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Rigor Mortis

by Wussy

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"Superb...Imagine a Yo La Tengo too tight to get cute or far out dispensing a Velvet Underground derivative fluent enough to warm the erctile tissue of anyone with a thing for guitar drones." Robert Christgau - Rolling Stone

On the heels of the much lauded second full length, Left for Dead (see reviews below), Wussy returns with their new Rigor Mortis ep. Former Ass Ponys' frontman Chuck Cleaver continues to step away from his past incarnation & continue to create something wholely new along with co-writer & vocalist, Lisa Walker. Production duties again fell on the shoulders of John Curley (Afghan Whigs) who managed to somehow balance all the parts of Wussy as equals: From swampy-Americana to Velvet Underground infused with a folk to bedroom-produced pop-jems.

Rigor Mortis EP features 2 cuts from Left for Dead, 2 new songs from the band & a handful of live cuts from an in-studio set at WOXY. Its again filled with the lyrical style that became commonplace on the first two releases where thoughts & emotions are cut-to-the-bone and worn on the sleeve. And again, through it all, Wussy makes the average, mundane life seem remarkable. Isn't that life?


released March 1, 2012


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Wussy Cincinnati, Ohio

Wussy are an American five-piece fronted by songwriters Chuck Cleaver and Lisa Walker & backed by Mark Messerly, Joe Klug & John Erhardt. Bridging the gap between The Band & Sonic Youth, Wussy continue in the tradition of bands with multiple writers & singers. Cleaver & Walker offer radically different perspectives that blend in seamless fashion – usually blanketed inside layers of noise. ... more

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