekly, the Wig Fits All Heads,, Caught In The Carousel, Seattle Power Pop, and 3 Imaginary Girls.

The Quit have honed their energetic live set playing throughout Seattle at venues such as The Showbox, Neumos, Crocodile Café, and The Comet, among others. They recently played Seattle Weekly's Reverb Festival and played the Georgetown Music Festival and Seattle Weekly’s Artopia Festival last year. Over the past 2½ years they have generated an enthusiastic, loyal fan base in the Seattle area.

The Quit has shared bills with The Femurs, PWRFL Power, The Dimes, and others. The Quit continues to play Seattle and the Northwest regularly and has a West Coast tour scheduled for September.

With the release of the album, The Quit look forward to touring and playing to as many people as possible.