The Union Line are a recent discovery of mine that I am proud to share with the world. They are a 5 piece hailing from San Juan Capistrano, California. I discovered them via twitter oddly enough and got in contact with them, wanting to learn more about them. I am glad I did because they are a talented band that is destined for greatness.
The Union Line has been together since 2008, releasing their self titled album independently that same year. They happen to be good friends with Local Natives, another we all want someone favorite. They also released a split single with them that same year. Since then they have been touring hard, preparing some new music and new releases.
The Union Line are going to receive comparisons to other americana sounding indie rockers such as Modest Mouse, and Cold War Kids. Listen to the song “Goldmine” below, and try to argue against them. Their sound is probably best described as pure americana. Their songs tell stories through passionate song writing and detailed textures. These guys are no amateur musicians who just picked up their instruments and ran. The Union Line are writing songs that are miles ahead of pretty much everything your going to hear on the radio. They have a true sound that I have formed a tight connection with already, and I expect it to grow as time passes. I’m really excited to see what the future holds for these guys.
Download three cuts from their self titled release below: