Boomkat Product Review:
LA-based garagey power-pop outfit Wounded Lion follow singles for Gilongo and In The Red with a no-nonsense, clean and crisp full-length. "Inspired by The Velvets, The Cramps, The Clean and The Vaselines (as well as Credence Clearwater Revival and Kleenex), Wounded Lion is regularly seen at Los Angeles haunts such as Mr. T s Bowl, The Smell, The Scene and Spaceland. Their hum-inducing, toe-tapping tunes wiggle their way into your brain and have you singing their choruses at the grocery store or waiting in line at the DMV.The band s formula is relatively simple: shambling, alternately silly and poignant songs that bend and twist timeless pop hooks. The bass and guitars belch out raw distortion, lending the music a primi-tive quality, but a whimsical sensibility elevates the abrasiveness to a jubilant level. Wounded Lion writes pop songs that celebrate the unrefined, dispensing with ego and tapping into the primal areas of the brain. The LA-based quintet slams down the perfect prescription for your raw pop addiction with heavily contagious songs that break down the sophisticated strut of rock n roll s simplest parts. It s hard to dissect their exact frame of influence, but with severely effective songwrit-ing such as this, it really comes secondary, and you ll soon see how a bleak environment can pull the best creativity out of a sterile gutter and come out with a handful of winners."