Unwound

Unwound is a U.S. post-hardcore/noise rock band based in Tumwater/Olympia, Washington. Formed in 1991, the band, originally known as Giant Henry, consisted of Justin Trosper (vocals, guitar, songwriting), Vern Rumsey (bass), and Brandt Sandeno (drums). Unwound released a full demo tape in 1991, and recorded a mini-album in early 1992 (released as Unwound in 1995 by Honey Bear Records). Two songs from the demo tape later appeared on A Single History: 1991-1997; “Bionic” featured suicidal lyrics. In July 1992 Sara Lund replaced her friend Sandeno. The group released several singles and albums, primarily on the Kill Rock Stars label. Unwound’s Fake Train was the first full-length musical release on Kill Rock Stars; it had been strictly a spoken-word label until its owner Slim Moon attended an Unwound concert and decided he had to release their upcoming debut (though technically second) album. Unwound also had the maiden releases for several other key underground record labels, including Gravity Records and Troubleman Unlimited Records; side project Replikants had the first release on 5 Rue Christine, an esoteric KRS offshoot. Rumsey founded and ran Punk In My Vitamins? Records, releasing material by Lowercase, Yind, the Bangs, Karp, and Chokebore. Trosper published several issues of his own underground rock fanzine in the early 1990s.

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