I’m sitting here previewing the latest from UNA and wow…just WOW. This 5 song EP, The Laughing Man is absolutely… incredibly…freakin’ amazing! The trio are Richard Larsen (keys), Jennifer Nice (voice), Eddie Barajas (turntables).
This is my first time hearing the band and their unique sound really can’t be compared to anything else out there right now. An eclectic mix of sounds…bits of jazz, funk, soul, electronica, downtempo, and turntables paired with hypnotically sensual vocals…makes this is an instant favorite. I also REALLY LOVE the storytelling in the lyrics. So, yeah…there isn’t really a genre that you can categorize them in. Although, I do think they reflect elements of my longtime favorites, Massive Attack and Portishead. So if you like them, you’ll love UNA.
This album comes out in just a couple days, so you won’t have to wait too long to get it…and I strongly recommend that you do. The official release date is Tuesday, March 5, and will be available on iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp. (Pssst…you can get it NOW at the bandcamp link HERE, where you can get individual tracks and check out the lyrics).
The Laughing Man EP
Release date: March 5, 2013
- The Astronomer
- We Are the Lonely
- The Myth
- Out of the Dark
- The Laughing Man
Don’t ask me to pick a favorite song, because I’ve been playing this album on repeat for a couple hours, and every time I listen to a full cycle, I have a different favorite. LOL. Seriously… Check out UNA. Get this album. The only reason I’m about to stop listening to The Laughing Man is to check out some of their earlier music.
BONUS! Enjoy this EPK Video below and hear firsthand a little bit about the band, along with a preview of their awesome music.