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Hot Shit This Portland, Ore., duo was doing the two-piece divorce-rock thing before the White Stripes made it MTV News-worthy. On their sixth CD, multi...Hot ShitRock This Portland, Ore., duo was doing the two-piece divorce-rock thing before the White Stripes made it MTV News-worthy. On their sixth CD, multi...2003-09-19

Hot Shit

Genre: Rock; Producer (group): Touch and Go; Status: In Season

This Portland, Ore., duo was doing the two-piece divorce-rock thing before the White Stripes made it MTV News-worthy. On their sixth CD, multi-instrumentalist Sam Coomes’ wounded falsetto and Sleater-Kinney thumper Janet Weiss’ punk insistence surge confidently from slacker regret (”Seven Years Gone”) to pointed Bush-bashing (”White Devil’s Dream”). Its moodiness is bolstered by Beatlesque shimmer, orchestral swell, and warm electronic blurt. Though things can get a bit maudlin, Quasi’s tough-love hipster blues have a raw, lived-in charm.

Originally posted September 19 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT

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