Track List


Laugh Track

Meet the Plastics

The World is Flat

Sonata for Loudspeakers


Side Effects of Being Tired

Lifetime Achievement Award

What Went Wrong

We Invent You

Look A Ghost




Demons Sing Love Songs

Off This Century

One Lick Less


October All Over

Summer Freeze

Radio Gra

Below the Salt

Who Cares

Mile Me Deaf

The Light At The End of The Tunnel Is A Train

Solo Sonata

XLNT (Untitled)


Torch Song

Meet The Plastics (Demo)

The World Is Flat (Demo)

Empire (Demo)

Unwound - Empire (4xLP - Boxset + Essay)
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Record Label: Numero Group

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Includes Unwound's seminal album Leaves Turn Inside You, along with s Challenge For A Civilized Society, and a collection of period singles, b-sides and demos on Empire, along with a a 15,000-word essay.

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.