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In a post on “Ten Bands From The ’90s That Haven’t Reunited,” the Village Voice‘s Zach Baron and Rob Harvilla have this to say about D.C.’s Ian Svenonius and his Nation of Ulysses:
NoU … were the most exciting of any of Svenonius’s endeavors—the most outlandish, the most creative, the most aggressive, the most well dressed. Plus they were jerks and there is not enough of that these days.
Likelihood of Reunion: No idea. Svenonius once said, “Nation of Ulysses broke up because the epoch changed with the advent of digital music and the Nirvana explosion. We were faced with what’s now known as indie rock, a sort of vacuous form.” All of that stuff has only gotten worse. Way worse.
Some prime Ulysses: