Compilation, 2012 / Damnably Records
Available Formats: CD

Track Listing

  1. Maglite
  2. Airborne
  3. Pulverized
  4. Vivian Girls
  5. Asteroids
  6. Pizza King
  7. Bought It Again
  8. Jonah
  9. Death By Misadventure
  10. Motorcycle
  11. Funeral Dress
  12. Muscle Cars
  13. Grand Champion Steer
  14. Crooked
  15. Magic Words
  16. Soak It Up
  17. Little Miami

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Words by Cleaver/ Walker / Messerly. Music by Wussy. Songs originally appeared on Funeral Dress, Left for Dead, Wussy, and Strawberry.

Reviews of Buckeye

“Earlier in 2012, esteemed American music journalist Robert Christgau – one of the first professional music writers – pronounced that Wussy “have been the best band in America since they released the first of their five superb albums in 2005.” It’s about as superlative as praise can be, and a good hook for Buckeye, the Cincinnati band’s first official release outside of their homeland. Comprising material from those “five superb albums” – four studio records and an acoustic reworking of their debut, Funeral Dress – Buckeye condenses Wussy’s career to date down to just 60 minutes and 17 non-chronological tracks. It’s an easily digestible and enticing entry point into the band, revealing the core foundations of the band and the consistency of their music they’ve made since forming in 2001. Centred around the songwriting skills of Chuck Cleaver and Lisa Walker – both of whom take turns to write and sing these songs – the band’s music harks back to the 90s heyday of US alt-rock, taking in influences such as R.E.M., The Mekons, Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo the blissful shoegaze of Galaxie 500 and more besides.” (read more) – BBC

“The first nine of the seventeen songs on offer here are actually flawless: memorable tracks seem to come by the bucketload, and after the first play of each you could easily be convinced that they’ve been with you forever.” (read more) ★★★★★ – Artrocker

“Cincinnati’s Wussy falls under the category of a “Best Band You’ve Never Heard Of” but should make it your business to get acquainted with.. Suggesting only 3 standout tracks from this collection of 17 is a near impossible task.” – Blurt (8/10)

“An inexplicably secret history for a band deserving widespread laudation” – The Skinny ★★★★☆

“Dual vocals that find a novel way to attack subjects tried and tested”  – The Guardian ★★★☆☆