Listen: Stream Unwound’s Early Years AKA “Kid Is Gone”


In the early ’90s Olympia, Washington’s Unwound made a glorious noise. Now the group’s earliest recordings — cassette-only demos, early 7”s, a KAOS radio broadcast, material tracked live in a local Olympia basement, and all of what became 1994’s Unwound — are available. Thirty-four tracks which preceded the group’s debut, 1993’s Fake Tree, have been released in a three-record box set that also includes a album-sized 24-page booklet and a download card . 

Listen to the entire album at Pitchfork.

About Michael Goldberg

Michael Goldberg is a distinguished pioneer in the online music space; Newsweek magazine called him an ‘Internet visionary.’ In 1994 he founded Addicted To Noise (ATN), the highly influential music web site. He was a senior vice-president and editor in chief at SonicNet from March 1997 through May 2000. In 1997, Addicted To Noise won Webby awards for best music site in 1998 and 1999, and also won Yahoo Internet Life! awards for three years running as best music site in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Prior to starting Addicted To Noise, Goldberg was an editor and senior writer at Rolling Stone magazine for 10 years. His writing has also appeared in Wired, Esquire, Vibe, Details, Downbeat, NME and numerous other publications. Michael recently completed his first novel, Days of the Crazy-Wild, and is currently writing a second novel.

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