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Album ReviewsWe Are The Union - Keep It Down EP (Ryan Gardner)
Ryan Gardner on 05/13/15 - 10:57 AM
We Are The Union are releasing a new EP called Keep It Down this Friday, May 15th, via Paper + Plastick Records. We are streaming the whole thing. Lead single and opener "Call In Dead" picks up right where their last record left off, equipped with a chorus that's guaranteed to be belted out at live shows. "The Dreams That You Forgot" has more of a ska/reggae influence musically, while "My Whole Life Is A Dark Room" is a straightforward punk song and arguably the best song here. Oh and there's a cover of Green Day's "Burnout" and a Smash Mouth inspired song ("The King Of Chords"). Needless to say, these six songs have a lot going on - give them a listen in the replies. If you like what...
Ryan Gardner on 05/11/15 - 08:08 AM
Paper + Plastick Records has released a new spring sampler. In conjunction with this, we are giving away a copy of And We Danced's Back to The Middle 12" and We Are The Union's Keep It Down 12". We will be giving away each to a different person - so there will be two winners. Just be the first two people to reply to this thread and you win. You can also stream or download the sampler below.

Update: We have a winner - thanks for playing! The contest is now over.

Track Listing:
1. Dwayne - Low Expectations
2. Break Anchor - First World Problems
3. After the Fall - Dedication
4. Brutal Youth - Contrarian
5. We Are The Union - Call In Dead
6. Aspiga - My Little Eraser
7. Junior...
Ryan Gardner on 04/21/15 - 09:01 AM
In case you haven't heard, We Are The Union are back. We are premiering the lyric video for a new song called "Call In Dead" - give it a watch below. The song picks up right where their last record, You Can't Hide The Sun, left off. It's equipped with a chorus that's guaranteed to be belted out at live shows, with a hefty bass and guitar riffs galore being equally important. The verses of the song stand out on their own, as the line "We're more than just dead weight" is almost as memorable as the chorus. The track is the opener on the band's upcoming EP, Keep It Down, which releases on May 15th via Paper + Plastick Records. Tour dates, track listing, and album art can also be found in...
Ryan Gardner on 04/15/15 - 09:10 AM
We Are The Union's song "Call in Dead" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 03/27/15 - 12:46 PM
We're excited to announce that We Are The Union are reuniting to play Four Chord Music Festival at Club Zoo in Pittsburgh, PA on August 31st. Real Friends have also been added to the impressive line-up, which already includes The Wonder Years, The SpacePimps, Modern Baseball, Turnover, Rust Belt Lights and more. Tickets are on sale now.
In 2012 we decided to walk away from We Are The Union. We were frustrated. We felt like there wasn't a place in the music scene for us. This is our return, our rebellion. This is us with our middle fingers up, proud to push against the grain and be different. See you in Pittsburgh.
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/15/14 - 09:03 AM
Reed Wolcott from We Are The Union has a new solo project called Home Haunt. Their debut EP, Go, is available for pay what you want.
Ryan Gardner on 07/01/14 - 06:44 PM
Reed Wolcott from We Are The Union has a new solo project called Home Haunt. Check out a new song called "Feed the Ashes to the Wind." Their debut EP, Go, releases July 1st.
Ryan Gardner on 06/24/14 - 01:11 PM
We Are The Union, who are currently on hiatus, have released two b-sides from You Can't Hide The Sun.
Ryan Gardner on 01/06/14 - 01:32 PM
Reed from We Are The Union released a solo Christmas song called "I'm Working Retail For Christmas." It's available for pay-what-you-want on Bandcamp.
Christian Wagner on 12/24/13 - 10:26 AM
Click here to download a free summer sampler from Paper + Plastick Records. It features The Swellers, We Are The Union, Pentimento and more.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/05/13 - 01:42 PM
We Are the Union have broken up.
Weve decided to take a hiatus from active status. This does indeed mean we will not be playing Block Party in New Orleans. Usually this type of announcement would be accompanied by a longwinded rant about how unique our struggle was, how every ending is a new beginning, or something else equally stupid and bullshitty. Id rather just leave it at this:

We were a band. Maybe someday we will be again. Weve had some amazing times, and we truly appreciate those of you whove contributed to our existence. Weve never been a supercool hype band or uberpunx beardy band, so we thank each and every one of you who listened to our music over the...
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/13/13 - 06:05 PM
I also need you to go buy sand.
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We Are The Union - You Can't Hide The Sun (Ryan Gardner)
Jason Gardner on 10/15/12 - 11:18 PM
You can now stream We Are The Union's new album, You Can't Hide The Sun on Alt Press.
Keagan Ilvonen on 10/09/12 - 12:50 PM
We're excited to kick off your weekend with an exclusive new We Are The Union jam. Head to the replies or their AP.net Profile to hear "Live Like Mitch." The track comes from their upcoming sophomore release, You Can't Hide the Sun, which drops October 16th via Paper+Plastick Records.
Ryan Gardner on 10/05/12 - 05:54 AM
We Are The Union are streaming a new song entitled "I Want You To Hit Me As Hard As You Can" on Property of Zack. The band has also released the album artwork and info for their upcoming album, You Can't Hide The Sun, which drops on October 16th.

