These United States is the quartet’s fifth studio album to date and features collaborations with John McCauley of Deer Tick, Michael Nau of Cotton Jones, Matthew Houck of Phosphorescent, Laura Burhenn of The Mynabirds, Ben Sollee, David Moore of Langhorne Slim, Josh Read of Revival, and the entire Frontier Ruckus band. Recorded with Duane Lundy (Jim James, Ben Sollee, Adam Arcuragi), the LP is a rambunctious melting pot of rock-and-roll, psych pop, folk balladry, and outlaw country. It’s a concept album that acts as a panoramic snapshot of numerous American musical styles over the past century, but still looks forward to the weird new world at the completion of the Mayan calendar.
These United States has announced the release of its forthcoming self-titled album, out on June 12th with United Interests. Written and recorded throughout 2011 with 20 outside musical collaborators from coast to coast, the s/t release is aptly named serving as a culmination of bandleader Jesse Elliott’s geographical aspirations. The band will support the album on a run of Midwest and East Coast dates with Trampled By Turtles, commencing the tour with a sold-out Minneapolis performance.
Inspired by the incredible mix of stories and people across these places, along with the breathtaking landscapes of the nation, Elliott returned to Kentucky and New York over several sessions to longtime band partners J. Tom Hnatow, Justin Craig, and Robby Cosenza, to make sense — and sound — of it all. More details on the album to come.
These United States Live in Concert
Wed 4/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue (Sold Out)
Thurs 4/12 – Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theater
Fri 4/13 – Chicago, IL @ The Metro
Sat 4/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s
Sun 4/15 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
Tues 4/17 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Wed 4/18 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Thurs 4/19 – Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater
Fri 4/20 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club
Sat 4/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Sun 4/22 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson
Sat 4/28 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theater
(All dates with Trampled by Turtles)