We Are The Union
Great Leaps ForwardPaper + Plastick
***Instead of following typical ska punk conventions, WE ARE THE UNION 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. 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 before being released in Japan via InYaFace Records and the States via Animal Style Records. Paper + Plastick saw the youthful exuberance and the amount of integrity this young bunch of punks had and quickly wanted to become involved.