credit: Chad Kamenshine
Meshing explosive indie rock with the raw passion of punk and the melodic sophistication of pop, Ume are an acclaimed Austin band known for their high-octane live shows, relentless touring schedule, and clever but unpretentious music. Their new LP ‘Other Nature’ brings to life a personal collection of songs written by guitarist / vocalist Lauren Larson after the birth of her daughter. The result is an exhilarating expression of courage, defiance, and love — the band’s most emotionally raw and beautifully triumphant record yet.
The story of Ume begins with Lauren falling in love with not turning down as a 15 yr old guitarist in a noise punk band. Dedicated to performing like her life depended on it, Lauren’s music career took her from DIY shows, to Ume playing major festivals like ACL and Paris' Rock En Seine and appearing on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations.
After taking a break to start a family, Lauren and bassist Eric Larson teamed with powerhouse drummer Aaron Perez and Grammy-winning engineer Stuart Sikes (Loretta Lynn, Cat Power) to reawaken the band. The acclaimed and triumphant result 'Other Nature' was released on Modern Outsider in 2018.
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