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The Union Electric / Bio

From Record Reviews in Louisville, KY’s LEO Weekly:

The Union Electric’s fusion of folk structures and punk dynamics isn’t exactly unprecedented, but the three songs that comprise the band’s debut EP are still refreshing in the way they transcend Americana clichés, incorporating sawtoothed guitars and a history-savvy, D. Boon-style political bent.

– Eric Condon

From Record Review in St. Louis, MO’s Riverfront Times (A to Z Blog):

On "Ship Out Of Luck", Burleigh lays sheets of guitar screech over Von Damage's dirge-shanty rhythm. Rakehell's vocal resemblance to Jay Farrar takes a turn toward Shane MacGowan... "Sentence" is equal parts galloping "Rawhide" ratatat and thrashable SoCal hardcore...

From Working-Class Heroes Article in the Riverfront Times:

The Union Electric (are) working in a field — or is that a factory? — all their own... This is a kind of folk-rock the Byrds never could've imagined... unpretentious experimentalism...

– Jason Toon

The Union Electric's records are available in Saint Louis, MO at Vintage Vinyl, Euclid Records, Apop Records and PhonoMode.

In Chicago, the first record can be found at the North Broadway location of Reckless Records as well as Permanent Records. We hope to have the second record available soon, in Chicago.

In Minneapolis, please visit Extreme Noise Collective or Treehouse Records.

To order by credit card, you can visit some of these stores on-line or go to www.interpunk.com

The songs are also available for purchase at iTunes

If you would like to purchase the record directly from us, we will mail you a record for $5, postage paid in the US (cost-dependant on postage to other countries). If you would like to order a record, please send a message to this myspace account or email us at theunionelectric@gmail.com , and we will mail one to you.

The Union Electric is made up of veteran St. Louis musicians Tim Rakel, Glenn Burleigh, Melinda Cooper, and Mic Boshans.

General Info

Band Members
Tim Rakel, Melinda Cooper, Glenn Burleigh, Beth Bombara, Mic Boshans
Artist Name
The Union Electric
Home Page
Active Since
Rock / Americana

Contact Info

Saint Louis, MO