Based in Portland Oregon, indie popsters Quasi are the ex-husband and wife team of guitarist and singer Sam Coombes and drummer Janet Weiss. The pair first got together in the obscure but magnificently-named Motorgoat, releasing a solitary single in 1993. They didn't follow it up until 1996's 'Early Recordings' album, after which Weiss joined Sleater Kinney for a period and Coobes busied himself working with Built To Spill and Elliot Smith's band. The first real Quasi album arrived in 1996 as 'R&B Transmogrification' and subsequent works include 'Featuring Birds' (1998), Field Studies (1999) and The Sword Of God (2001), by which time they had moved to noted US indie label Touch And Go. Their most recent work to date is the wryly-humorous 'Hot Sh*t!' from 2003, a bitingly political but witty response to post 9/11 hysteria.