Dead Broke (2014)
As I've said a lot lately, you can really count on a few labels and Dead Broke is absolutely one of them. Even the band appears to have been around for a bit, this record is my first time hearing Failures' Union and I picked it up pretty much exclusively because I tend to buy just about everything Dead Broke releases (Except for the occasional yell-y/shout-y record).
Right away I'm reminded of the band Nude Beach, maybe with not quite as pronounced of a Tom Petty influence. But this is good, honest, somewhat rootsy pop rock. A lot of people like to call Leatherface a working man's punk band and while I certainly wouldn't say that Failures' Union is making similar music, I get that same sort of vibe from them. This is music for the everyman, just solid guitar interplay and passionate, clear vocals ringing through each song.
It's a great listen and one that makes me curious about the band's other records. I may have to start digging backwards to see what else these guys have come up with. Just more records to add to the never ending list of things to buy I guess.
Failures' Union - Tethering: