LELL (Ume)
Ume - Too Big World

Meshing explosive indie rock with the raw passion of punk and the melodic sophistication of pop, Ume are an acclaimed Austin-based band who've earned a following for their powerful live performances and clever but unpretentious music.

The story of Ume begins with Lauren Larson falling in love with playing loud as a 15 yr old 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 Eric Larson — to Ume playing major festivals like ACL and Rock En Seine and appearing on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, to Lauren performing with her guitar heroine Nancy Wilson of Heart at a benefit in San Francisco.

After taking a break to start a family, 2018 finds Lauren teaming with bandmates old and new to bring to life a personal collection of songs — an exhilarating expression of courage and love — and the band’s most emotionally raw and beautifully confident record yet. The highly-anticipated LP, recorded with Grammy-winning engineer and producer Stuart Sikes, will be released this summer on Modern Outsider Records.

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Genre: Rock
Subgenre: Indie Rock
From: Austin, TX