We Are The Union
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 fas... READ MORE

Welcome Old Flings to the Family /// New LP in 2015



We're stoked to finally welcome our friends Old Flings to our ever growing family!

Since the release of their 2012 debut LP, Spite, Old Flings has contributed to four split 7” EPs released across an array of indie labels: North Carolina-based Bitter Melody Records, New York-based Tour Van Records, Tampa, FL-based Kiss of Death Records, and UK-based Speedowax Records. After several tours up and down the East Coast, an excursion into Canada, and several regional and national festivals, the band is taking time off from their semi-regular touring schedule to focus on writing for a forthcoming second full-length album.

Long Live the Broken Heart.




Courtesy Drop - Stabilize out October 28



We're excited to announce the new release from Nashville, TN's Courtesy Drop. The Stabilize 12" is due out October 28th in time for the band's appearance at The Fest in Gainesville, FL. The A-side includes five brand new songs while the B-side contains the previously digital-only release, The Quack Doctor's Sakura Blossoms, found on the band's previous release, the Songs to Drive to, Cry; and Make Love to LP. Stabilize vinyl pre-orders + new song premieres coming soon




Light Years Join Animal Style /// Temporary Out Sept 9



We're so stoked to welcome Light Years to the family! We'll release the band's new EP, Temporary, on September 9th both digitally and 12" vinyl! Pre-Orders will launch in a couple of weeks with a new track.



Catch the band on the road as part of Warped Tour's Acoustic Basement. Light Years on Warped Tour






Welcome Henrietta to the Family /// Debut LP Out This Summer



We're very excited to announce the addition of Orlando, FL Henrietta to our family and release the band's debut LP, The Trick Is Not Minding. Set for an August release, the LP will be available for pre-order later in late June. Music coming very soon!

Some bands slap themselves together in a reckless summer night; constructed with excitement and spontaneity and the sort of sweat that drips in cluttered basements, they are often appreciated more for their abandon than their magnitude. But then there are bands like Orlando, FL's Henrietta, who somehow manage to bottle the sparkle of their inception and nurture it into something that burns both brighter and longer—an inferno compared to a firecracker. Henrietta is powerful because they chose to perfect their art, to kindle a forceful fire, rather than light the fuse and smile at the bang it made. Six years in the making, The Trick Is Not Minding is well worth the wait.




Kite Party - Come On Wandering LP Out May 6th / Stream New Track



Following their 2011 debut, Baseball Season, Kite Party will release their long awaited sophomore album Come On Wondering on May 6th via Animal Style Records. Today, Stereogum are sharing the LP’s first single, “Halflife,” calling it, “A warm introduction to the Philly band’s dreamy, wondrous music, but it’s also tinged with melodies and vocal inflections that cut with an intense melancholy. It’s sparklingly pretty music, acting like an inhibitor to the wounded sentiments just below the surface.”

Stream Halflife at Stereogum

Kite Party vocalist/guitarist Russell Edling elaborated on “Halflife” sharing, "Why does this feel off?" is a sentiment that pops up in several places throughout Come on Wandering. The song Halflife focuses on how "off" you can feel when you are a 20-something and you still feel like you're sucking your thumb.”

The Philadelphia based quintet has come a long way in the three years since their debut, blending new sounds and ideas into the radiant Come On Wandering at every turn. The record swirls with nuanced indie rock, warm and shimmering shoegaze, delicate brushes with dream pop, and subtle hints of a youth spent listening to punk.

Come On Wandering will be pressed in a variety of vinyl options. Pre-orders are now available. Click here to pre-order




 

 

 

 

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