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Kid Is Gone

Kid Is Gone is the unquiet portrait of primal Unwound. Before 1993’s Fake Train ripped through, they’d been Giant Henry, Supertanker, and Cygnus X-1, short-lived black holes gathering dark material into something built to explode. From Justin Trosper, Vern Rumsey, and Brandt Sandeno’s first restive years, “Crab Nebula” might’ve best prepared the indie-sphere for what Unwound became, had Sandeno’s split not stalled their planned debut. Part 1 in Numero’s 4-part reissue project, Kid Is Gone documents signal chaos in Olympia’s fertile scene before Unwound’s turbulent noise hit stride, in unrevealed period photos, 34 tracks, and three LPs—cassette-only demos, early 7”s, a KAOS radio broadcast, material tracked live in a local basement, and all of what became 1995’s Unwound, on which the band’s prehistory plays out in a feral maelstrom of screaming, distortion, feedback, and abrasive promise.

Track List

  1. Unwound Bionic
  2. Unwound LD-50
  3. Unwound Lying at Best
  4. Unwound Stumbling Back
  5. Unwound Whilst You're Ahead
  6. Unwound Rubber Band Heart
  7. Unwound Crab Nebula
  8. Unwound Caterpillar
  9. Unwound Miserific Condition
  10. Unwound Love and Fear
  11. Unwound You Speak Jealousy
  12. Unwound Antifreeze
  13. Unwound Rising Blood
  14. Unwound Understand & Forget
  15. Unwound Fingertips
  16. Unwound You Bite My Tongue
  17. Unwound Stuck in the Middle of Nowhere Again
  18. Unwound Warmth
  19. Unwound Prospect
  20. Unwound Kid Is Gone
  21. Unwound Kandy Korn Rituals
  22. Unwound Against
  23. Unwound I'd Die To Know You
  24. Unwound Sugarfit
  25. Unwound Understand & Forget (KAOS)
  26. Unwound Miserific Condition (KAOS)
  27. Unwound Against (KAOS)
  28. Unwound Ape Skins (KAOS)
  29. Unwound Awkward (KAOS)
  30. Unwound Antifreeze (Olympia)
  31. Unwound Rising Blood (Olympia)
  32. Unwound Prospect (Olympia)
  33. Unwound Stuck in the Middle of Nowhere Again
  34. Unwound Hating In D (Olympia)