The press passes judgement.
Got a Terrible Secret CD
A dramatic dissection of self at home on any Slint record it's
really that good... Al Ritchie, Rockpile »
Pound WI have morphed into an entirely different entity after abandoning
the stop-start assault they'd inherited from Chicago noise-rock heroes
Big Black and Tar... Tom Laskin, The Isthmus »
One of the finest local albums I've heard to date... Kaya
Richmond, The Badger Herald »
11 tracks of pure noisy rock... Ontario Music »
Throwing Nickels: A CCR Tribute
I never cared much for "Lodi." Pound WI made me look again...
River Rising, CCR mailing list »
Enriching their earlier Big Black style wtih vocal hooks and more controlled
Tom Laskin, Isthmus »
Amazing overlapping guitar noise... AAM Sunday Service »
Perseverance in the Face of
The band has evolved nicely during the last few years, going from Shellac-influenced
dirges to more angular and thoughtful songs, similar to what Unwound has
gone through. A very nice next step for one of Wisconsin's brightest hopes...
Mid-distorted guitars build up to what eventually sounds like all of the
guitars literally shaving the distortion off of each other...
10 Things »
This trio dishes out AmRep-style ferocity by keeping a tight grip on all
things distorted... Magnet »
Before power for power's sake was the main thrust, here the outbursts
are more controlled and calculated... Aiding & Abetting »
Pound WI demonstrate both their emulation of bands like Unwound and Slint
as well as their ability to create sounds that are wholly their own...
Badger Herald »
They have been saying that this is a lot like Shellac...
Punk Planet »
Shut 'er down, Clancy. She's
pumpin' mud... CD
Introspective, provocative indie-rock that rocks mightily but isn't afraid
to whisper... The Razor List »
Not-quite-emo and not-quite-noise-rock... 10 Things »
The venerable Madison band is about more than just laying down heavy riffs
and foot-stomping choruses... Rhythm »
Pound WI spend more time concentrating on subtle textures and truly interactive
ensemble work... Tom Laskin, Isthmus »
This is rock action as rock action should be, with tons o' staying power...
Etch Magazine »
Loud, distorted and complex guitar work... Maximum Ink »
Totally intriguing it's hard, it's soft, it's thick, it dwindles...
The niftiest guitar feedback since Gang Of Four's "To Hell With Poverty"...
Jim Santo's Demo Universe »
Chicagoland heaviness via Madison, Wisconsin... Etch Magazine
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