2.28.2008

Not Those United States, THESE UNITED STATES

So I've been waiting for this one for a while now. I think Jesse Elliott and David Strackany aka These United States have been waiting for it also. A Picture of the Three of Us at the Gate to the Garden of Eden is their brand spanking new LP that comes out on March 4th. For those that are unfamiliar with These United States, then let me bring you up to speed. They play soulful folk rock that doesn't blend with the ordinary too well. There's spice and flavor with each note and verse. And there's something else. Maybe it was the open mind I had when I first gave this album a listen. There was a freedom within the music that really allowed my thoughts to wander through this world created by Strackany's unique production and Elliott's emotional croon. I felt as if I was floating on a little row boat drifting out to sea, singing along with some fantasy melody, and it was the only thing keeping me sane. Strange, I know. But hey, I am what I am and These United States are that friggin good.

mp3: These United States - Jenni Anne --> website --> buy

Oh yeah...they're on a crazy 33 date tour (not including SXSW)(and when are these guys not touring?) Here are the dates:

03/03 - Experiment #1 - Arlington, VA - IOTA, 03/04 - Experiment #2 - Richmond, VA - Gallery 5, 03/05 - Experiment #3 - Chapel Hill, NC - Nightlight, 03/06 - Experiment #4 - Asheville, NC - The Rocket Club, 03/07 - Experiment #5 - Athens, GA - Flicker, 03/08 - Experiment #6 - Birmingham, AL - Jonathan Benton Bookseller, 03/10 - Experiment #7 - Shreveport, LA - The Actor's Cafe, 03/11 - Experiment #8 - Dallas, TX - Club DaDa, 03/12 - SXSW - Austin, TX - Emo's Main Room, Terrorbird/ForceField Party, 03/13 - SXSW - Austin, TX - Cream Vintage, DC Does TX Party, 03/14 - SXSW - Austin, TX - AfterTheJumpFest Party, 03/16 - Experiment #9 - El Paso, TX - Q8, 03/18 - Experiment #10 - Tucson, AZ - Plush, WXSW Festival, 03/19 - Experiment #11 - Phoenix, AZ - Trunk Space, 03/20 - Experiment #12 - San Diego, CA - The Epicentre, 03/21 - RADIO - Los Angeles, CA - Indie 103, 03/21 - Experiment #13 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo Curio03/22 - Experiment #14 - Merced, CA - The Partisan, 03/23 - Experiment #15 - San Francisco, CA - Hotel Utah, 03/25 - Experiment #16 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios, 03/26 - Experiment #17 - Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern03/27 - Experiment #18 - Boise, ID - Area Code03/28 - Experiment #19 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge, 03/29 - Experiment #20 - Denver, CO - Hi-Dive, 03/31 - Experiment #21 - Minneapolis, MN - 400 Bar, 04/01 - Experiment #22 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews. 04/02 - RADIO - Iowa City, IA - KRUI 89.7, 04/02 - Experiment #23 - Iowa City, IA - Mission Creek Fest, 04/03 - TROT - Rock Island, IL - Daytrotter Encore Session, 04/03 - Experiment #24 - Chicago, IL - The Hideout, 04/04 - RADIO - Cincinnati, OH - WOXY Lounge Act, 04/04 - Experiment #25 - Louisville, KY - The 930, 04/05 - Experiment #26 - Lexington, KY - The Dame, 04/07 - Experiment #27 - Providence, RI - AS220, 04/08 - Experiment #28 - Somerville, MA - P.A.'s Lounge, 04/09 - Experiment #29 - Portsmouth, NH - Studio Verte, 04/10 - Experiment #30 - New York, NY - Cake Shop, 04/11 - Experiment #31 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Hall, 04/12 - Experiment #32 - Baltimore, MD - Talking Head, 04/13 - Experiment #33 - Washington, DC - Black Cat

4 comments:

Val said...

Not to be pedantic - but you might want to fix the typo in the title because there actually is a band out of Atlanta called Untied States. I was actually a little confused for a second. Untied States sound like they've been listening to Amnesiac and then kicked some red clay over it. These United States = DC's version of americana. Great post. Can't wait for their DC Does TX set.

laurent the laurent said...

Whoah! Thanks for the save there Val. I'm firing our editor as I write this...wait...I am the editor...dang.

BC said...

Will check out! Thanks for the tip.

No Philly date? What gives?


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