It might be a geographic phenomenon, but over the last few years there’s been a score of new East Coast bands that are unabashedly flying the flags of bands like Archers of Loaf, Superchunk, Gin Blossoms, Pavement, and Guided by Voices. While these bands were THE college radio titans of the early- and mid-90’s, by the end of the decade they’d all either broken up and begun to fade or, far worse, released a handful of painfully mediocre albums and slipped into the “man, their old stuff was way better” rock genre.
While Failures’ Union have been kicking around for a bit longer than some of their contemporaries, they share many of the same traits. All three members grew up on the aforementioned wave of indie rock while maintaining strong ties to the do-it-yourself ethic and independent attitude engineered by the hardcore pioneers of the early 80’s. As a result, they stand in small company as one of the mellower bands currently traversing the underground highways. Listeners may find themselves surprised by the eloquent melodies and nostalgic atmosphere that surrounds the cleaner tones and fuzzed-out leads found within their songs