Posted in music on February 13, 2014

by Andrew Sacher

Ume at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 (more by Glen Brown)

Hair-swinging, guitar-shredding Austin trio Ume have inked a deal with Dangerbird Records (Minus the Bear, Silversun Pickups) for their sophomore LP, Monuments, which is due out on March 4 (pre-order). The record was produced by Adam Kasper, who was behind the boards for Queens of the Stone Age's Songs for the Deaf, and with the QOTSA-style riffage Ume's new single "Chase It Down" opens with, he proves to be a perfect match for the band. That track makes its premiere in this post, and you can stream it, with the album artwork and tracklist, below.

No tour for Ume yet, but they will be playing some hometown shows during SXSW, so look out for them if you'll be there.


Ume - "Chase It Down"


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



Tags: Ume

Comments (19)

See that, Sacher can write just fine. So haters bugger off!

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 11:34 AM

^ I agree, guv'ner. This one was coherent.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 11:43 AM

How have I missed this band until now? These guys totally rock. I really like the simple but effective guitar work, the dream Tanya Donnely-esque vocals and the aggro-dreampop meets 1970s songs. I will def go see them when they come around again.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 11:59 AM

Yeah, never heard of 'em but sounds good. I like her style--the singer/guitarist seems really into it. A quick web search and apparently she is getting a doctorate in philosphy. Impressive.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 12:15 PM

Check out their Sunshower EP on Bandcamp:

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 12:43 PM

Awesome. I have been following them for a while. This song rocks.

Posted by Dan | February 13, 2014 12:50 PM

11:59 is definitely the bands publicist.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 1:03 PM

I am 11:59. I am not the band's publicist. I am sorry that you had nothing of value to add 1:03. Do try again tomorrow.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 1:15 PM

^ Hmmmmm...that does sound like some dumb shit an idiotic publicist would come up with. Now I'm also suspicious.

You guys don't think someone would really do that do you? Just get on the internet and lie?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 1:57 PM

*yawn* sounds like Karen O fronting some shitty modern rock radio band. Boring.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 2:03 PM

LOL @ 1:57

What's your stake in all this? Who is paying you to write your posts? I can't help but think you are being paid by someone.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 2:51 PM

Sounds more like The Joy Formidable than their prior releases, not that it's a bad thing.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 3:15 PM

THis is my favorite mix of Ume that I've heard. Great, great guitar sound

Posted by Nick Welp | February 13, 2014 4:00 PM

It's ok, 2:51. You're just a really bad publicist. Seriously, you're beyond terrible at this.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 4:41 PM

I am 11:59. I said earlier that I wasn't the band's publicist. But, I am. I really am. My bad, yo. Listen to this band, tho.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 5:03 PM

^ douche

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 7:02 AM

I love 'em.

Just one of the many things I've written about them here:

Posted by TheCromZ | February 14, 2014 3:30 PM

Love Ume.
Not sure about this tune though.
Not hitting me like the others.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 10:09 PM

Ume is one of the most talented bands to hit the scene in a while. A good mix of Sonic Youth and Black Sabbath, IMO. I'm just a fan, but a loyal one at that. Seen them a few times, once in Seattle and a couple times in Austin. Every time I've seen them, they rocked and brought the energy. I've seen The Joy Formidable, excellent band as well, though, I think much different from Ume. As far as the Karen O, comment, I never much cared for the Yeah,Yeah, Yeahs, they kind of came and went. Good band, just not into them.

Anyway, if y'all enjoy high energy, heavy rock. Do yourself a favor and check out, Ume's live show.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2014 12:59 PM

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