WOUNDED LION: Self-titled: CD

Art + punk, as seen through the lens of early Talking Heads and Velvet Underground (plus a tiny bit of the Muppets). Wounded Lion are pleasantly minimal, sparse, androgynous, mid-paced, and jangly. They’re also secretly funny. The pretension and self-absorption that often goes with this style of music is replaced by a nice dose of humor. If David Byrne or Lou Reed singing about the Degobah System (where Yoda’s from) or Crünchy Stars (most likely an ode to the Swedish Chef’s short-lived Cröonchy Stars cereal (while avoiding a lawsuit)) sounds like a fun time to you, I roundly endorse Wounded Lion. Super solid stuff.

 –todd (In The Red)