About Left for Dead
With 2005′s country-fried debut, Funeral Dress, Wussy arrived just as quietly as Chuck Cleaver’s previous band, ’90s shoulda-beens Ass Ponys, exited. Cleaver’s predilection for black humor and white trash remained, and he packed a secret weapon in co-conspirator Lisa Walker. On this more assured follow-up, Cleaver largely cedes the spotlight to Walker, but the best moments come when his warbly falsetto mixes with her bruised alto. “Sun Giant Says Hey” is jubilant, while “What’s-His-Name” sounds as peppy as it does bilious (read: very). Meanwhile, Walker’s star turn on “Tiny Spiders” manages to be haunting and exalting at the same time. (Steve Kandell, SPIN)

Press for Left for Dead
“Superb…imagine a Yo La Tengo too tight to get cute or far out dispensing a Velvet Underground derivative fluent enough to warm the erectile tissue of anyone with a thing for guitar drones.” ★★★★☆  – Robert Christgau, Rolling Stone

“Haunting and exalting…Leavening darkly romantic dysfunction with a little good old-fashioned sex appeal”  8/10 – SPIN

“Alive with the gritty, imperfect glow and wry humor of coed combos X and the Mekons.” – Magnet

“Twangy, occasionally countrified, sometimes noisy, indie pop par excellence.” – Crawdaddy

“Velvet Underground-inspired distortion and drone, with the ragged melodic sensibilities of The Replacements and country charm of The Flying Burrito Brothers.” – Goldmine

“Rural dystopia, recalling everything from the drone of Scrawl to the sexual high drama of the Afghan Whigs.” – Boston Phoenix