You guys. You. Guys. THE UNICORNS announced their reunion today. While the form of the reunion is still unclear, Alden confirmed IT IS HAPPENING. Pigs are flying and birds are made out of bacon or whatever. If you don’t understand the depth of this announcement, do yourself a favor and purchase “Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone?”
Here’s Nick Thorburn performing with Islands at Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on Feb 1, 2014 // also the face I made for five solid minutes after hearing the incredible news.
Nick Thorburn - the guy you know and love from Islands/ Unicorns fame- has a new album out as Nick Diamonds. City of Quartz is a ton o’ fun, and goes great with a ton of moods, including that fun space between maudlin & manic. Check it out and buy a copy. See, I listen to music that isn’t just post-punk female-driven bands!
mr nick thorburn. islands has been one of my favourite bands for a while now. they played mostly the new album, which is much quieter than their previous stuff. it actually translated surprisingly well in a small, sit-down venue. i talked to him for a bit and got him to sign my screen printed poster too, so that’s cool.