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By the end of their career Unwound were whispering their disgruntled musings over sinewy guitar lines into a bucket of lo-fi, but they initially skewered a far more hardcore sound, screaming and yelping their baby nihilism over crashing instruments and repeated noise bulletins. Fake Train proves it and Numero Group have reissued this piece of pissy brilliance for proof. If you didn't know by now: there are classics at either end of this band's discography.
Another essential box from The Numero Group here, rounding off their Unwound series. Empire gives you the final two albums Challenge For A Civilised Society and Leaves Turn Inside You, the band's most crushing nihilistic documents -- both use sinewy guitar and a hands-off vocal approach that admits nobody's listening anymore. Comes with rarities and unreleased recordings and a 15,000 word essay. That smorgasbord is spread over four whole vinyl LPs, packaged in a serious sleeve.
In the totally worthy movement to canonise noise rockers Unwound, two boxsets have been made compiling their records with unreleased material, essays and loving information on the underground band everyone nearly forgot about. 'No Energy' is the third in this series, and it brings together their mid 90s era in one bundle: both 'The Future of What' and 'Repetition' are here for listening, along with live tracks and some lovely pictures.
New Plastic Ideas was the third album by Olympia, Washington’s post-hardcore noise-rockers Unwound. It was originally released in 1994 on the classic Kill Rock Stars label. The guitar-bass-drums soar with hair-raising speed and indefatigable pounding all served up at the odd angles that were de rigueur back in them there ‘90s. Reissue LP on Numero Group.
- Vinyl LP (NUM1292LP)
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I swear this already got reissued and I wrote a bunch of words about it but whatever. This is an absolute classic of noise rock and it's from the architects of the genre, Unwound. After years spent hacking away on harsher arrangements and disquieting volumes, Unwound realised no one cared about their racket and started writing quieter, more sinewy material in which frontman Justin Trosper mumbled nihilist missives. One of the tracks on this one is called "Who Cares" and that about sums it up, except for that Leaves Turn Inside You is now considered an absolute classic and beloved all over. This is the missing link between The Dead C and Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
- Vinyl Double LP (NUM1296LP)