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Ume To Release ‘Too Big World’ EP On April 7th Via Dangerbird Record

Ume To Release ‘Too Big World’ EP On April 7th Via Dangerbird Record

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Austin rock band Ume today announced the release of a new EP entitled Too Big World. The six-track offering will be released on Dangerbird Records on April 7th and is currently available for pre-order now HERE. Those who pre-order the album will receive an instant download of the title track. The new EP features covers of Neil Young’s “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)” and Archers of Loaf’s “Web In Front,” as well as unreleased b-sides from the band’s recording sessions with producer Adam Kasper (QOTSA, Cat Power, Nirvana).

Ume - 'Too Big World'

Ume – ‘Too Big World’

STREAM UME’S “TOO BIG WORLD”

This year’s SXSW will find Ume’s Lauren Larson 8 months pregnant, fronting the explosive trio for 2 rare acoustic performances.  On March 19th Ume will perform live at Dangerbird’s SXSW showcase in Austin, TX at Red 7.  For a complete list of upcoming dates, click HERE.

Ume released their critically acclaimed sophomore album Monuments in March of 2014 on Dangerbird Records and was praised by Brooklyn Vegan as “surprisingly heavy, powerful and charming.” Nylon declared: “This band is ready to break out in a whole new way… A little like fuzzy shoegaze, raw garage rock and irresistible pop all rolled into one fiery package,” while Village Voice proclaimed “When it comes to art, psychedelia, and rock and roll, it doesn’t get much better.”

Hailing from Austin, Texas, Ume is Lauren Larson (Vocals, Guitar), Eric Larson (Bass), and Aaron Perez (Drums).  Rarely is the platform for women in rock updated as authoritatively as its been done with this band. The trio’s music is one of beautiful juxtapositions: the loud and soft, the aggressive and eerie, buoyant melodies bursting through wall-of-noise dissonance. Ume explores the artier, heavier side of indie rock, post-punk, and alternative rock. Still, underneath this Ume possesses an air of intelligence and depth. As Metal Hammer UK declared: “If a futuristic amalgam of Mastodon and Queens of the Stone Age were to jam a bunch of Fugazi tunes and rope in PJ Harvey on vocals, then this could well be the result.”

Too Big World EP Track Listing

1. Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)

2. Too Big World

3. Gleam (Acoustic)

4. Barricade

5. Web In Front

6. Common Queen

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Ume Premieres New Music Video For “Black Stone”

Ume Premieres New Music Video For “Black Stone”

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Austin trio Ume today premiered a new music video for their current single “Black Stone” via VEVO. The video was directed by Justin Wilson with kaleidoscopic black light visuals that showcase both the band’s incendiary live show and the frenetic energy of guitarist and front woman Lauren Larson. “Black Stone” is featured on Ume’s new sophomore release Monuments, which was released on March 4th via Dangerbird Records and debuted at #6 on the Billboard Alternative New Artists Chart. To watch the video for “Black Stone”, click HERE.

This weekend Ume will hit the road for a headlining U.S. tour in support of the new release. The run of dates kicks off this Sunday, March 23rd at Firebird in St. Louis and wraps up on May 3rd in Plano, TX at Suburbia Fest. See below for a complete list of dates. To purchase tickets now, click HERE.

Hailing from Austin, Texas, Ume is Lauren Larson (Vocals, Guitar), Eric Larson (Bass), and Rachel Fuhrer (Drums) and rarely is the platform for women in rock updated as authoritatively as its been done with this band. The trio’s music is one of beautiful juxtapositions: the loud and soft, the aggressive and eerie, buoyant melodies bursting through wall-of-noise dissonance. Ume explores the artier, heavier side of indie rock, post-punk, and alternative rock and have already garnered the attention of Nylon, who declared, “This band is ready to break out in a whole new way… A little like fuzzy shoegaze, raw garage rock and irresistible pop all rolled into one fiery package,” while Village Voice proclaimed “Ume immediately won me over with their raucous bursts of guitar-driven art rock, with front woman Lauren Larson threatening to take the whole thing off the rails with the abuse of her guitar strings. Still, underneath this Ume possesses an air of intelligence and depth rare in a genre known primarily for its copious drug use. When it comes to art, psychedelia, and rock and roll, it doesn’t get much better.

