Unwound
Empire
NUM202.5
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Notes About the Release
The climactic entry in our 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.
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TRACK LIST

Unwound Data
Unwound Laugh Track
Unwound Meet The Plastics
Unwound The World Is Flat
Unwound Sonata For Loudspeakers
Unwound NO TECH!
Unwound Side Effects Of Being Tired
Unwound Lifetime Achievement Award
Unwound What Went Wrong
Unwound We Invent You
Unwound Look A Ghost
Unwound December
Unwound Treachery
Unwound Terminus
Unwound Demons Sing Love Songs
Unwound Off This Century
Unwound One Lick Less
Unwound Scarlette
Unwound October All Over
Unwound Summer Freeze
Unwound Radio Gra
Unwound Below The Salt
Unwound Who Cares
Unwound Mile Me Deaf
Unwound The Light At The End Of The Tunnel Is A Train
Unwound Solo Sonata
Unwound XLNT (Untitled)
Unwound Laszlo
Unwound Torch Song
Unwound Meet The Plastics (Demo)
Unwound The World Is Flat (Demo)
Unwound Empire (Demo)
The climactic entry in our 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.

TRACK LIST

Unwound Data
Unwound Laugh Track
Unwound Meet The Plastics
Unwound The World Is Flat
Unwound Sonata For Loudspeakers
Unwound NO TECH!
Unwound Side Effects Of Being Tired
Unwound Lifetime Achievement Award
Unwound What Went Wrong
Unwound We Invent You
Unwound Look A Ghost
Unwound December
Unwound Treachery
Unwound Terminus
Unwound Demons Sing Love Songs
Unwound Off This Century
Unwound One Lick Less
Unwound Scarlette
Unwound October All Over
Unwound Summer Freeze
Unwound Radio Gra
Unwound Below The Salt
Unwound Who Cares
Unwound Mile Me Deaf
Unwound The Light At The End Of The Tunnel Is A Train
Unwound Solo Sonata
Unwound XLNT (Untitled)
Unwound Laszlo
Unwound Torch Song
Unwound Meet The Plastics (Demo)
Unwound The World Is Flat (Demo)
Unwound Empire (Demo)
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