Hurtin' Units

Hurtin' Units

 Cortland, New York, USA
BandPopPunk

The Sound is distinct and original. There's an occasional reference of their Punk Rock influences (Ramones, Bouncing Souls, Descendents, Goo Goo Dolls) but for the most part they seamlessly transcend genres though out every track to form a sound all of their own.

Biography

When you hear a Hurtin' Units song you know its the Hurtin' Units. Their sound is distinct and original. There's an occasional reference of their Punk Rock influences (Ramones, Bouncing Souls, Descendents, Goo Goo Dolls) but for the most part they seamlessly transcend genres though out every track to form a sound all of their own. Formed in the fall of 1999, Hurtin' Units, have always been known for the energy of their live show and the broad demographic they reach through big guitars, pounding tempos, giant hooks, unforgettable harmonies & melodies. Its not rare for a mother to mention to the guys that their 7 year old son has all of their songs memorized or the former mayor of their small town telling them how much he loves to play their CD when he's at the gym. Hurtin' Units went through various lineups for various reasons over the last 13 years. They even went on 2 "Permanent Hiatuses" for 2 non-permanent reasons. The CD that was referenced earlier, "Hometown" was produced in 2005 with one of those "Various" lineups. Although they were proud of the end product in the end, sonically, it didn't capture the esenece or the energy of their live performances. For whatever reason the universe continued on without the Hurtin' Units producing any music. A few random events would occur that would eventually culminate with the original lineup holed up in a freezing cold basement wailing out "classics" from their back catalog and a few "One-Off" shows would follow. It wasn't until new material began to emerge that these four "brothers" realized this was meant to be and the full resurrection of the Hurtin' Units was underway. The past was just that, the past. The Units are now fully charged, live shows under their belt including appearances in NYC (one with their childhood idol Paul Collins). More shows are booked and about 18 new songs are written and awaiting the airwaves. The story is great. The reunion is exciting. The new material is undeniable.

Discography

2000 - Will Play for Chocolate
2007 - Small Time
2012 - Not Yet Titled (Release Date TBA)