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-instrumentalist Sam Coomes'… 2003-09-09 Quasi Rock
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Hot Shit (2003)

Details Release Date: Sep 09, 2003; Lead Performance: Quasi; Genre: Rock

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 Sep 19, 2003 Published in issue #729 Sep 19, 2003 Order article reprints