Unreleased U-Men songs getting Sub Pop release

News / Preorders / September 6, 2017

U-Men, a band described by Sub Pop as the “undisputed kings of the Seattle Underground” from 1983 to 1987, is getting honored with a release by the label of previously unreleased songs. Along with saying they had “nothing to do with grunge,” Mudhoney’s Mark Arm also describes them as…

The U-Men are one of the best bands I’ve ever seen. They were hypnotic, frenetic, powerful and compelling. It was impossible to resist getting sucked into their weird, darkly absurd world. They effortlessly blended The Sonics, Link Wray, Pere Ubu, and Captain Beefheart. Their shows were loose-limbed, drunken dance parties and no two shows were alike. The U-Men were avant-garage explorers and, most importantly, they fucking rocked. I was lucky enough to live in their hometown and I saw them every chance I could.

Test them out below. The self-titled, 3xLP release comes out on November 3rd stacked with 30 tracks.

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Christopher Lantinen
Chris Lantinen is the owner and editor-in-chief of Modern Vinyl. Along with his modest collection of sad sounding records, he collects his share of soundtracks and previously adored indie up-and-comers. Chris is currently a professor of journalism and public relations at Edinboro University in the Erie, Pennsylvania area.

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