My KUTX: Ume

Photo by Julia Reihs/KUTX

Ume has been melting faces in Austin for over a decade now, combining punk fury with wall-of-sound guitar playing for something that’s both intense and mesmerizing. The band has been on a bit of a break for the last few years as Lauren and Eric Larson (Ume’s singer/guitarist and bassist, respectively) raise their young daughter. But last week saw the return of Ume in the form of Other Nature, out now via Austin’s Modern Outsider Records. This week marks the debut of Lauren as our guest DJ on My KUTX, and her set is full of the same light and dark dichotomy that’s characterized Ume’s singular sound. Hear Lauren Larson’s My KUTX on Saturday, July 28, 6 to 7 p.m. or anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


[intro music: Ume – “Two Years Sleep”]

1. Fugazi – “Facet Squared”

2. Ric Ocasek – “Emotion In Motion”

3. PJ Harvey – “In Dark Places”

4. Unwound – “Corpse Pose”

5. Nina Simone – “To Love Somebody”

6. Mount Moriah – “Telling The Hour”

7. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “I Need You”

8. Blonde Redhead – “Swing Pool”

9. Neil Young & Crazy Horse – “My, My, Hey, Hey (Out Of The Blue)”

10. Jawbreaker – “Kiss The Bottle”

11. Julien Baker – “Claws In Your Back”

12. Van Morrison – “Domino”

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