In 2000, Dischord records signed two unique new bands that both embodied the sound of their forefathers while pushing the boundaries of Dischord-style rock to new arenas.
Q and Not U, formed from ex-members of Elusive, John Davis, Harris Klahr and Chris Richards, were the more straightforward and enigmatic of the two (Faraquet being only slightly on the more technical end). Their full-length debut, No Kill No Beep Beep, proved their ability to write complex yet catchy rock songs with quite a bit of repeat value. Through extensive touring, they began to cement a die-hard fan base with their live shows characterized by wild and upbeat good times for all. In early 2002, bassist Matt Borlik left the band for artistic reasons. They continued without him as a three-piece and released the slightly more offbeat single "On Play Patterns" later that year. Q and Not U didn't waste much time; tour dates planned for North America, Europe and Japan coincided the band's third Ian MacKaye-produced full-length, Different Damage into early 2003. Power appeared in fall 2004. ~ Blake Butler, Rovi