Imaad Wasif / The Voidist
Imaad Wasif is a rock musician who came of age in the Coachella Valley of the 1990s. Wasif kept his sound stripped down in his revered indie rock outfits Lowercase and Alaska! During these early years, he also played live and in the studio with Lou Barlow s Folk Implosion. In 2006 Kill Rock Stars released Wasif s self-titled solo debut, an acoustic psych gem which had a lean, hushed intensity. Around the same time he was enlisted as a touring guitarist and opening act for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Wasif then self-released Strange Hexes in March 2008, which was recorded with his band Two Part Beast (Bobb Bruno and Adam Garcia) and will be re-released by Tee Pee Records in 2010. On October 13th Tee Pee will release Imaad Wasif's latest opus, The Voidist, recorded again with the help of Two Part Beast. The album features guests Dale Crover (Melvins) and Greg Burns (Red Sparowes), and was recorded by Chad Bamford (Weezer) with additional recordings by Mathias Schneeberger (The Obsessed, Gutter Twins). Having gained a reputation for his intense live shows while opening for RTX, The Raconteurs, Neko Case, Arthur Lee s Love and Sebadoh, Wasif has plans for an extensive tour in the fall of 2009. Imaad Wasif can also be found playing guitar on Little Shadow from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs latest album It s Blitz!, and Lou Barlow s forthcoming solo album, Goodnight Unknown. His collaboration with Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Bradford Cox (Deerhunter), and Little Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs, Dead Weather) on the score for the Spike Jonze directed film adaptation of Where The Wild Things Are hits theaters in October.