Ume has conquered audiences across the country as a result of their momentous live show and toured over 150 dates in support of their prior release. They’ve supported …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Warpaint, The Smashing Pumpkins, Franz Ferdinand, Helmet, and Cursive, and were personally invited to open for Jane’s Addiction at a Lollapalooza afterparty by Perry Ferrell last year. The band also appeared on the 2012 Season Premiere of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, sharing their insight on local Austin food during Bourdain’s visit to SXSW.

Ume Live Dates

SUN 23 MAR – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird

MON 24 MAR – Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar

WED 26  MAR -Denver, CO @ Lost Lake

THU 27 MAR – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

FRI 28 MAR – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory

SAT 29 MAR – MAR Seattle, WA @ Crocodile

SUN 30 MAR Portland, OR @ Doug Fir

TUE 01 APR – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop

WED 02 APR – San Diego CA @ Soda Bar

FRI 04 APR – Los Angeles CA @ Satellite

SAT 03 MAY – Plano TX @ Suburbia Fest

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CREATING MONUMENTS: Lauren Larson Discusses Ume’s Powerful New Album

CREATING MONUMENTS: Lauren Larson Discusses Ume’s Powerful New Album

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Austin rock band Ume recently unleashed their much-anticipated new album, ‘Monuments,’ on March 4th via Dangerbird Records. ‘Monuments’ is the follow-up to the trio’s heralded debut full-length album ‘Phantoms,’ which was released in 2011. The new album was recorded in Seattle, WA at Robert Lang Studios and produced by Grammy® Award winning producer Adam Kasper (Queens of the Stone Age, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Cat Power).

Ume is comprised of Lauren Larson (Vocals, Guitar), Eric Larson (Bass), and Rachel Fuhrer (Drums) and rarely is the platform for women in rock updated as authoritatively as its been done with this band. The trio’s music is one of beautiful juxtapositions: the loud and soft, the aggressive and eerie, buoyant melodies bursting through wall-of-noise dissonance. Ume explores the artier, heavier side of indie rock, post-punk, and alternative rock and have already garnered the attention of Nylon, who declared, “This band is ready to break out in a whole new way… A little like fuzzy shoegaze, raw garage rock and irresistible pop all rolled into one fiery package,” while Village Voice proclaimed “Ume immediately won me over with their raucous bursts of guitar-driven art rock, with front woman Lauren Larson threatening to take the whole thing off the rails with the abuse of her guitar strings. Still, underneath this Ume possesses an air of intelligence and depth rare in a genre known primarily for its copious drug use. When it comes to art, psychedelia, and rock and roll, it doesn’t get much better.” Rolling Stone said “Distortion-heavy jams (and the whole marriage thing) invite comparisons to Sonic Youth, but Ume do more headbanging and wailing.”

Ume have won over audiences across the country as a result of their momentous live show and toured over 150 dates in support of their prior release. They’ve supported …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Warpaint, The Smashing Pumpkins, Franz Ferdinand, Helmet, and Cursive, and were personally invited to open for Jane’s Addiction at a Lollapalooza afterparty by Perry Ferrell last year. The band also appeared on the 2012 Season Premiere of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, sharing their insight on local Austin food during Bourdain’s visit to SXSW. ‘Monuments’ showcases the bands talents and has already begun to turn the heads of fans and critics alike. The future is certainly bright for this band on the rise! Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently caught up with Lauren Larson, while the band was playing SXSW, to discuss her musical roots, the making of the new album, the challenges involved and more!

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Lauren Larson

I wanted to back to your early years to hear a little bit about your first memories of music.

I picked up a guitar when I was twelve years old and I learned “Come As You Are,” probably like a lot of other kids. That is what sort of got me into music initially. Then I joined a punk rock/hardcore band when I was fourteen. Before that, I was the kid with the tennis racket for a guitar pretending I was in Guns N’ Roses! [laughs] My parent’s record collection had a big influence on me with everything ranging from Deep Purple to Jefferson Airplane.

Who were some of the performers that influenced you when it comes to your live performance?

Seeing Ozzy [Osbourne] live as a young teenager was a very heavy influence. Seeing the bands Blonde Redhead and They Will Know Us By The Trail of Our Dead, which is one of the most inspiring performances I have ever seen, had a big effect on me. I guess when I was still in the womb, I saw Bruce Springsteen! My Mom says I was kicking to the beat the whole time! [laughs]

What was it about music that made you pursue your passion as a career?

When we started, we came from a real DIY/punk background and the goal was just to do a show outside of the garage. Even our early shows, fans saw we were doing something really passionate and different and supported us from those really early days. I was driven by the support from people saying “Hey, I saw your performance and it really inspired me.” That is really what kept us going through the years.

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Ume – ‘Monuments’

For people just discovering the band with the release of ‘Monuments,’ what can you tell us about the band in a nutshell from the first record until now?

Eric [Larson], the bass player, and I have been playing in different bands together since high school. Th current lineup, where we got with Rachel Fuhrer, started about two and a half years ago. Since then, e have been preparing for this new record. We started off in Austin, TX and then we got together with Adam Kasper to record, which was a dream come true. Adam has a fantastic ear and is a master at capturing sounds right off the bat. It was really about capturing the essence of the guitar, drums and bass. He also really helped me let go. I would have in my head that I had to do thirty takes and I would hear, “Ok! We’ve got it!” I would say, “But I only did three takes!” [laughs] He was really about capturing the essence of the performance at the time. If we had to

How would you describe ‘Monuments’ sonically, as compared to your first album?

It is a guitar driven, emotional rock record but it shows a lot of variety. While it contains some of the heaviest stuff we have ever done, there are also some very vulnerable moments where it is myself and an acoustic guitar. As I mentioned, we worked with Adam Kasper, who has worked with Queens of The Stone Age, Cat Power, Foo Fighters and so on, and he was able to capture the essence of our live show and the goal was to communicate that intensity to this record. I feel like we took some risks with this record.

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How did the title ‘Monuments’ come about and what does it mean to you personally?

The title came about after the record was already written but I feel like each song sort of commemorates or celebrates a different person or emotion. There is a lot of variety on this record from aggression to sorrow. Each song is kind of a monument on its own in that way.

What can you tell us about your songwriting process and how you go about bringing a song to life?

Some of these songs we have tortured over for years! [laughs] We road tested them and then they would change in the studio but there were a few songs on the record that I sat down and wrote in one night. They kind of emerged intuitively and instinctually. Overall, I think this record is a lot more focused on songwriting and is a record where we put ourselves in the position to think more outside of the box. We also ended up with some unreleased material that will be released at a later date.

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Ume

Looking back on the process of putting this album together, what do you consider the biggest challenges you encountered along the way?

Initially, it was financial. We didn’t have a huge budget going on and our fans got behind this and funded this recording. It was funded in less than twenty four hours. That was an amazing DIY way to make this happen. Since then we joined forces with Dangerbird Records, out of LA, who will be putting out the record. In this day and age, there isn’t a lot of money up front for artists, so we made it happen with our fans.

Is that a route you would consider taking again in the future?

If we had to, we definitely would. The fans have truly been amazing and supportive. It is definitely a cool new paradigm that artists can explore.

You have had the opportunity to play these songs live at this point. Have you noticed the songs evolving in the live setting?

Definitely. The songs are always evolving live. Last night, we had a keyboardist join us for the first time, which was really cool. We played with Blondie last night, which was really cool! Still recovering from that one! [laughs] I saw Debbie Harry backstage right before they went on and while you don’t want to necessarily bug artists right before they go on, I did just have to tell her it was an honor to play with her and I hoped she had a great show. It was a lot of fun. I think when we play live there is a visual and raw element to the songs and I think that is always evident.

We are looking forward to the video aspects of this album as well. What do you have in store for us in that realm?

We just finished shooting a video outside of Austin and we plan on unveiling it in a couple of weeks!

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Looking back on your career so far, what do you consider your biggest milestones?

I definitely think this record is something to be proud of. We are the kind of band that has down over a few hundred shows on the road and have never given up. I think perseverance is something which is our biggest milestone. Perry Farrell called me once and asked us to open up for Jane’s Addiction, so that was a milestone! [laughs]

How do you feel you have evolved as a musician since you first started out?

When I first started out, I was terrified to even sing! I think I have gained more confidence as a singer and as a guitar player. I think with this record, we learned so much in the process. For a while, I thought you needed more and more elements and layers but with this record, we just stripped it all down to a voice, guitar, drums and bass.

Lauren Larson

Lauren Larson

Are you the type of artist who is always writing and thinking ahead to the next thing?

Yeah, when I can. I am definitely always writing. The focus right now is promoting this record. We are about to hit the road, which is exciting. Even then, I will be with a guitar and the rest of the band, so we will be writing.

As a band, do you have any musical bucket list items you hope to accomplish in the short term?

We really want to get over to Europe. We played Paris about a year and a half ago but we want to tour the UK for the first time. There are a ton of venues I would love to play. We saw Queens of The Stone Age at Red Rocks in Denver and that is a venue I would love to play. We really just want to keep working!

You have done some great work with the Girls Rock Camp (www.girlsrockaustin.org). What has the experience been like for you?

It is one of the most inspiring things I have ever done. I have been working with them now for about five or six years. When I started playing in a band at the age of fourteen, I didn’t have many female guitarists as role models. I just didn’t know about them. With this group, we try to empower young girls through music. The form a band in one week, write a song and perform the song in front of people. I think once they see themselves up on stage performing, even if they never do music again, they know they can do anything.

What is the best piece of advice you can pass along to those looking to make music their career in the current climate?

The best advice I can give is — Don’t give up and believe in yourself. It is not always going to be a glamorous lifestyle being a musician. You have to be willing to hit the road and pour yourself into it. Don’t do this for money, do it because you love making music.

Thanks for your time today, Lauren. ‘Monuments’ is a terrific record and we look forward to spreading the word!

I really appreciate it! Thank you so much for your support!

For all the latest news and updates from Ume, visit the band’s official website at www.umemusic.com. Like the band on Facebook at facebook.com/umemusic and interact with them on Twitter at twitter.com/umemusic.

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Ume Premieres “Chase It Down” From Highly Anticipated ‘Monuments’ Album

Ume Premieres “Chase It Down” From Highly Anticipated ‘Monuments’ Album

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Austin rock band Ume today revealed a new track entitled “Chase It Down” from their forthcoming album, Monuments, due out on March 4th on Dangerbird Records. Check it out below!

Monuments is the follow-up to the trio’s heralded debut full-length album Phantoms, which was released in 2011. The new album was recorded in Seattle, WA at Robert Lang Studios and produced by Grammy® Award winning producer Adam Kasper (Queens of the Stone Age, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Cat Power). Monuments is available for pre-order exclusively on iTunes HERE.

Ume 'Monuments'

Ume ‘Monuments’

Hailing from Austin, Texas, Ume is Lauren Larson (Vocals, Guitar), Eric Larson (Bass), and Rachel Fuhrer (Drums) and rarely is the platform for women in rock updated as authoritatively as its been done with this band. The trio’s music is one of beautiful juxtapositions: the loud and soft, the aggressive and eerie, buoyant melodies bursting through wall-of-noise dissonance. Ume explores the artier, heavier side of indie rock, post-punk, and alternative rock and have already garnered the attention of Nylon, who declared, “This band is ready to break out in a whole new way… A little like fuzzy shoegaze, raw garage rock and irresistible pop all rolled into one fiery package,” while Village Voice proclaimed “Ume immediately won me over with their raucous bursts of guitar-driven art rock, with front woman Lauren Larson threatening to take the whole thing off the rails with the abuse of her guitar strings. Still, underneath this Ume possesses an air of intelligence and depth rare in a genre known primarily for its copious drug use. When it comes to art, psychedelia, and rock and roll, it doesn’t get much better.”  Rolling Stone said “Distortion-heavy jams (and the whole marriage thing) invite comparisons to Sonic Youth, but Ume do more headbanging and wailing.”

