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Unhappy with the current state of ska music, We are the Union decided to stick out their own necks and try 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 sp ...read more

Unhappy with the current state of ska music, We are the Union decided to stick out their own necks and try 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 year and a half, they have also been incredibly hardworking. With 8 east coast and Midwest tours under their belt in this short span of time, they’ve now thrown caution to the wind and plan on touring full time. This will surely add to the list of heavy hitters they’ve shared the stage with that includes Mustard Plug, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Bomb! The Music Industry, Four Year Strong, Fireworks, A Loss For Words, and the Flatliners. 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. A 3-song teaser EP titled "The Gun Show Must Go On" was released digitally through Paper + Plastick in the summer and the work on their upcoming full-length is nearing completion. This fall, their new album "Great Leaps Forward" will see the light of day. Thematically the album deals with the fact that death will one day meet us all. Therefore, it is more important to focus on keeping an open mind instead of being roped in by religion or self-destructive tendencies. In the meantime, their debut full-length "Who We Are" has been released by Animal Style Records. Check it out while getting ready for the new album. The band will also make an appearance at this year's Fest 8 in Gainesville, followed by an east coast tour with Shook Ones and Title Fight. More details to follow...

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Similar Bands: Lifetime, Gorilla Biscuits, Slapstick, Less Than Jake, Strung Out

LPs
You Can't Hide the Sun
10/01/2012

2.8
5 Votes
Great Leaps Forward
2010

3.6
15 Votes
Who We Are
2007

3.7
19 Votes
EPs
Graveyard Grins
2011

3.5
2 Votes
The Gun Show Must Go On
2010

3.5
1 Votes

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