Posted in music on February 13, 2014

Unicorns

The exciting reunions keep coming. Alden Penner of early 2000s-era Canadian lo-fi pop trio The Unicorns was just interviewed on a Kreative Kontrol podcast, which Pitchfork transcribed:

But, Penner added, "the important thing right now is that we might play some shows and maybe even record some new material while we're at it. These are all maybes, which have been thrown out there a lot. I guess good practice is that you do what you say."

"We might arrange a handful of shows," Penner said. "We're definitely talking about playing together and seeing what happens. And we'll probably do some shows in the major cities we've played in-probably Toronto, Montreal, New York, L.A., Vancouver--that sort of thing. Whatever's feasible and it being conditional on it being fun for us to do."

So details are still up in the air, but this sounds like something to look forward to.

Alden Penner just released his debut solo album, Exegesis (stream it), and Nick Thorburn keeps busy with Islands these days.

Watch a couple live videos of The Unicorns playing material from their classic 2003 LP, Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?, below...

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The Unicorns - "Jellybones" live

The Unicorns - "I Was Born (A Unicorn)" live

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Comments (25)

they sure look and sound pretentious. Especially for a band with such a lame name.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 12:13 PM

don't be fooled, this band is terrible

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 12:21 PM

step one: get big for like three minutes, headline at bowery ballroom

step two: breakup

step three: reunite ten years later and headline terminal five three times on a single tour

step four: retire

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 12:24 PM

Just went back and re-listened to some of my old "favorites". Don't know what I was thinking with these guys. Yikes.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 12:36 PM

four nights at summerstage confirmed. password: cobralegs.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 12:36 PM

"We failed at our attempt at thinking more than two people give a shit about are shitty solo projects. So because we made a grand total of $2200 last year maybe we can be friends after all and reunite!"

- The Unicorns

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 12:37 PM

i saw them with the cannibal corpse in 2002 it ruled!! it was at lamours!!! it ruled!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 12:44 PM

nick thorburn is one of the worst human beings to have made music. read any interview with the caustic, bitter asshole and do yourself a favor and stay clear of these shows

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 12:56 PM

Who will cut our hair when we're back?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 1:23 PM

yeah these jerks just won't go away

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 1:23 PM

they were never exactly classic/iconic in the first place...is anyone really waiting with baited breath for this ? This is maybe a webster or two nights bowery... its got no real legs like NMH or Pavement or MBV or etc etc

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 1:24 PM

Play the Asbury Lanes again - that show was special.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 1:56 PM

'i was born a unicorn' was a decent song, but then didn't the one guy break up to form some rap act called like 'tha corn rowz' or something? seems like a douche

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 2:16 PM

The first islands album was great, the second has two decent songs, and everything else is pure garbage.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 3:06 PM

How many Island/Beach bands are there anyway? Shit is starting to get confusing.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 3:12 PM

Nick Thorburn is an absolute fucking asshole

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 3:35 PM

I sort of liken these dudes to Source Tags and Codes. Both came out around the same time and were completely overrated.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 3:59 PM

This group was hardly in the upper tier of indie rock in 2003/2004...more like a half-assed band with dudes playing crappy cheap Japanese guitars and out of tune vocals.

A novelty - nothing more

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 4:13 PM

I saw them play 10 years ago and it was a pretty fun time. Nothing mind blowing, but it was well worth the $15. Their album still holds up pretty damn well, too. Don't get what all the hate is about.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 5:18 PM

I dunno who the unicorns are but the japanese dont make cheap crappy guitars

Posted by chad | February 13, 2014 6:40 PM

@5:18 you wouldn't, cuz you got shit for brains

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 6:53 PM

Oh, I hope not.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 9:16 PM

Alden Penner made a pretty promising debut with his band Clues, but then he found God, left Clues, and went on to write preachy garbage. I dont want to know what his mindset is like now if The Unicorns are seriously reuniting

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 11:26 AM

For me it will always be a good sign for change because people demands for it.

Posted by Kris Krohn Strongbrook | February 17, 2014 2:59 AM

all commenters above me should eat shit and die. i want to hear who your favorite bands are and shit all over them.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 1:55 PM

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