You’ve probably never heard of…The Unicorns

Posted by thetuftsdaily on January 27, 2013 under Arts & Living, Columns | Comments are off for this article

Indie before it was even cool, The Unicorns were a lo-fi/indie rock group that formed in Montreal in 2000. Their second album, “Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone?” (2003) is an insanely loveable and addictive romp of music. Listen to the album one time through and then marvel at the fact that it was made ten years ago. Why marvel? Because it sounds as if The Unicorns predicted exactly what direction the indie music scene would go in. Unfortunately, The Unicorns disbanded in 2004 in a huff of band drama. You may, however, be familiar with some of the spin-off groups that resulted from The Unicorns like “Islands” and “Th’ Corn Gangg.” Eerily current and undoubtedly fresh, The Unicorns – who were only together from 2000 to 2004 – created incredible music that deserves to be heard. Seriously. You’re probably saying, “Ugh! There are too many bands that I’ve been told to listen to. I’ll skip it for now.” No. Those other bands are not important. You owe it to yourself to look up The Unicorns. Right now.

Firstly, you can add to your hipster street cred by knowing a super obscure Canadian indie rock band. Secondly, you’ll be a smarter and more musically diverse person for it. Who will listen to this album when The Unicorns are gone? You will. And you’ll love it.

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