Jale's utterly infectious So Wound is a manic pop thrill, a superb collection of sweet-and-sour songs laced with wit, intelligence and poignancy. Crisply produced by Brad Wood, the record's 14 tracks (13 listed, one bonus) are fresh and sassy, combining the sweet harmonies and gleaming songcraft of the girl-group era with post-punk attitude and edge; while each song is a gem, the chiming "All Ready," the buzzing "Ali" and the snotty "Over You" are standouts.
Eve Hartling: guitar, vocals
Jennifer Pierce: guitar, vocals
Laura Stein: bass, vocals
Mike Belitsky: drums, vocals
Additional personnel: Chick Wolverton: vocals, Ebow, marimba, percussion
Recorded at Idful Studios, Chicago, Illinois in November 1995
Photographer: Charles Peterson