After ten years and as many releases, the Punk-O-Rama compilation series is being retired and replaced by the new Epitaph compilation series, UNSOUND! Always the trendsetter, Epitaph was the first label to produce a low-priced punk rock compilation, and after a decade, Punk-O-Rama is the longest running comp of its kind. UNSOUND VOL. 1 picks up where Punk-O-Rama left off, continuing to highlight the best of Epitaph’s landmark bands while introducing the most stellar emerging talent in the scene. With a whole new look and an assemblage of today’s best bands, UNSOUND promises to become an instant classic.
UNSOUND plays like a favorite mixtape with a great variety of the kind of music you love from emo, hardcore and punk, to indie and underground hip-hop, with each song flowing seamlessly from one mood to the next, it’s the perfect soundtrack for the summer of 2006.
Exclusive to UNSOUND VOL. 1 is a From First to Last track remixed by Nine Inch Nails producer Atticus Ross and a Reanimator remix of “Buzz Kill” by Sage Francis. Also, until the release of their forthcoming LP, UNSOUND is the only place to find Youth Group’s hit indie-rock version of “Forever Young” (which just went platinum in Australia). Additionally, sneak peaks of new material from The Draft (ex-Hot Water Music members) and The Matches will make their debut on the compilation. More tracks from bands such as Matchbook Romance, Motion City Soundtrack, I Am Ghost, Escape The Fate, Bouncing Souls, Dangerdoom, and Converge promise to make UNSOUND as seminal as it’s predecessor Punk-O-Rama.
In addition to all of this great music, UNSOUND VOL. 1 also includes a bonus DVD. With ten music videos in all, this DVD is brimming with hit videos like “Monsters” by Matchbook Romance, “Hold Me Down” from Motion City Soundtrack, Los Angeles Is Burning” by Bad Religion and “Shadowland” from Aussie indie-rockers, Youth Group! Consider the bar raised. With UNSOUND VOL. 1, Epitaph has done it again!