Ume have won over audiences across the country as a result of their momentous live show and toured over 150 dates in support of their prior release. They’ve supported …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Warpaint, The Smashing Pumpkins, Franz Ferdinand, Helmet, and Cursive, and were personally invited to open for Jane’s Addiction at a Lollapalooza afterparty by Perry Ferrell last year. The band also appeared on the 2012 Season Premiere of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, sharing their insight on local Austin food during Bourdain’s visit to SXSW.

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Ume Announces March 4th Release Date For ‘Monuments’

Ume Announces March 4th Release Date For ‘Monuments’

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Austin rock band Ume today announced that they will release their much-anticipated new album, Monuments, on March 4th via Dangerbird Records.Monuments is the follow-up to the trio’s heralded debut full-length album Phantoms, which was released in 2011. The new album was recorded in Seattle, WA at Robert Lang Studios and produced by Grammy® Award winning producer Adam Kasper (Queens of the Stone Age, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Cat Power). Monuments is available for pre-order beginning today exclusively on iTunes HERE.

“We didn’t hold anything back with Monuments. I think Adam Kasper really helped us to capture in a sincere and sonically heavy way that freedom we feel live,” said the band’s guitarist and vocalist Lauren Larson. “For me, each song is a sort of commemoration of a different emotion or experience. One song might make you want to bang your head and the next make you want to hug someone you love. I think it’s these wildly different textures that make us a band and make us all human. That’s what we wanted to communicate — something honest and different through a rock record. We really can’t wait to get this one out.”

Hailing from Austin, Texas, Ume is Lauren Larson (Vocals, Guitar), Eric Larson (Bass), and Rachel Fuhrer (Drums) and rarely is the platform for women in rock updated as authoritatively as its been done with this band. The trio’s music is one of beautiful juxtapositions: the loud and soft, the aggressive and eerie, buoyant melodies bursting through wall-of-noise dissonance. Ume explores the artier, heavier side of indie rock, post-punk, and alternative rock and have already garnered the attention of Nylon, who declared, “This band is ready to break out in a whole new way… A little like fuzzy shoegaze, raw garage rock and irresistible pop all rolled into one fiery package,” while Village Voice proclaimed “Ume immediately won me over with their raucous bursts of guitar-driven art rock, with front woman Lauren Larson threatening to take the whole thing off the rails with the abuse of her guitar strings. Still, underneath this Ume possesses an air of intelligence and depth rare in a genre known primarily for its copious drug use. When it comes to art, psychedelia, and rock and roll, it doesn’t get much better.”  Rolling Stone said “Distortion-heavy jams (and the whole marriage thing) invite comparisons to Sonic Youth, but Ume do more headbanging and wailing.”

Ume have won over audiences across the country as a result of their momentous live show and toured over 150 dates in support of their prior release. They’ve supported …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Warpaint, The Smashing Pumpkins, Franz Ferdinand, Helmet, and Cursive, and were personally invited to open for Jane’s Addiction at a Lollapalooza afterparty by Perry Ferrell last year. The band also appeared on the 2012 Season Premiere of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, sharing their insight on local Austin food during Bourdain’s visit to SXSW.

Monuments Track Listing

1. Black Stone

2. Embrace

3. Too Big World

4. Chase It Down

5. Until The End

6. Barophobia

7. Revival

8. Gleam

9. Oh Fate

10. Barricade

11. Within My Bones

12. Reason

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Ume Offer Up “Black Stone” For Free Download At Umemusic.Com

Ume Offer Up “Black Stone” For Free Download At Umemusic.Com

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“Black Stone”, the surging new single from Austin rock band Ume is currently available for free download via the band’s website www.umemusic.com. The track was premiered by Noisey, who said, “If Metric or Broken Social Scene got real and started adding some thick, metallish guitar riffs, they might start to sound something like ‘Black Stone’.” To download “Black Stone” for free, click HERE.

