Unwound
Rat Conspiracy
NUM202.3
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Notes About the Release
Rat Conspiracy, its name a one-time working title for Unwound’s 1993 debut—the earliest Kill Rock Stars LP—brings the roiling, watershed Fake Train into natural integration with its sibling record, 1994’s New Plastic Ideas, on which the band “branch[ed] out into propulsive odd meters...and traumatic contrasts between loud and soft, pulling the arty riffage into much tighter focus.” [Trouser Press]. Both get exacting remasters and replica sleeve treatment, while the set’s third LP tracks Unwound’s restless work toward synthesis with the “Mkultra” and “Negated” 7" material, previously unissued radio sessions, indie comp rarities, and the spidery Minutemen cover “Plight.”

This chapter intros the Olympia, Washington, noise-punk trio anew, kicking off with hi-hat thwaks on “Dragnalus” from drummer Sara Lund, whose lockstep partnership with Justin Trosper and Vern Rumsey marked the forging of a 1990s indie-rock legend. The band’s advancing threat is captured in 32 tracks, a trove of house-show b&w period photographs, and a vivid 10,000-word narrative by latter-day Unwound diarist David Wilcox.
Product Details
3xLP

3 150g LPs
3 single LP tip-on jackets
3 printed Euro sleeves
3 LP inserts
1 saddle-stitched LP book
1 download coupon
1 wrapped slipcase


TRACK LIST

Unwound Dragnalus
Unwound Lucky Acid
Unwound Nervous Energy
Unwound Valentine Card
Unwound Kantina
Unwound We Are And Was Or Is
Unwound Honourosis
Unwound Pure Pain Sugar
Unwound Gravity Slips
Unwound Star Spangled Hell
Unwound Ratbite
Unwound Feeling$ Real
Unwound Entirely Different Matters
Unwound What Was Wound
Unwound Envelope
Unwound Hexenzsene
Unwound Abstraktions
Unwound All Souls Day
Unwound Usual Dosage
Unwound Arboretum
Unwound Fiction Friction
Unwound Broken E String
Unwound Totality
Unwound Mkultra
Unwound Eternalux
Unwound Unsympathetic
Unwound Negated
Unwound Said Serial
Unwound Census
Unwound Plight
Unwound Unknown 1
Unwound Unknown 2
Rat Conspiracy, its name a one-time working title for Unwound’s 1993 debut—the earliest Kill Rock Stars LP—brings the roiling, watershed Fake Train into natural integration with its sibling record, 1994’s New Plastic Ideas, on which the band “branch[ed] out into propulsive odd meters...and traumatic contrasts between loud and soft, pulling the arty riffage into much tighter focus.” [Trouser Press]. Both get exacting remasters and replica sleeve treatment, while the set’s third LP tracks Unwound’s restless work toward synthesis with the “Mkultra” and “Negated” 7" material, previously unissued radio sessions, indie comp rarities, and the spidery Minutemen cover “Plight.”

This chapter intros the Olympia, Washington, noise-punk trio anew, kicking off with hi-hat thwaks on “Dragnalus” from drummer Sara Lund, whose lockstep partnership with Justin Trosper and Vern Rumsey marked the forging of a 1990s indie-rock legend. The band’s advancing threat is captured in 32 tracks, a trove of house-show b&w period photographs, and a vivid 10,000-word narrative by latter-day Unwound diarist David Wilcox.

3xLP

3 150g LPs
3 single LP tip-on jackets
3 printed Euro sleeves
3 LP inserts
1 saddle-stitched LP book
1 download coupon
1 wrapped slipcase


TRACK LIST

Unwound Dragnalus
Unwound Lucky Acid
Unwound Nervous Energy
Unwound Valentine Card
Unwound Kantina
Unwound We Are And Was Or Is
Unwound Honourosis
Unwound Pure Pain Sugar
Unwound Gravity Slips
Unwound Star Spangled Hell
Unwound Ratbite
Unwound Feeling$ Real
Unwound Entirely Different Matters
Unwound What Was Wound
Unwound Envelope
Unwound Hexenzsene
Unwound Abstraktions
Unwound All Souls Day
Unwound Usual Dosage
Unwound Arboretum
Unwound Fiction Friction
Unwound Broken E String
Unwound Totality
Unwound Mkultra
Unwound Eternalux
Unwound Unsympathetic
Unwound Negated
Unwound Said Serial
Unwound Census
Unwound Plight
Unwound Unknown 1
Unwound Unknown 2
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