Boxset #4

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Pre-order the last set in our re-issue series. It will include the last two Unwound records (Challenge for a Civilized Society and Leave Turn Inside You) plus a bunch more stuff. It is called "Empire."



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Howdy folks,

Just a head's up on the site. We aren't being very active with the archive now. There's still stuff to add but currently we are busy with our lives. No need to live in the past! Check the "Now" page for links to what we are doing these days, including new recordings and performances from our current projects. We still post on social media so you can follow us there too.

Thanks again for checking out the site. 

Survival Knife album announced

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The Survival Knife record is on the way. It's called Loose Power. It will be released April 29 on Glacial Pace Recordings from Portland. They will be playing a handful of shows in May. More news to follow! (Get used to it....)

Here is a song preview:

Fell Runner


KID IS GONE T-shirts available now

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OK, we now have the KID IS GONE t-shirt up for sale!! This is from an original design we used on tour from the early 90's. It is actually a bit different than the bootlegs other people have been ripping off for years. So there!



Pre-order the Kid Is Gone boxset

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Numero is taking pre-orders for the first in our series of four reissue boxsets: 


There will be 1000 sets with a bonus LP featuring a ripping show in 2001 with Brandt behind the drumkit.  In our opinion, it is one of the best live recordings of Unwound. Original art by Olympia artist Christopher Ross.

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Art by Christopher Ross.

Coming soon...

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From Pitchfork:

Earlier this year, obscurities and reissues label the Numero Group announced their plans to reissue the complete recordings of the Washington State post-hardcore act Unwound. Today, they've detailed the first box set in the reissue campaign. Kid Is Gone is a triple LP that collects the band's output from 1991-1992. It's out September 6.

Included in the compilation's 34 tracks are Unwound's 1992 self-titled debut album, plus demos, singles, radio sessions, and more.

Numero also plans to reissue 1993's Fake Train, 1994's New Plastic Ideas, 1995's The Future of What, 1996's Repetition, 1998's Challenge for a Civilized Society, and 2001's Leaves Turn Inside You.

Unwound: The Untold Story

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Here is the full interview from issue 4 of Maura Magazine. We tell the story of our end days. 



by Brad Cohan

Tumwater, Washington, might not have turned out as much legendary music as Evergreen State cities like Seattle or Olympia, but it did birth two pioneers of sonic bludgeoning: The sludge-ripping Melvins disciples KARP and DIY art-punk heroes Unwound.

A decade or so after each of those bands melted down, both trios have more or less escaped M.I.A. status. KARP stars in the awesome yet tragic documentary on record and the tour circuit throughout the ’90s—have teamed up to bring their band back from the dead.

Guitarist/singer Justin Trosper, bassist Vern Rumsey, and drummer Sara Lund have launched a website replete with stories, pics, and video and released the double LP Live Leaves. A collection of live performances from their fall 2001 tour, the set features mostly tracks from Unwound’s apex, Leaves Turn Inside You. That album has aged mightily in the years since its 2001 release; its blackened, hallucinogenic dream-pop—awash in warped noise, monumental riffage, and tortured downer vocals—serves as a look at a band on the cusp of destructing.

In honor of Unwound’s return, I talked to Trosper, Rumsey, and Lund—as well as original Unwound drummer Brandt Sandeno (Leaves Turn Inside You contributor and keyboard player on the final tour), Live Leaves second guitarist David Scott Stone, and roadie David Wilcox—about the band’s last days, which found them touring in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.

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