The Units were an American early electronic music/punk rock/New Wave/synthpunk band, founded in San Francisco in 1979 and were active until 1983. They were one of America’s early electronic New Wave bands, they are sometimes cited (along with The Screamers) as pioneers of the genre now known as synthpunk. The Units were notable for their use of synthesizers in place of guitars, and multimedia performances featuring multiple projections of satirical, instructional films critical of conformity and consumerism.


High Pressure Days (7”) 1979 self release
Warm Moving Bodies (7”) 1980 self release
Digital Stimulation (12”) 1980 on 415 Records
The Right Man (12”) 1982 on Uproar
A Girl Like You (12”) 1983 on Epic
New Way to Move (12”) 1983 on Epic
History of The Units - The Early Years: 1977 - 1983 (12” and CD) 2009 on Community Library
Units - High Pressure Days Remixes 12” 2009 on Relish
The Units - Connections (3 CD Box Set) 2011 on Opilec Music
The Units - Connections (12”) 2012 on Opilec Music

You can see videos by The Units here:

Edited by TexNology on 26 Jul 2013, 16:32

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