Immigrant Union tonight @ Mississippi Studios!
Written by Gin Madness on November 6, 2014
Immigrant Union Album Review: Anyway
Immigrant Union is a new wave, psychedelic, folk, rock band from Melbourne Australia.
Crisp, lush, ethereal, dreamy, bluegrass, these are the guys you would want to stumble across if you overdid it at a music festival and needed to chill out for a bit, or blast back off.
“Like Spiritualized being baptized in river of Creedence Clearwater.” The band proclaims on their Twitter page. However, tracks like “Alison” sound like early R.E.M. from their album Murmurs, and “Lake Mokoan” has a rhythm section reminiscent of Johnny Cash with vocals that sound like a more harmonic Moondoggies. You can also hear influences from C.C.R., Blue Oyster Cult, and even some America throughout the album.
Their penultimate track “War Is Peace” is the most upbeat song on the album with enthusiastic foot stomping and group clapping. And one cannot help but smile at the 1984 reference that may or may not have been intentional.
Overall, it’s a solid well polished albums that will intrigue the listener to venture to YouTube to check out some live clips.
You can see them tonight 11/6/14 at Mississippi Studios.
Doors at 8pm
Show at 9pm