Introducing: The Union Line

By Will Oliver, April 7th 2010 — with 10 comments Band To Watch Introducing MP3


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:

[mp3] : The Union Line – Pearls
[mp3] : The Union Line – Dirty Water
[mp3] : The Union Line – Goldmine

  • http://www.theocgazette.com Blythe

    Yessss! We love The Union Line! :D

  • Bob

    Whats not to love about this band 1909 Orange County Music Awards Best Live Band they are all a great bunch of guys and good friends.

  • http://blog.thropplenoggin.com/ Dr. Thropplenoggin

    Dear Sir,

    In sooth, I must proffer my gratitude for disseminating news of these music-mongers. Certes, it’s been a long time since I heard such delightful ditties!

    More felicity anon,

    Dr. Thropplenoggin

  • http://www.bohsandos.com hampsterdam

    I was going to say that they sound similar to the local natives, definitely a good thing, and then saw that the bands are friends. Makes sense.

  • Clément Ollivier

    Your blog is amazing, thanks!

  • http://www.stillinrock.com/ Still in Rock

    Whoauu, ce groupe de rock est simplement génial. À suivre, incontestablement.

  • http://www.x1fm.com X1FM Radio

    The gritty members of The Union Line remind us of the simple pleasures, as well as the delicate balance between obligation and free will through their music. Enjoy their amazing performance at the Open Door Sessions!

    http://www.x1fm.com/alternative#/on-demand/open-door/The-Union-Line-Performance-One

  • http://georgesabolick.com george sabolick

    hi boys, i’m so proud of you. keep up the good work. always praying for you.
    looks like you have a wonderful growing fan base. keep in touch. nobody loves you like your daddy!

  • Shay

    Is this band still together? I fell in love with them and can’t seem to fin their music! :(




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