Alaska! is an indie rock trio from the United States. The members of the band are Russell Pollard (formerly of Sebadoh and Folk Implosion), Imaad Wasif (formerly of Folk Implosion) and Lesley Ishino (formerly of the Red Aunts). Imaad Wasif was touring with Lowercase when he met Russell Pollard in 1999. Pollard was playing with Sebadoh at the time, and the two became fast friends. Within a year, Pollard and Wasif left their respective bands and recovened in San Francisco to form Alaska. The duo derived an icy cool, layered indie rock sound.