The Veer Union’s Crispin Earl Checks in to explain 2006 re-release
I wanted to clear up any confusion there is as to why we are doing a re-release for “Time To Break The Spell” before “Divide The Blacken Sky” comes out this fall. I wanted people to know the progression of the band. A lot of people don’t realize that we had a record before “Against The Grain”
The reason why we re-released it is because a lot of people have not heard it. It was only available in Canada. A lot of people have been asking for it. And it gives us an opportunity to put out a new song that will be on our new record “Divide The Blackened Sky” as a bonus track. So our fans can get a taste of what is to come.
And because “Divide The Blackened Sky” was pushed back to the fall. We re-released “Time To Break The Spell” as a band aid for our fans. And if our fans want to hear our music and want to hear a new song from us they can go to our facebook page right now and check it out.
THE VEER UNION OFFER 2006 RE-RELEASE PLUS NEW BONUS TRACK
The Veer Union made their mark in 2009 with the top 10 hit single “Seasons” off their debut album Against The Grain, which peaked at #7 and was the longest charting rock song for a new artist all year. It became the theme song for the 2009 Stanley Cup winners, the Pittsburgh Penguins. “Seasons” was also featured in all Major League Baseball postseason telecast as well as NFL, NASCAR, ESPN, WWE, NHL and more. Their second release “Youth of Yesterday” was the highest added song to rock radio first week of it’s release.
They are set to release their highly anticipated sophomore CD “Divide the Blackened Sky” this fall. The majority of the album was self-produced, written and recorded by the band themselves besides one song with the help of world renowned producer Brian Howes and mixed by legendary Randy Staub.
The Veer Union’s new album release date was pushed back, there for the band will release “Time to Break The Spell” which was recorded in 2006 to their fans. This will include a new bonus track titled “I Will Remain” that will also be included on Divide The Blackened Sky . They hope this will show their fans how much they appreciate them by previewing a brand new song as well.
Hometown: Vancouver, BC, CA
Label: Universal Motown NYC
Members: Crispin, Eric, Roots, Fid, Neil
Vancouver, Canada’s THE VEER UNION is a young band with the future on their mind. It is that optimism, combined with their drive and work ethic that promises to translate THE VEER UNION’s success to the North American market. The band was formed in late 2004 by Crispin Earl and guitarist, Eric Schraeder. Originally from Port Alberni on Vancouver Island, the two longtime friends and neighbors had a common bond: “We had played in bands together and we were both living out of our rehearsal studios in downtown East Vancouver,” recalls Crispin. Living for their music was to become the thing that held the UNION together.
Crispin, who was then the vocalist for a popular local band called Everything After, was gaining national attention as a songwriter with credits on Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee’s solo CD Tommyland: The Ride. Eric, who had recently relocated back to Vancouver after a stint in Los Angeles playing with the band 40 Foot Echo (Hollywood Records), was working on projects of his own. The two wrote music together for months and found their styles extremely compatible. After this productive time, they determined it was time to find band-mates who shared their mindset. While multi-instrumentalists Eric and Crispin were recording demos for what was to become their major label debut – AGAINST THE GRAIN – they were introduced to Marc Roots (Roots) and James Fiddler (Fid) through a mutual friend. The bassist and guitarist had been in bands together and had been out on the road for some time. The four became close friends and formed a strong bond before they had even picked up instruments to jam with one another. Neil Beaton, a drummer from Langley, BC entered the fold when the band lost their original drummer. Having spent time on the road with the band as the drum tech, he understood and shared the strong bond between the band members and their drive to succeed .
After nearly two years of endless touring across the continent, the band signed a record deal with Universal/Motown Records and recorded AGAINST THE GRAIN with producer Greg Archilla (Collective Soul, Matchbox 20, Buckcherry) with a couple of tracks produced by Brian Howes (Hinder, Hedley, Daughtry and Rev Theory). Their anthemic tracks stick in your head long after the first listen. Guitar-driven, “Seasons” features a particularly powerful vocal performance from Crispin. “Over Me” delivers the message of regret over an evocative musical landscape where Eric and Fid truly shine. “Seasons, lyrically, is about seizing the day,” says Eric. “It’s a sick live track – really cool to play.”
Partnered with the “You Can Be Anything Foundation,” the band went on tour to start promoting their debut release across the US. They were proud to help them raise money for music programs in schools. They had the opportunity to play for students during their lunch hours and visited music classes to help educating them on the music industry. The touring will continue for as long as possible, “We love to meet our fans,” says Eric. “There is nothing better than sharing our music with these kids live.”
The Veer Union had made their mark in 2009 with the TOP 10 single “Seasons” which was the longest charting rock song for a new artist all year. It became the theme song for the 2009 Stanley Cup winners the Pittsburgh Penguins. “Seasons” was also featured in all Major League Baseball postseason telecast as well as NFL, NASCAR, ESPN, WWE Backlash, NHL and more. Their second release “Youth of Yesterday” was the highest added song to rock radio first week of it’s release. They had toured for 10 months in the US last year promoting their album and hitting cities across the nation. They had the opportunity to play shows and festivals with the likes of Theory of A Deadman, Staind, Seether, Korn, Hinder, Breaking Benjamin, Framing Hanley, 30 Seconds to Mars, Flyleaf and more
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