Seattle’s Fort Union is a difficult band to label. Within only two tracks the group’s style ranges from folk-rock to atmospheric to indie-pop. The group is prepping their first album, which is out of the recording phase and into the final stages before pressing. The entirely self-recorded album will be released in July, will contain a total of 10 songs, and will be available on vinyl and for digital download.
In March, Fort Union made two tracks available for free downloads via their bandcamp page. Both tracks will be on the full-length but will be remastered and remixed from the current versions. “Solstice Day Parade” is a sprawling, atmospheric song that gently builds and utilizes soft layer guitar notes and vocal harmonies. “Kingdom” contrasts starkly with it’s steady beat and prominently mixed vocals. The song is straightforward, folk-tinged pop. Take a listen to the two tracks below and keep your ears open for more from Fort Union this summer.