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

  1. The Astronomer
  2. We Are the Lonely
  3. The Myth
  4. Out of the Dark
  5. 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.

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4 Responses to REVIEW: UNA – The Laughing Man

  1. Marjorie Bell says:

    Please send me more info. Jennifer is from Bakersfield, and we need to get this story out through the local newspaper. Please give me a way to send contact info to the “Eye St.” editor of the “Bakersfield Californian.” Wow, really nice music there. I’ve left my gmail address.

  2. […]  A Million Watts of Sound gave UNA a glowing review on our new release The Laughing Man, released today. While we work very hard, and have great hopes, it is a happy experience to read this review. This is from a site that hears a lot of new music and it’s not easy to impress someone who listens to literally hundreds of records a week. A very big thank you from us, A Million Watts of Sound! […]

  3. […] in March, we reviewed UNA‘s EP “The Laughing Man“ and it was amazing!!! If you think you love that, be sure to check out their upcoming remix LP. […]

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