Okay… It’s back ‘twerk I go… last week was an emotional roller coaster for me like no other. I won’t go into it here, but let’s just say I’ve got a lot to live up to for my Dad, and one of those things is doing the only thing i love and that he loved me doing…. GIVE YOU MUSIC.
I finally finished my new recordings and it’s coming out (on vinyl/cd/digital release) finally. PEACHTREE BATTLE is the name of the new record and i couldn’t be more proud of it. i decided, due to my father’s rapidly declining health to make this an EP, because i really wanted him to hear it before he left. His timing (being always punctual, if not early sometimes) left me with a collection of songs that are very near and dear to my heart. He woulda been proud, i think.
This song has been speaking to me a lot lately. People are asking me what I’m going to do when I finish with college, and if I want to teach, and how I plan to support myself. The truth is that all I want, more than anything else, is to just live. Fuck planning, fuck having a backup plan. I’ve always wanted to write and play music, so that’s what I’m going to try to do. I have a job—I teach a Spanish class at one of the elementary schools here in town—but I’ve been writing stories and poetry and songs now for a while and I intend to make that work.
Ah, you see, this is the kind of stuff my dad listened to when I was a kid that I enjoyed so much.
I’d assumed I’d heard absolutely every top-tier, A+ 1960s garage punk song ever created. Sure, there are a few B+ ones out there I might not have heard yet – but jesus – BUD & KATHY’s “Hang It Out To Dry”??! What a monster. A+ with bells on.
I’ve passed up the eponymous LP comp this is on for decades because I reckoned it was all C-grade material. Otherwise, I’d have already heard it, right? Wrong.
We Are The Union’s new album, You Can’t Hide The Sun, is no longer coming out tomorrow on October 2nd, but don’t worry, PropertyOfZack has a stream of a brand new song and all the details on the delay. You Can’t Hide The Sun will now be coming out digitally on October 16th and on vinyl Novemebr 27th via our friends at Paper + Plastick Records. Stream a new song called “I Want You To Hit Me As Hard As You Can” and check out an interview with Reed Wolcott regarding the album delay and future plans below!