Nobody sings on all souls day

Posted April 8th, 2009 by Eric Greenwood · 1 Comment

I have found no band to fill the void left by Unwound. I can’t believe they’ve been broken up for seven years. This clip is of “All Souls Day” off their second album (technically, their third if you count that self-titled Honey Bear release) New Plastic Ideas; no idea when this footage was recorded, but it doesn’t matter. The nuances are always harder to discern in a live setting, but this band’s depth and complexity was second to none in this strain of West Coast post-hardcore. Bassist Vern Rumsey has since dabbled in a few bands, most recently playing with Flora v. Fauna, but the “About” section of the band’s MySpace doesn’t make it seem like all is well: “Well, is [sic] was fun while it lasted… sometimes is [sic] wasn’t though.” And drummer Sara Lund has been playing with Portland’s Hungry Ghost. Can’t seem to find any information on guitarist/vocalist Justin Trosper. Only a rumor that he’s putting out a solo record called Teutonic Plates and Other Delights. Utterly unconfirmed, though.

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  • 1 lamprocker // Apr 14, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Unwound, one of my all time favorites. I saw every show I could get to and no matter how many or how few people showed up, it was always a good show. I saw them at the Jabberjaw at least once and got hit in the head by a chunk of plaster that fell from the ceiling, that shithole had some great shows.
    I’ve got some vivid images in my mind of another Unwound show at a VFW, or maybe it was a Lions Club in Pomona or something, no stage, no fancy PA, no special lighting, couldn’t have been more than 20 people there. Some of the old Lions Club dudes were hanging around checking out the show, seeming kinda confused by the scene around them. At the end of the show they let the feedback rattle the windows for a while before ripping off their guitar & bass strings.
    I loved Unwound. Fawk, am I old? Naaaah.