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We Are The Union

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Genres: Punk / Ska / Pop Punk

Location: Detroit, MI

Stats: 608 fans / 118,478 plays / 0 plays today

   
 
 

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Members: Reed Wolcott, Brandon Benson, Jim Margle, Ricky Weber, Jimmy Howard

Unhappy with the current state of ska music, We Are The Union decided to stick out their own necks and tried to change things for the better in the summer of 2005. Getting a paycheck is not on their agenda. Instead of following typical ska punk conventions, WATU takes a harder-nosed approach to the genre. With influences ranging from Philadelphia/New Jersey favorites Lifetime and Kid Dynamite, and bands like Slapstick and This Is A Standoff, they rage with the best of them while still retaining a heightened sense of melody. Their love for fast music, horns and their incredibly short attention spans are a simple explanation for why WATU sound the way they do. Over the past two and a half years, they have also been incredibly hardworking. With nearly a dozen tours in the US and UK under their belt in this short span of time, they've now thrown caution to the wind and continue to be on the road full time. This will surely add to the list of heavy hitters they've shared the stage with that includes The Suicide Machines, Shook Ones, Mustard Plug, Set Your Goals, The Flatliners, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Make Do And Mend, Spring Heeled Jack, Bomb! The Music Industry, The Aquabats, Four Year Strong, Such Gold, Fireworks, Hostage Calm, Transit, The Wonder Years, The Swellers, A Loss For Words, and Hellmouth. Their work ethic cannot just be applied to their tours either. Their first full-length 'Who We Are', self-released in the summer of 2007, was given away for free by the band via the Internet. Their generosity was met with a rapidly surging fan base and an offer to have the record released in Japan via InYaFace Records. Their expectations for the band are simple. They want to keep making music they love while touring relentlessly in order to provide people with a positive environment for fun and the venting of frustration. Paper + Plastick saw the youthful exuberance and the amount of integrity this young bunch of punks had and quickly wanted to become involved. 2010 brings the release of 'Great Leaps Forwards', the Billy Bragg-inspired new full length from We Are The Union. Already outselling their previous releases, WATU hits Canada and the US in support of "Great Leaps Forward" with Strung Out (Fat Wreck Chords) and Rufio this August and September before heading to The Fest 9 in Gainesville, FL followed by Europe for dates with Less Than Jake and Zebrahead.

 

  • ChuKy Charles said:
    You guys are fuckin' SICK! =D Check out my band: www.purevolume.com/questionnoanswer Mar 20
  • Alexaonfire said:
    Holy shit! You guys are incredible! Nov 26
  • smalone85 said:
    You guys are def my new fave band. Jun 24
  • Cullen Pancak said:
    You guys rule....No Joke. May 03
  • sabaksumbadakam said:
    man! you're really awesome! Mar 20
  • uihubpo;im[pjp said:
    july 5th! its goin down! Jun 29
  • Snuggleblade said:
    purevolume.com/snuggleblade Jun 11
  • Kenny said:
    Hey guys, Really enjoyed the show in Spartanburg on Wednesday night, The mix of hardcore and ska was awesome. May 01
  • Emma said:
    D: Apr 29
  • Emma said:
    fffffffff Apr 29
  • Emma said:
    fffffffff Apr 29
  • ZOMGits_AHLEX said:
    JOHNNY!!!! i won award for playing my T. Sax in a jazz fest!! im happy! Apr 07
  • yeah yes¡¡¡ said:
    is great¡¡¡ Mar 23
  • Stabroek said:
    If you're in Europe drop by Prague, if you need help with finding a spot, message me. Mar 10
  • Send.Her.To.Hell said:
    Wow I really dig the tunes guys! :D I juss wanna danceee :DDD Mar 10
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