“Black Stone” will be featured on the band’s forthcoming sophomore album due out in early 2014 on Dangerbird Records. The album was produced by Grammy® Award winning producer Adam Kasper (Queens of the Stone Age, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Cat Power).

CLICK HERE FOR A FREE DOWNLOAD OF UME’s “BLACK STONE”

Hailing from Austin, Texas, Ume is Lauren Larson (Vocals, Guitar), Eric Larson (Bass), and Rachel Fuhrer (Drums). The trio’s music is one of beautiful juxtapositions: the loud and soft, the aggressive and eerie, buoyant melodies bursting through wall-of-noise dissonance. Ume explores the artier, heavier side of indie rock, post-punk, and alternative rock and have already garnered the attention ofNylon, who declared, “This band is ready to break out in a whole new way… A little like fuzzy shoegaze, raw garage rock and irresistible pop all rolled into one fiery package,” while Village Voiceproclaimed “Ume immediately won me over with their raucous bursts of guitar-driven art rock, with front woman Lauren Larson threatening to take the whole thing off the rails with the abuse of her guitar strings. Still, underneath this Ume possesses an air of intelligence and depth rare in a genre known primarily for its copious drug use. When it comes to art, psychedelia, and rock and roll, it doesn’t get much better.”  Rolling Stone said “Distortion-heavy jams (and the whole marriage thing) invite comparisons to Sonic Youth, but Ume do more headbanging and wailing.”

Ume have won over audiences across the country as a result of their momentous live show and toured over 150 dates in support of their prior release. They’ve supported …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Warpaint, The Smashing Pumpkins, Franz Ferdinand, Helmet, and Cursive, and were personally invited to open for Jane’s Addiction at a Lollapalooza afterparty by Perry Ferrell last year. The band also appeared on the 2012 Season Premiere of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, sharing their insight on local Austin food during Bourdain’s visit to SXSW.

On Friday, December 13th Ume will perform in their hometown of Austin, TX for the101X Indie Workforce Xmas with Cage The Elephant and J Roddy Walston & The Business.

Stay tuned for more information on the forthcoming release at the top of the New Year.

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Ume Premieres “Black Stone”; Signs To Dangerbird Records For Early 2014 Album Release

Ume Premieres “Black Stone”; Signs To Dangerbird Records For Early 2014 Album Release

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Austin rock band Ume today unveiled a surging new song entitled “Black Stone”, premiering today via Noisey/VICE HERE. “Black Stone” will be featured on the band’s forthcoming sophomore album due out in early 2014. The new album will be released on Silver Lake, CA’s Dangerbird Records, a label that has proudly nurtured the careers of a diverse roster of artists including Silversun Pickups, Fitz and the Tantrums, Sea Wolf, T. Hardy Morris, and more. The new yet-to-be titled album is the follow-up to their heralded debut full-length album Phantoms, which was released in August of 2011.

“From the first time we saw Ume we were stopped dead in our tracks by their bold swagger and seemingly effortless upending of so many rock conventions,” said Dangerbird founder Peter Walker. “We are thrilled to help deliver this incredible band and their kick ass new album to the world in 2014.”

“We’re so excited to finally unleash new music,” said Ume’s Lauren Larson. “It’s an honor for us to be a part of the Dangerbird family and we’re grateful for everyone who’s helped this new record become a reality.”

The new album was recorded in Seattle, WA at Robert Lang Studios and produced by Grammy® Award winning producer Adam Kasper (Queens of the Stone Age, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Cat Power).

