Published Jan 29, 2013The Numero Group has slowly been working themselves into the annals of U.S. punk and indie via recent reissues of acts like Codeine and Hüsker Dü, and the next act to get the deluxe treatment are Washington state post-hardcore outfit Unwound.
A press release explains that the group's seven full-lengths will all be issued sometime this fall in expanded, remastered and annotated editions. This includes 1992's Unwound, 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. The bulk of the albums were released by Kill Rock Stars, though Unwound dropped via Honey Bear/Punk In My Vitamins, and Leaves Turn Inside You was offered up through Matador.
Details on the expanded editions have yet to arrive in full, but Numero will kick off the campaign with a Record Store Day exclusive of Unwound members Justin Trosper and Vern Rumsey's high school band Giant Henry. The limited edition pressing of the group's Big Baby LP, recorded in 1991, will feature a silk-screened cover. You can see one of the three variants up above, and check out the Tumwater/Olympia, WA-based outfit's "Super Nova" in the player down below.
"Tumwater High has always been known as a 'redneck' school. People took football and AC/DC equally seriously," Trosper says in the album's liner notes. "We were into punk rock but we weren't really 'punk.' We thought punk was funny. After all, this was the late-'80s. Post-punk was a memory, and everything was totally damaged and weird. We were kind of more with the times than the catalog-punks with mohawks and bondage pants."
Late last year, Unwound delivered the 2LP Live Leaves, a concert set culled from recordings of the group's final tour in 2001.
1. Super Nova
2. Gas Cap
5. No Duh
7. Beautiful Name
8. Thumb Question
10. Refrigeration Scheme
11. Fathom It Again
12. Chris Jordan