Unwound: Empire 4LP

Unwound: Empire 4LP

The climactic entry in Numero Group's four-set Unwound exploration, "Empire" compiles the final pair of albums by the Olympia, Washington, trio. On 1998’s "Challenge For A Civilized Society", the band toyed with conventional verse/chorus form, stacking layers of noise and distraction on top of tightly constructed melodies. They'd abdicate entirely just three years later with 2001’s "Leaves Turn Inside You", executing a 14-song masterclass in home recording that observed a crucial band in graceful transition from post-hardcore trio to experimental quintet. The mammoth double album was lost in the chaos of a post-9/11 media, baffling onlookers and exhilarating fans in successive breaths before it fell far out of print. At their reinvention and terminus, Unwound ultimately asked “Who Cares”? The "Empire" box-set teems with period singles, B-sides, unreleased studio tracks, and demos, alongside a 15,000-word essay exploring the terminal stages of the ’90s, indie rock, Unwound, and civilization as we know it.

4x 140g LPs
2x single LP tip-on jacket
1x 2-pocket gatefold LP jacket
4x printed inner sleeves
1x 11 page booklet

  • Label: Numero Group
  • Format: 4LP Box
  • Availability: In Stock
  • 55.00€

Tags: post hardcore, post rock, unwound, numero group