These United States Explore ‘Maps’ In New Animated Video

By on September 10, 2012

These United States Explore ‘Maps’ In New Animated Video
 “On the group’s aptly self-titled fifth album, Elliott reaffirms his appetite for life and adventure but with an added sense of urgency..TUS’ most upbeat album.” – Relix  
‘Superb..a rambunctious alt-country band with story-songs that are both tangled and
aphoristic.’ – NY Times

 Watch the ‘Maps’ Video at YouTube 

Wayfaring Americana outfit These United States has released a colorfully animated new video for ‘Maps’ by Maxwell Sorensen. Swirling through a solar system of landscapes and sometimes frightening destinations,  the traveling clip stays true to the song’s theme and a band that has performed in 47 US states. ‘Maps’ is taken from These United States’ eponymous album, out now on United Interests. After touring the West Coast this summer, the band will work its way back East including dates with Trampled By Turtles. 
These United States is the quintet’s fifth studio album and features collaborations with Deer Tick, Cotton Jones, Phosphorescent, The Mynabirds, Ben Sollee, Langhorne Slim, Revival, and the entire Frontier Ruckus band. Recorded with Duane Lundy (Jim James, Ben Sollee, Adam Arcuragi), the LP is a culmination of bandleader Jesse Elliott’s geographical aspirations. Inspired by the incredible mix of stories and people across the country, Elliott returned to Kentucky and New York over several sessions to longtime musical partners J. Tom Hnatow, Justin Craig, and Robby Cosenza to make sense-and sound-of it all.
These United States Tour Dates
9/7 – Portland, OR @ Musicfest NW – Aladdin Theatre  – ! 
Sat 9/08 – Hood River OR @ Cebu  –  % 
9/09 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux  –  % 
9/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court  –  $ 
9/13 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive  –   $ – % 
9/14 – Kansas City, MO @ recordBar 
9/15 – Columbia, MO @ Mojo’s 
9/29 – Yorkville, IL @ Harvest Moon Festival 
10/6 –  Rosedale, MS @ Otherfest 
10/13 – Greenville, SC @ Fall for Greenville
$ – w/ The Knew 
& – w/ Brown Bird 
! – w/ Trampled By Turtles 
% – w/ Paleo 

These United States Tracklisting
3. Let the River
4. Miss Underground
5. Maps
6. Two Gods
7. Not Gone Tonight
8. So Sweet to be Back
9. The Angel’s Share
10. The Park
11. Vince
12. Never Stop Falling


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.