Despite the fact that their first release as Vultures United wasn't released until 2008, the core of this band has been kicking out excellent hardcore jams in Orange County, California for close to a decade. With a couple of EPs already under their belt and their debut full-length "Savages" out on LP and CD from Red Scare Industries, the band found a new home for some unreleased material in Kiss of Death Records. Their new EP "To Live and Die in Gainesville" was recorded at Buzzbomb Sound Labs in Orange County, California (Thrice, AFI, Death By Stereo) and showcases the band doing what they do best: Playing angst-ridden, no-frills hardcore punk. It's tough, but not in a jocky kind of way. Instead the band draws on old school influences to bring about a sound reminiscent of contemporary bands like the Nerve Agents, The Bronx and Fucked Up. While Vultures United may not exactly tour relentlessly they have still managed to share the stage with the likes of Propaghandi, The Lawrence Arms, Paint it Black, and more. The band has also made it a point to fly out whenever possible to perform at Festivals (the Fest FL/Riot Fest) and hopes to make an East Coast and a second European tour possible in the near future. Sonically, Vultures United are fast and angry. Lyrically, they can be political without being sloganeering or preachy. Vultures United have never had lofty goals, and their humbleness is apparent. In the end, they just hope to keep people interested, release music when they can and use the band as a stress-reliever from the day-to-day bullshit we all have to deal with. They're one of those bands doing it for all the right reasons.