Album, 2009 / Shake It Records
Available Formats: LP, CD, Download

Track Listing

Side A

  1. Little Paper Birds
  2. Gone Missing
  3. Happiness Bleeds
  4. Muscle Cars
  5. Scream and Scream Again
  6. All the Bugs Are Growing

Side B

  1. Dreadful Sorry
  2. Magic Words
  3. This Will Not End Well
  4. Maglite
  5. Death by Misadventure
  6. Las Vegas

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“Not a weak track on this album.” ★★★★☆ – Rolling Stone

“A concept album propelled forward by the band’s buzz saw guitar riffs..” – Ken Tucker, Fresh Air NPR

“Happiness Bleeds” – NPR Song of the Day

“For exposing ordinary life’s flaming weirdness, you can’t beat the shabby folk rock on this witty third album.. messy, seething passions in all their juicy splendor.” 8/10 – Spin

“This is as brutal a relationship album as Richard & Linda Thompson’s Shoot Out the Lights… their country-drone guitars and locked-in rhythm section never give up..” – Robert Christgau, MSN Consumer Guide

“Few bands since the Velvet-steeped heyday of the Feelies, Yo La Tengo and R.E.M. have abandoned themselves so completely to the ebbing, flowing currents of keening, droning guitars.” – Washington Post

“Recalling a roll call of adventurous boy/girl-styled indie bands – Yo La Tengo, Handsome Family, X – Wussy draws on plenty of yin/yang sexual and existential tension, a charmingly shambling, rough-hewn sound” – Uncut

“There’s no humble way to sell one of the best bands in the world, so I won’t lowball it: Inside the basic-on-paper four-piece framework that is the Cincinnati rock band Wussy, you’ll experience marital intensity like peak X, amplifier squall like great Crazy Horse, and oddball folklore panoramas like early R.E.M.” –  Village Voice

Best of 2009

KEXP Song of the Day: “Muscle Cars”
#10: Robert Christgau’s Dean’s List – Best Albums of 2009
#107: Village Voice Pazz + Jop Poll (Overall)

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