Justin Trosper

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Justin Trosper
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Trosper playing the saxophone
Background information
Born 1972[1]
Origin Tumwater, Washington
Genres Noise Rock, Experimental music, Post-hardcore
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Electric Guitar, Vocals, Songwriting
Years active ca. 1988 - Present
Labels Kill Rock Stars, 5 Rue Christine
Associated acts Unwound, Replikants, Young Ginns, Worst Case Scenario, Survival Knife

Justin Trosper is an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, born in Olympia, Washington. He fronted the post-hardcore band Unwound from 1991 to 2002.[2] He has also been a member of bands such as Replikants, The Young Ginns, and Worst Case Scenario. Most of his work has been released on the independent record label Kill Rock Stars.

Trosper has been a record producer for several Olympia-area bands, primarily at Unwound's self-built recording studio, MagRecOne. He has worked on albums by artists such as Thrones (Joe Preston), Young People, Shoplifting, Godzik Pink, Bangs, Long Hind Legs, Anna Oxygen, and The Magic Magicians.

In the early 1990s, he self-published a punk/indie rock fanzine, "Joe Preston's Legs AKA Germ of Youth". He is also friend of Bikini Kill's Tobi Vail and has a graduate from the Evergreen State College.[3] In 2012, Trosper formed Survival Knife with former Unwound drummer Brandt Sandeno.


  1. ^ Kid Is Gone (CD booklet). Unwound. Numero. 2013. NUM202.2. 
  2. ^ Bush, John. "Biography: Unwound". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Tobi Vail (2013-06-21). "Interview: Unwound". eMusic. Archived from the original on 2014-02-22. Retrieved 2013-07-24.