As it goes with many bands that split up well before they should have, the New York based hardcore band Quicksand is one of those bands that got a ton of recognition only after their late 1995 breakup. At the time, the band was starting to break with their album, “Manic Compression”. But with the growing fame, inner turmoil within the band was too much and the band called it a day. The band unsuccessfully tried to comeback a few years later and almost had a full album completed when old drama boiled to the surface again and the album was shelved.
Fast forward almost 13 years, and while the band members kept busy with their various projects- fans were clamoring for a reunion. Fans in California got their wish as the band made their return last summer and teased fans at the idea of more dates. Well, the fans of the band that don’t reside on either coast will finally get their chance to see Quicksand in the band’s first U.S. tour in 15 years.
It’s also guaranteed that the majority of the fans who hit any of the tour dates will be seeing the band for the first time and will get a taste of the band’s intensely introspective sound. For newcomers, get well versed on the band’s two albums, “Slip” and “Manic Compression” for a taste of their Fugazi meets Tool sound- which may be a gross oversimplification of their music- but at least it gives some of the newcomers an idea what to expect.
Quicksand has dates running through the end of January, but Detroit fans will be one of the first to see the reunion tour as the fourth show on the tour hits St. Andrew’s Hall on Friday, January 11th. So if it’s your first time, or if you’ve seen them multiple times- Quicksand plan to bring that calculated rage to Detroit very soon.