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Indie rockers Quix*o*tic hail from Washington, D.C., and formed originally in 1997. Comprised of members Christina Billotte (guitar, vocals, drums), Mira Billotte (drums, vocals, guitar), and Brendan Majewski (bass, vocals, drums), some of its members hailed from previous alt-rock outfits, with Christina being a member of both Autoclave and Slant 6. In 2001, Majewski bowed out of the group, and was replaced by Mick Barr (formerly of Orthrelm). Quix*o*tic has toured with (and made admirers out of) such renowned groups as Sonic Youth, Papa M, Blonde Redhead, Fugazi, and the Rapture, since their inception, and have issued several releases thus far, including the 1998 debut single "Heliotrope," plus the full-lengths Night for Day and Mortal Mirror. The latter release was their first for the renowned independent label Kill Rock Stars, and showed the group's wide range of influences by their selection of cover songs -- Black Sabbath's "Lord of this World," Aaron Neville's "Tell It Like It Is," and a track that directly quotes Syd Barrett's "Love You" (called "Ice Cream Sundae").
Quix*o*tic was a rock band active from 1997 to 2002 in the area of Washington, D.C., United States. They were known for their blend of R&B and doo wop with a creepy Gothic vibe.
Quix*o*tic formed in 1997. The original line-up was guitarist/vocalist Christina Billotte, drummer/vocalist Mira Billotte, and bassist/vocalist Brendan Majewski. Majewski left in 2001 and was replaced by Mick Barr. The band broke up in 2003 with Mira moving to NYC to form White Magic.
The band was well received and opened for Fugazi at their last U.S. show to date on July 1, 2002 at Fort Reno Park in Washington, D.C.. The group also toured with Papa M, Will Oldham, and extensively with Sonic Youth.
The band played the Sonic Youth-curated All Tomorrow's Parties Festival in Los Angeles in March 2002.
A single, Heliotrope, was released on their own Ixor Stix label in 1998. This was followed by their album Night for Day (also on Ixor Stix), which featured a cover of The Miracles 1962 song "What's So Good About Goodbye." The second album, Mortal Mirror, was released on the Kill Rock Stars label in 2002 with covers of Aaron Neville's "Tell It Like It Is", Billy Stewart's "Sitting in the Park" and Black Sabbath's "Lord of This World".
Quix*o*tic should not be confused with Quixotic - an unrelated electronica band formed in NYC in 2005.
Bassist Brendan Majewski committed suicide in 2011.