The Cincinnati five piece, whom Robert Christgau famously called “the best band in America,” was in the area recently supporting their latest album “Forever Sounds” and have taped a six song live session that shall debut Wednesday night.
For the horizon-looming Record Store Day, Wussy will also release a brand new two song single, including the lovely New Order cover embedded below.
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Not convinced you should tune in? Seriously? Perhaps these quotes will do the trick:
“To certain fans of Lucinda Williams, Crazy Horse, Mekons and R.E.M., Wussy became the best band in America almost instantaneously with the launch of their cult classic debut, Funeral Dress, in 2005…The Cincinnati quintet’s upcoming sixth album, Forever Sounds (out March 4 via Damnably/Shake It Records) is their most challenging and densely textured to date…America’s best songwriting band might now be among its best soundscaping ones” – SPIN
“As a member of Cincinnati’s underrated alternative-nation outfit the Ass Ponys, Chuck Cleaver was already an Ohio rock hero when he and Lisa Walker started Wussy about a decade ago. The latter band is now a cult favorite in its own right; from the first track on their first album, Walker and Cleaver have consistently conjured raw, mesmerizing vocal duets over straightforward rock ‘n’ roll that always seems to find new feelings in old sounds. They’re back this year with their sixth LP, Forever Sounds, and lead single “Dropping Houses” dropped yesterday. It’s a swaggering, bleary, distorted churn topped off by another virtuoso vocal duet from Walker and Cleaver.” – Stereogum
Don’t miss Wussy live on WPRB come Wednesday night!