Track listing:
1. Dust On The Hourglass
2. I Want You To Hit Me As Hard As You Can
3. Live Like Mitch
4. 415 In Progress
5. Hellbound & Helpless
6. If I Cant Smoke Or Swear, Im Fucked
7. Dead End
8. Do What You Love
9. And Fuck The Rest
10. Delta. Oscar. Whiskey. November.
11. The Ghost That Haunted Me
Keagan Ilvonen on 10/01/12 - 01:29 PM
We Are The Union have posted info about their upcoming album, You Can't Hide The Sun. You also can check out their tour dates in the replies.
Dre Okorley on 08/22/12 - 12:50 PM
We Are the Union will release their new album,You Can't Hide The Sun, in the Fall.
Dre Okorley on 06/25/12 - 09:58 AM
Either/Or Records has released a compilation tribute to the Descendents featuring We Are the Union, Crucial Dudes, Nightmares for a Week, The Tired and True and more. Stream and download Either/Or Sucks: A Tribute To Descendents for free here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/24/12 - 07:32 AM
We Are the Union is touring with The Tossers for a handful of dates in March. Dates are in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 12/12/11 - 01:15 PM
You can stream We Are the Union's cover of the Descendents' "Thank You" here. It comes from their Graveyard Grins EP, which is now available for purchase here.
Thomas Nassiff on 10/19/11 - 10:21 AM
Check out a brand-new We Are the Union song called "If I Can't Smoke Or Swear, I'm Fucked" here. It comes off their digital-only Graveyard Grins EP, which is being released tomorrow on Paper + Plastick Records.
Thomas Nassiff on 10/18/11 - 06:57 AM
We Are the Union posted a blog about why they didn't play a recent Wichita, Kansas show. It had to do with anti-gay remarks made by the show promoter and sound tech.

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Matthew Tsai on 07/22/11 - 02:23 PM
Paper + Plastick Records has announced represses of We Are The Union's Great Leaps Forward and Spanish Gamble's It's All Coming Down on 12" vinyl with unique packaging. The label is also offering both records as free downloads until midnight. Click here for WATU and here for Spanish Gamble.
Thomas Nassiff on 06/13/11 - 10:57 AM
Head here to enter a new contest with I Call Fives, We Are The Union, Handguns, and The Story So Far.
Christian Wagner on 06/06/11 - 09:25 AM
We Are The Union and I Call Fives will be touring together with Handguns opening the first half and The Story So Far on the second. Dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/13/11 - 02:55 PM
We Are the Union posted 4 studio video updates over the past week, as they've begun tracking songs for an upcoming EP on Paper + Plastick Records. The band is recording with Mark Michalik (The Swellers, Fireworks, Into It. Over It.) at Drasik Studios in Chicago, IL. Studio videos can be found on facebook, and the most recent video can be viewed in the replies. The band is hitting the road headlining the Ska Is Dead Young Guns Tour starting next week with The Forthrights, The Fad, Stuck Lucky, and Greenroom Rockers.

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Matthew Tsai on 04/07/11 - 04:58 PM
Matt Belanger has left We Are The Union. His message on his departure is found here.

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Blake Solomon on 03/03/11 - 09:47 AM
We Are the Union and The Forthrights are heading out on the Young Guns 2011 tour this April. All of the dates are in the replies. Stuck Lucky, Brunt of It, The Fad, and Green Room Rockers will provide support on select shows.
Tony Pascarella on 02/04/11 - 02:29 AM
We Are The Union had a run in with a moose. Check out the carnage here.
Christian Wagner on 09/04/10 - 11:02 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from We Are The Union. You can read the interview here. Also, if you have additional questions that you would like to ask this band, please post them in this thread.
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/14/10 - 05:07 PM
Possible headline for Monday: "Masters baits Tiger into duel with Lefty."
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smoke4thecaper on 04/11/10 - 02:51 AM
In celebration of their new album, Great Leaps Forward being released on Tuesday, We Are The Union has given us the whole album to stream for all of you. You can check it out on their AP.Net Profile. Trust me, you don't want to sleep on this band.
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/01/10 - 11:09 AM
We Are The Union has posted a new song called "What We Have Here Is A Failure To Communicate" on myspace.
Blake Solomon on 03/25/10 - 07:53 AM
Hear clips of We Are The Union's new album here.

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Blake Solomon on 03/23/10 - 07:04 AM
Head over to We Are the Union's AP.net profile to hear an exclusive new song entitled "One Million Motors". The track will appear on the pop-punk/ska group's upcoming album, Great Leaps Forward, due out March 30th via Paper + Plastick. Preorder it here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/05/10 - 12:32 PM
The Wonder Years will be playing some shows with We Are the Union and Such Gold. Dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/04/10 - 12:13 PM
This weekend only, Hurley.com will be streaming We Are The Unions debut, Who We Are.
Mike Kraft on 02/12/10 - 04:06 PM
A Loss For Words will be releasing a new full length titled The Kids Cant Lose on May 9th in which they will be streaming a new song everyday from that album via their Myspace until the release date. In support of the full length A Loss For Words announces "The Kids Can't Lose Tour" that will feature We Are The Union, This Time Next Year, Transit and The Status on select dates; you can check out these dates on their Myspace.
Mike Kraft on 05/04/09 - 03:04 PM
We Are the Union have signed to Paper + Plastick and have already recorded and released a new EP, The Gun Show Must Go On, which you can pick up now for $2.00.
Tony Pascarella on 04/27/09 - 03:34 PM
Fireworks and We Are The Union will be heading out on tour together. Head to the replies for dates.
Rohan Kohli on 04/11/09 - 07:39 PM
If you're anything like me, rambunctious tour videos make you happy. Check out one supplied by Michigan ska-core band, We Are The Union, in the replies.
smoke4thecaper on 06/28/08 - 01:48 AM
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