I picked up the most recent one, it's pretty cool. None of the music released is new, except for some live tracks and some kind of session that I believe mostly consists of S/T and Fake Train releases on it. The hitter is a CD with about an hour and fifteen minutes of new live footage and interviews and such, edited by Justin Trosper. That one was pretty great to watch. Along with that is a 300+ page booklet with a shit ton of writing about them and a whole lot of band photos. I haven't had the time to look through it yet but it seems very promising.
Overall, I'd say it's only worth $125 if you're really into Unwound or you like collecting box sets.
Hey guys, I'm having trouble figuring out what song I heard some years ago. You can find it in this vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hpzde5lHnrg It's at the 1:02:20 mark. What's the name of this song? I have virtually their entire discography and don't recall ever coming across it whilst listening.
Probably Challenge for a Civilized Society. Leaves really stands out compared to their other albums, though; if you want to get further into them, I'd recommend Repetition. Also, the drummer & guitarist/vocalist just started a band with a sound that's kind of like a progression from Leaves; they're called Nocturnal Habits, I'd recommend checking them out when their LP releases on the 28th.
I've been listening to Unwound for a few years now, but I truly do believe Leaves is an unmitigated masterpiece. Rarely does a band dissolve by going out on their magnum opus like that. It's almost transcendent.
They were an amazing band. I actually got to see them when they toured for Leaves, and while it isn't necessarily my favorite album from them, it does conjure pretty specific memories of my university years, and, at the same time, fit with this amazing fall scenery around me. Not many albums can do that. They truly went out on top.
Give me a bottle of your very best
'Cause I've got a problem I'm gonna drink off my chest.
I'm gonna spend the night getting down
'Cause that woman that I had wrapped around my finger
Just come unwound.