Premieres

Video: 'Nomenclature' (Seedy Seeds Cover) by Wussy News

Wussy Duo – “Nomenclature” (2011) / Video assembled by Lisa Walker in 2012

Chuck and Lisa (with help from John Curley) covered a Seedy Seeds song for the electronic group’s Verb Noun companion album. This track was later remastered and released on Wussy’s Getting Better Record Store Day EP for Damnably Records in 2018.

Single: 'Ceremony' (Stereogum Premiere) by Wussy News

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Stereogum premiered Wussy’s Record Store Day cover of “Ceremony” (Joy Division / New Order) on April 6, with a streaming link, as well as a list of 2016 tour dates. Stream it here: Wussy – “Ceremony” (New Order Cover) (Stereogum Premiere).

“They’ve covered New Order’s seminal new wave track ‘Ceremony’, making it their own without betraying the essence of the original.” - Chris DeVille, Stereogum

Video: 'She's Killed Hundreds' (AV Club Premiere) by Wussy News

AV Club Premiere of “She’s Killed Hundreds”

Wussy’s video for their single “She’s Killed Hundreds” (directed by Rich Tarbell) was premiered today via the AV Club, who had this to say about the track:

Cincinnati’s Wussy has always blurred the line between alt-country and straight-ahead rock, but on its sixth album, Forever Sounds, the band has found a new way to make the amalgam pop. The A.V. Club is premiering the video for “She’s Killed Hundreds,” a song that sees Wussy embrace swirling, psych-rock riffs that expand outward seemingly without end. The video plays off the song’s themes, as an unnamed spy leaves leaves nothing but destruction in her wake.

Speaking of the song’s themes , Lisa Walker said:

“Lyrics on this one are courtesy of Chuck. We never entirely know what he’s writing about, and half the time, he doesn’t either! He played this song for the band – plus “Hello, I’m a Ghost” – after we’d essentially finished the record and packed up. Needless to say, we were blown away, so it was worth setting up in the studio all over again to capture these two amazing tracks. John Erhardt and I also get to play dueling lead guitars, which is supremely fun. For me, this one has always had a bit of a Pixies meets Guided by Voices vibe. In other words, Ohio to its core.”

Read more at AV Club

Paste’s Coverage of “She’s Killed Hundreds”:

Wussy’s audience seems to be made up entirely of rock critics. You rarely meet mainstream fans of the Cincinnati band, but if Robert Christgau wants to get coffee we wouldn’t be opposed.

Despite their relative obscurity, Wussy is a criminally underrated alt-country outfit whose sixth studio album, Forever Sounds, came out today on Shake It Records along with a music video for single “She’s Killed Hundreds.” The video features two secret agents playing a game of cat-and-mouse ala Mad magazine’s “Spy vs. Spy” comics.

Read more at Paste

About the Video

Directed by Rich Tarbell and Brian Wimer.
Edited by Rich Tarbell with color correction by David Ariew.
Produced with Scott Vieth, Club 603, Baltimore MD.
From the album Forever Sounds.

Listen to the Full Album Stream of 'Forever Sounds' (Noisey Premiere) by Wussy News

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Check out Noisey’s coverage and full album stream of Wussy’s Forever Sounds here:

“If you’re not familiar with the fuzzy dream pop psych of Cincinnati’s Wussy, you’re in for a treat. The band’s been around for a bit—getting its start way back in 2001—and has established itself as a staple of Midwestern rock over the last decade. Below, Noisey is happy to premiere the latest record from Wussy called Forever Sounds, which might just be their most complete work yet.” – Noisey

PREMIERE: Stream Wussy's 'Forever Sounds' and Get Joyfully Midwestern Miserable

Video: 'Dropping Houses' (Stereogum Premiere) by Wussy News

Wussy’s official video for single “Dropping Houses” launched today via Stereogum, who had this to say about the track:

On “Dropping Houses,” Ohio rockers Wussy applied their unique blend of Midwest roots-rock and gauzy melodic swirl to a story about being inside a house carried away by a tornado. I loved how singer-guitarist Lisa Walker explained the aesthetic: “Our dorky dual fandom of ’90s shoegaze + tom petty has fully surfaced and become a really singable wall of noise.” And I furthermore enjoy what director Scott Fredette has done with the visuals, turning a simple performance video into something ominous and flashy via a black background and colorful bursts of light. Watch below. – Chris DeVille / Stereogum

About the Video

From the album Forever Sounds, out 3/4/16 on Shake It/Damnably.

Director: Scott Fredette
Director of Photography: John Erhardt
Design/Animation: Dan Olszewski
Editor: Brad Grawe
Camera Assistant: Roger Holliday
Grip: Jake Kneuven
Grip: Charlie Glassman
Grip: Geoff Halpin
Camera Car Driver: David Hug
Grip/Lighting equipment: Midwest Grip and Lighting
Camera equipment: The Camera Dept.