Unida


Unida

Infobox musical artist
Name = Unida


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Origin = USA
Genre = Heavy metal Hard rock Stoner rock
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Label = Man's Ruin Records MeteorCity American Recordings High Times
Associated_acts = Kyuss Slo Burn Hermano
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Current_members = John Garcia Arthur Seay Scott Reeder Mike Cancino
Past_members = Dave Dinsmore
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Unida is an American stoner rock band that was formed after the dissolution of Kyuss and Slo Burn. The band originally consisted of John Garcia (vocals), Arthur Seay (guitar), Dave Dinsmore (bass) and Mike Cancino (drums). Dinsmore was later replaced by Scott Reeder.

In 1999, the band appeared on a split CD release with Swedish band Dozer. The Unida portion was titled "The Best of Wayne-Gro EP". Later that year, they released their debut full length album entitled "Coping with the Urban Coyote" on the now defunct Man's Ruin Records.

Relations with their next record company, American Recordings, ended with legal problems. Their second album, "The Great Divide", was originally scheduled for release in 2001 but is now in limbo. The album has surfaced on the internet in bootleg form. In a 2002 interview, bassist Scott Reeder spoke out about the delay in getting the full-length album released.

"Everything was set to come out on American via Columbia Records, and you know, we've been meeting a lot of people who've been working on it," he explained. "The artwork was done, everything was looking really good, and then, I guess, (American owner) Rick Rubin had a falling out with Sony, moved the whole label over to Island Def Jam, and apparently, after months of being just strung along — 'Oh, yeah, the release date got bumped back a little bit' — finally we found out that somebody at the label didn't like the record, so they didn't want to deal with it. The lawyers had to go back and forth for months and months and months — a chess game where every move takes two months... 'You have sixty days to reply to this letter'...and...so we just got out of the deal, a month ago."

Since the delay, John Garcia has released two studio albums and one live album with Hermano and is working with them on a third. In 2004, Unida appeared on the High Times Records' "High Volume: The Stoner Rock Collection", contributing the track "Left Us To Mold". Garcia is also working on a solo album. [http://www.garciavsgarcia/]

Unida's song "Black Woman" was featured on the soundtrack to the skateboarding video game "Tony Hawk's Underground".

Discography

*"Unida/Dozer" (Split EP, 1999)
*"" with the song "Black Woman" (1999)
*"Coping With The Urban Coyote" (1999)
*"The Great Divide (the unreleased album leaked onto the internet) (2002)
*"High Volume: The Stoner Rock Collection" with the song "Left Us To Mold" (2004)


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