Books

Feature: 'The Many Reasons to Love Wussy' by Robert Christgau by Lisa Walker

Rock critic Robert Christgau published a feature in the Barnes & Noble Review (March 6, 2012) titled The Many Reasons to Love Wussy, saying:

“Wussy have been the best band in America since they released the first of their five superb albums in 2005, only nobody knows it except me and my friends. I’m oversimplifying, of course. Wussy are a moderately big deal in their unhip Cincinnati hometown, and in part because so many of my friends are rock critics, their 2011 Strawberry finished 109th in the 2011 Pazz & Jop Critics’ Poll — not bad for a band never once mentioned in Pitchfork. (Ever.) Nevertheless, they remain dishearteningly obscure.” - Robert Christgau

Read the full feature here.

Update: This piece was later published in Christgau’s October 2018 anthology titled Is It Still Good to Ya?: Fifty Years of Rock Criticism, 1967-2017 (Duke University Press).

Photo: Michael Kearns

Photo: Michael Kearns

Lisa Walker Interview Included in New Book About Coen Brothers by Wussy News

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We are pleased to announce that an interview with Wussy’s Lisa Walker is featured in Adam Nayman’s gorgeous new hardcover book The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together. Other interviewees include frequent Coen collaborators such as Carter Burwell and Roger Deakins! 🎳

“.. film critic Adam Nayman carefully sifts through [the Coens’] complex cinematic universe in an effort to plot, as he puts it, ‘some Grand Unified Theory of Coen-ness’. The book combines critical text—biography, close film analysis, and enlightening interviews with key Coen collaborators—with a visual aesthetic that honors the Coens’ singular mix of darkness and levity. Featuring film stills, beautiful and evocative illustrations, punchy infographics, and hard insight, this book will be the definitive exploration of the Coen brothers’ oeuvre.”

In the interview, Walker discusses how The Big Lebowski, and Donny’s character in particular, inspired her to write Forever Sounds’ soaring anthem “Donny’s Death Scene”.

Read more about it from Abrams books.

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