The Units

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. Discography 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: https://vimeo.com/scottryser. ...show more

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. Discography 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: https://vimeo.com/scottryser. ...show less