Texas rockers Ume have shared “Two Years Sleep“, the first single off of their upcoming record Other Nature exclusively via Substream Magazine. They have also announced a string of Summer tour dates supporting The Sword, which will kick off in July! Check out “Two Years Sleep” here: https://bit.ly/2LtlIIW
The highly anticipated Other Nature is out July 20th via Modern Outsider. Recorded with Grammy-winning producer/engineer Stuart Sikes (Cat Power, Loretta Lynn, Modest Mouse) over the course of 2 weeks in the band’s hometown of Austin, TX, itbrings to life a deeply personal and transformative collection of songs written by powerhouse guitarist/vocalist Lauren Larson while the world around her slept.
Playing through debilitating tendonitis, Lauren teamed with longtime Ume bassist Eric Larson and drummer Aaron Perez, as well as Don Cento on synth, to bring her home demos to life. Embracing spontaneity and a new adventurous energy, the band reformed in the studio to produce their most gorgeously dynamic record yet. The result is a massive and enchanting collection of 10 songs, showcasing the strength and fragility of Lauren’s voice, more confident and defiant songwriting, more dynamic and experimental guitars, textures of synths, and a smoldering, soulful rhythm section that takes the songs beyond where Ume has been on previous records.
This is the band’s first record since 2014’s Monuments. They previously released Phantoms on Modern Outsider in 2011 and self-released their EP Sunshower in 2009, but the story of Ume begins with Lauren falling in love with blasting subversive riffs as a 15-year-old self-taught guitarist in a politically charged noise punk band. Dedicated to performing like her life depended on it, Lauren’s music career took her from DIY youth run shows, like at the skatepark where she met bassist/husband Eric Larson – to performing with her guitar heroine Nancy Wilson of Heart and appearing on Anthony Bourdain’sNo Reservations – to Ume playing major festivals like ACL and London’s Hyde Park with Black Sabbath.
Ume is set to release their upcoming album, Other Nature, on July 20, 2018 via Modern Outsider. For more information, please visit: http://www.umemusic.com/.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
^ w/ The Vandelles, * w/ The Sword
Jun 15 – Houston, TX @ Backyard Jams at Historic Market Square