Wussy Announce Sixth Album ‘Forever Sounds’ and Share New Track, ‘Dropping Houses’

Wussy Announce Sixth Album ‘Forever Sounds’ and Share New Track, ‘Dropping Houses’ via SPIN Magazine

“America’s best songwriting band might now be among its best soundscaping ones” – SPIN
“It’s a swaggering, bleary, distorted churn topped off by another virtuoso vocal duet from Walker and Cleaver.” – Stereogum
Wussy’s sixth LP is bleaker and more difficult than its predecessor, 2014’s tentatively anthemic Attica!. The album is full of darkly valiant shoegaze, music that is cozy enough to hibernate under. – Pitchfork

DroppingHouses2507″ Vinyl/Digital single from Cincinnati’s Wussy
Released on Shake It (US) / Damnably (UK) – January 29th 2016.

Formed on a dare in 2001, Cincinnati’s Wussy is at the forefront of New Midwestern Psychedelia. Following the release of their cult classic debut in 2005, “to certain fans of Lucinda Williams, Crazy Horse, Mekons and R.E.M., Wussy became the best band in America almost instantaneously with…Funeral Dress” (SPIN). Heralded by critics for both their songwriting and varied sonic palette, the five-piece is pleased to announce their sixth full-length Forever Sounds, due out March 4 via Shake It Records & Damnably (UK/Europe). Dubbed by SPIN as “their most challenging and densely textured to date”, the new album finds Wussy crafting raw and melodic material, exploring such themes as hauntings, false prophets, aliens, and The Big Lebowski all blanketed inside layers of noise. In anticipation for the release, Wussy has revealed the first track “Dropping Houses” on SPIN. The single will be available for download via Bandcamp and in a limited run of 7” vinyl starting January 29.

“to certain fans of Lucinda WilliamsCrazy HorseMekons and R.E.M., Wussy became the best band in America almost instantaneously with…Funeral Dress” (Dan Weiss / SPIN)

Made up of Chuck Cleaver (Ass Ponys), Lisa Walker, Mark Messerly, Joe Klug, and John Erhardt, Wussy has truly come into their own on the new album. Following the band’s first US TV appearance on CBS in 2014 and increased critical acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork and SPIN, they headed to the studio to record Forever Sounds with renewed vigor. John Hoffman and Jerri Queen (both of Vacation), along with John Curley (Afghan Whigs) at Curley’s Ultrasuede Studios, the new team and location enabled the band to take more chances and create the sound they had always been reaching for. While their pop sensibilities remain intact, the mix and instrumentation are more reminiscent of the band’s noise-heavy live shows. The album’s ten tracks are full of hope, determination, heartbreak, deception, aliens, the supernatural, the everyday, friendship, love and second chances.

“Dropping Houses” is the first track from Wussy’s sixth LP Forever Sounds. The vinyl / digital single of “Dropping Houses”,  also features a non-album B-Side, “Folk Night at Fucky’s”. The album has already received high praise from SPIN, Stereogum, Pitchfork, Paste, AV Club, Noisey, NPR, BBC and more.

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2016 Tour Dates

2/18 – Seattle, WA at The Funhouse (El Corazon)
2/19 – Seattle, WA at Sonic Boom Records
2/20 – Portland, OR at Dante’s
2/27 – Cincinnati, OH at The Woodward Theater
3/4 – New York, NY at Webster Hall
3/5 – Baltimore, MD at Club 603
3/11 – Chicago, IL at Red Line Tap
3/12 – Chicago, IL at Red Line Tap
3/29 – Washington, DC at TBC
3/30 – Brooklyn/Queens, NY at Trans-Pecos
3/31 – Philadelphia, PA at MilkBoy
4/2 – Boston, MA at Midway Cafe
4/28 – Manchester, UK at The Castle
4/30 – Cardiff, UK at The Full Moon
5/1 – London, UK at Walpurgis Nacht Festival
5/3 – Leicester, UK at The Musician
5/5 – Brighton, UK at The Hope and Ruin
6/8 – St. Louis at TBC
6/14 – Los Angeles, CA at Silverlake Lounge
6/15 – San Francisco, CA at Elbo Room
6/18 – Seattle WA at El Corazon
6/20 – Boise, ID at TBC
6/24 – Chicago, IL at Empty Bottle
6/25 – Minneapolis, MN at Icehouse

Forever Sounds Track List

  1. “Dropping Houses”
  2. “She’s Killed Hundreds”
  3. “Donny’s Death Scene”
  4. “Gone”
  5. “Hello, I’m a Ghost”
  6. “Hand of God”
  7. “Sidewalk Sale”
  8. “Better Days”
  9. “Majestic-12”
  10. “My Parade”

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