R.I.P. Vern Rumsey

2020-08-07 by Sandwich [the indie-an] Bubble | 16 Comments
Vern Rumsey, best known for being a founding member of the post-hardcore group Unwound has passed away on August 6th at the age of 47. The cause of death is yet to be detailed.

A figure in the 90s punk scene, Rumsey worked with many groups over the years, including bands like Sleater-Kinney, Bikini Kill, Karp, and Yind. He was also a member of a few other bands over the years, most recently the indie rock/post-hardcore band Household Gods. Ken Shipley, owner of the Numero Group label and who was responsible for the recent reissues of Unwound's discography, posted a thread of tweets in mourning. Towards the end, he states:

"Losing Vern Rumsey is a reminder that an era has ended. That everyone gets old and and no longer fits into their shredded and ring-stretched punk band tees. Should you ever require a time machine back, I can think of no better transport than his chugging bass lines."

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Mort.
August 7th 2020
15174 Comments


rip man

SteakByrnes
August 7th 2020
20831 Comments


Huge RIP, this is such a bummer

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Bedex
August 7th 2020
2189 Comments


an era has ended indeed, RIP

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Jots
Staff Reviewer
August 7th 2020
7183 Comments


maybe my fav bassist

Snake.
August 7th 2020
22446 Comments


RIP so hard

SmashIsTheWay94
August 7th 2020
1668 Comments


"maybe my fav bassist" [2]

Pajolero
August 7th 2020
1108 Comments


His bass lines on Repetition were probably my favorite of all time. Absolute legend.

BMDrummer
August 7th 2020
14656 Comments


simply the greatest, RIP

MrCoffee
August 7th 2020
113 Comments


RIP

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
August 7th 2020
28901 Comments


Nice writeup Sandwich, thank you

Absolute monster of a bassist and one of the best bands generally. Huge RIP :[

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evilford
August 7th 2020
45469 Comments


Damn only heard unwound a few times but they were good, and thats really young too, big RIP

Spliffhanger67
August 8th 2020
44 Comments


Ouch, ouch ouch ouch. Wicked bassist, will be bumping Unwound over the next week in respects. This guy had the lines for days (Corpse Pose, December, Terminus, NO TECH!, even Unlisted, a 2 minute album outro), an inspired soul and hopefully this RIP post will get some more people checking out Unwound. RIP

laterenima
August 9th 2020
227 Comments


A real bugger. I'm sad they won't get to play together again, definitely one of those bands I thought might get back together after 20 years or something.

One of my favourite bassists. Great balance of groove and punk.

RIP :'(



FearThyEvil
August 10th 2020
17318 Comments


God, I'm so sick of 2020 at this fucking point. R.I.P.

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ian b
August 10th 2020
931 Comments


this is fuckin gutting. def one of my favorite bassists ever

Darius The Imposter
September 5th 2020
22506 Comments


I just literally found out about this today and now im just gutted



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