Immigrant Unions CMJ Performances Praised by both NPR & The New York Times
One of CMJs Top 10 Discoveries – NPR
Featured on All Songs Considered for War Is PeaceU.S. TOUR CONTINUES ON THE WEST COAST: PLAYING LA TONIGHT, OCT. 28th AT DIRTY LAUNDRY
SOPHOMORE RELEASE, ANYWAY IS OUT NOW
SEE THE VIDEO FOR IMMIGRANT UNIONS “WAR IS PEACE” HERE
My favorite new song [“War Is Peace”] on my list of unknown CMJ bands….[live] the songs were strong and memorable, the playing tasty and melodic; Immigrant Union was the band I most wanted to see. Bob Boilen, NPR
Immigrant Union revived the folk-rock wing of psychedelia. Jon Pareles, The New York Times
(New York, NY) October 28th, 2014
Australias Immigrant Union, who just wrapped up a successful week at CMJ, continue their U.S. tour celebrating their recent sophomore release Anyway. Not only was the band’s current single “War Is Peace” featured last week on NPR’s “All Songs Considered” and proclaimed by NPRs Bob Boilen as One of CMJs Top 10 Discoveries, it is also gaining traction at radio across the U.S.
Additionally, the release of their recent album and singlefollows the band’s heartfelt International Peace Day statement in which frontman Brent DeBoer (also of The Dandy Warhols) urged American voters to quit throwing away votes on Democrats and Republicans and instead support alternative candidates. For a full statement, read the Huffington Post feature here.
With a psychedelic folk sound that DeBoer describes as Spiritualized being baptized in a river of Creedence Clearwater, Immigrant Union will play several major American cities in October and November. In anticipation of the tour, the band is offering their single, The End Has Come, as a free download and features Courtney Barnett, the singer/songwriter who Rolling Stone called a hybrid of Kimya Dawson and Kurt Cobain.
Immigrant Union consist of DeBoer from The Dandy Warhols, Bob Harrow from The Lazy Sons, and four other well-known players on the Melbourne scene. After forming in 2004, Immigrant Union recorded their self-titled full-length debut album with producer Gregg Williams (Sheryl Crow, The Dandy Warhols, Blitzen Trapper). The band quickly planted its roots in alt-country-folk, bound by a communal love for classic rock and roll. Part psychedelic folk, part traditional country rock, Immigrant Union have since built their name through live performances at some of the Australia’s most iconic venues and boutique festivals.
Immigrant Union Fall 2014 U.S. Tour
|28 Tue Los Angeles, CA Dirty Laundry
29 Wed Las Vegas, NV Bunkhouse
31 Fri San Francisco, CA Slims Shelby Ash