Free Music! Wounded Lion - "Creatures in the Cave"

File Under: Retro Pop
Wounded Lion is a scrappy pop formation with more layers than one might think. The LA-based quintet artfully blends crunchy guitar chug and caveman thud with buoyant pop melody and deceptively simple lyrics, uncovering wonky pop gems along the way. The songs hint at melancholy but simultaneously offer infectious choruses and exuberant grooves. The resulting sound is fresh, despite celebrating everything from the Velvets to The Clean, with some CCR thrown in for good measure.

Their debut eponymous record will be out April 27.