Hailing from Austin, Texas, Ume is Lauren Larson (Vocals, Guitar), Eric Larson (Bass), and Rachel Fuhrer (Drums). The trio’s music is one of beautiful juxtapositions: the loud and soft, the aggressive and eerie, buoyant melodies bursting through wall-of-noise dissonance. Ume explores the artier, heavier side of indie rock, post-punk, and alternative rock and have already garnered the attention of Nylon, who declared, “This band is ready to break out in a whole new way… A little like fuzzy shoegaze, raw garage rock and irresistible pop all rolled into one fiery package,” while Village Voice proclaimed “Ume immediately won me over with their raucus bursts of guitar-driven art rock, with front woman Lauren Larson threatening to take the whole thing off the rails with the abuse of her guitar strings. Still, underneath this Ume possesses an air of intelligence and depth rare in a genre known primarily for its copious drug use. When it comes to art, psychedelia, and rock and roll, it doesn’t get much better.” Rolling Stone said “Distortion-heavy jams (and the whole marriage thing) invite comparisons to Sonic Youth, but Ume do more headbanging and wailing.”

Ume have won over audiences across the country as a result of their momentous live show and toured over 150 dates in support of their prior release. They’ve supported …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Warpaint, The Smashing Pumpkins, Franz Ferdinand, Helmet, and Cursive, and were personally invited to open for Jane’s Addiction at a Lollapalooza afterparty by Perry Ferrell last year. The band also appeared on the 2012 Season Premiere of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, sharing their insight on local Austin food during Bourdain’s visit to SXSW.

Stay tuned for more information on the forthcoming release.

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Ume Premiere “Run Wild” Video on mtvU, On Tour This Fall with Helmet and Toadies

Ume Premiere “Run Wild” Video on mtvU, On Tour This Fall with Helmet and Toadies

Ume have just premiered the new music video for their single “Run Wild” next week on mtvU. “Run Wild” is the current single off of the band’s current album Phantoms (Modern Outsider Records). CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT! 

Ume is currently in the studio working on their new album with producer Adam Kasper (Queens of the Stone Age, Cat Power, Foo Fighters) with funds raised from a highly successful Kickstarter campaign. Later this month, the band will return to the road for a fall tour with Helmet and Toadies. Please see below for all tour dates.

UME LIVE DATES

OCTOBER
18th – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
19th – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre
20th – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
21st – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
23rd – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
24th – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
26th – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
27th – Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
28th – Reno, NV – Cargo @ CommRow
30th – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
31st – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market

NOVEMBER 
1st – Spokane, WA – A Club
2nd – Boise, ID – Revolution Concert House
4th – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
7th – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
8th – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge
9th – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
10th – Lubbock, TX – The Office

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Ume To Premiere Music Video For “Run Wild” on mtvU, To Opening For Smashing Pumpkins

Ume To Premiere Music Video For “Run Wild” on mtvU, To Opening For Smashing Pumpkins

Ume will premiere the new music video for their single “Run Wild” next week on mtvU. “Run Wild” is the current single off of the band’s current album Phantoms (Modern Outsider Records).

Ume recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds for the recording of their new album with producer Adam Kasper (Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Cat Power). In less than 24 hours, the band exceeded their goal. Fans can still contribute to the Kickstarter campaign which offers prizes like a meal with the band at Austin’s Barley Swine (where the band taped their episode of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations), music lessons with the band over Skype, a digital recording of any cover song and more.

CHECK OUT UME’S KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

Ume hits the road this fall with Helmet and the Toadies starting October 18th in Houston. Prior to the tour, the band will play two SOLD OUT shows supporting Smashing Pumpkins this Thursday September 27th at Stubb’s in the band’s hometown of Austin and Friday September 28th at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa. Please below for full tour dates.

UME TOUR DATES – SEE THEM LIVE:
 
SEPTEMBER
27th – Austin, TX – Stubb’s  w/Smashing Pumpkins
28th – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom w/Smashing Pumpkins
OCTOBER
18th – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
19th – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre
20th – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
21st – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
23rd – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
24th – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
26th – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
27th – Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
28th – Reno, NV – Cargo @ CommRow
30th – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
31st – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market
NOVEMBER
1st – Spokane, WA – A Club
2nd – Boise, ID – Revolution Concert House
4th – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
7th – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
8th – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge
9th – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
10th – Lubbock, TX – The Office

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