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  • Gary Suarez

Unsane - Wreck

It doesn’t matter if you discovered Unsane from an old video of skateboarding calamities or though the wondrous world of noise rock’s 90s heyday. You’re here now and that’s what matters. Unlike contemporaries Helmet who saw greater commercial success before splintering, Unsane maintained an eerie level of unwaveringly grim consistency, never softening or toning down their bombed-out and battered blues. This is why I’m so pleased to present an exclusive album stream of their new record Wreck.

But first, a thought: I’m downright baffled at the attention that’s been paid to the band in the lead-up to the release of their seventh full-length. 2007’s vitriolic Visqueen, one of my favorite albums, appeared on Mike Patton’s Ipecac imprint and landed with a thud. Not that I think Unsane desires the approval of others, but the general disinterest and tepid critical response stood in direct opposition to the coming noise rock revival of which we are still in the gorgeous, hedonistic throes. I suppose if they had dropped out like The Jesus Lizard did and returned when the money got right I’d understand why people seem to be falling over themselves to praise Wreck. Some of us weird jerkoffs know Unsane never left.

So without further ado, check out the stream for Wreck, which releases tomorrow (March 20th) on Jello Biafra’s Alternative Tentacles label in CD, vinyl and download formats:

[this streaming promotion has ended]

Tour dates with the Melvins, sponsored by Scion A/V, are below.

April 11 San Jose, CA The Blank Club
April 12 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
April 13 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour
April 14 San Diego, CA The Casbah
April 17 El Paso, TX House of Rock
April 19 Austin, TX Mohawk
April 20 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
April 21 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s
April 23 Orlando, FL The Social
April 24 Gainesville, FL Double Down Live
April 25 Atlanta, GA The Loft at Center Stage
April 26 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend
April 28 West Chester, PA The Note
April 29 New York, NY Webster Hall
May 1 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
May 2 DeKalb, IL Otto’s Nightclub
May 3 St. Louis, MO The Firebird
May 4 Nashville, TN Exit Inn
May 7 Dallas, TX Trees
May 9 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Brewing Company
May 11 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Concert Theatre


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