Quasar Wut-Wut

Chicago's #3 Band

The Official(ly) Crappy Site of Chicago's #3 Band

In the summer of 1989, a 14-year-old Matt Schwarz asked his friend Brent Sulek to join him for a 4-track recording of a song he had penned that morning. By evening they had assembled 13 kids from the local high school orchestra to play french horns, trombones, piccolos, sax, and violins in Matt's parent's living room. They were striving for the baroque grandness of Sgt. Pepper, but ended up with something far more shambolic and freewheeling. It was a joyful mess and it set the stage for the many recordings to come, with Jordan Frank joining on bass in 1994 and then Tom Giers later on drums (after a small number of long-serving drummers) to complete the core membership that holds to this day.

In the 30 years since those early fumbling days, Quasar Wut-Wut have holed up in bedrooms, storage closets, and basements to get away from the outside world and get lost in the process together. Longtime best friends, they relish the fitfully productive hours spent in the safety of their own Coupon Studios in Chicago. Through endless tinkering and tormenting over the smallest of details to the point of madness, each of their albums have become a trip down the rabbit hole with the band disappearing for years at a time to piece together their own strange idea of what pop music can be.