NUMERO RECORDS
STREAM SECOND UNWOUND BOX SET Rat Conspiracy
 
 
COMPREHENSIVE REISSUE CAMPAIGN CONTINUES WITH ‘RAT CONSPIRACY’
COLLECTING THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST POST-PUNK TRIO’S FAKE TRAIN & NEW PLASTIC IDEAS LPS, PLUS OUTTAKES

 
 
UNWOUND
Rat Conspiricy 
NUM202.3 
3xLP / 3xLP plus bonus LP (mail-order only) / DL
 
 
Tracklisting
 
Fake Train
01. Dragnalus
02. Lucky Acid
03. Nervous Energy
04. Valentine Card
05. Kantina
06. Were, Are And Was Or is
07. Honourosis
08. Pure Pain Sugar
09. Gravity Slips
10. Star Spangled Hell
11. Ratbite
12 Feeling$ Real
 
New Plastic Ideas
01. Entirely Different Matters
02. What Was Wound
03. Envelope
04. Hexenszene 
05. Abstraktions
06. All Soul's Day
07. Usual Dosage
08. Arboretum
09. Fiction Friction 
 
Rat Conspiracy 
01. Broken E-Strings
02. Totality
03. Mkultra 
04. Eternalux 
05. Unsympathetica
06. Negated
07. Said Serial
08. Census
09. Plight
10. Untitled 1
11. Untitled 2
 
Following on from last year's Kid is Gone, the Numero Group unravels Rat Conspiracy - installment #2 in the label’s exhaustive 4-part Unwound reissue undertaking. This chapter introduces the Olympia, Washington, noise-punk trio anew, kicking off with hi-hat thwaks on “Dragnalus” from drummer Sara Lund, whose lockstep partnership with Justin Trosper and Vern Rumsey marked the forging of a 1990s indie-rock legend. The band’s advancing threat is captured in 32 tracks, a trove of house-show b&w period photographs, and a vivid 10,000-word narrative by latter-day Unwound diarist David Wilcox.

Rat Conspiracy, its name a one-time working title for Unwound’s 1993 debut— the earliest Kill Rock Stars LP — brings the roiling, watershed Fake Train into natural integration with its sibling record, 1994’s New Plastic Ideas, on which the band “branch[ed] out into propulsive odd meters...and traumatic contrasts between loud and soft, pulling the arty riffage into much tighter focus.” [Trouser Press]. Both get exacting remasters and replica sleeve treatment, while the set’s third LP tracks Unwound’s restless work toward synthesis with the Mkultra and Negated 7” material, previously unissued radio sessions, indie comp rarities, and the spidery Minutemen cover “Plight.”
 
The 3xLP plus Bonus LP is mail-order only and includes a special bonus LP containing a demo version of Fake Train recorded by Nation of Ulysses' Tim Green is also up for grabs. 
 
 
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