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These United States to release 3rd album, Everything Touches Everything, Sept. 1

By June 9, 2009No Comments

These United States

Summer tour dates also announced, including festival stops, as the band nears its 500th show

With their third full length release in 18 months, These United States surrender themselves to unbridled rock and roll exuberance: ringing guitars, thundering drums, desperate yearning bordering on hope. Everything Touches Everything, out Sept. 1 on Colorado-based United Interests, came together the week of January 20th, 2009, as 4 million new friends descended on the city of Washington, DC (one of two places, with Lexington, KY, the band calls home). Laughter, belief, chaos, history, frigid cold wild mercury winter morning sunshine – it was a good place to be making music.

By turns larger-than-life and disarmingly intimate, this is 42 minutes of folk in the truest sense – a record of the moment, of the cultural and emotional forces that animate everyday existence somewhere down below the headlines. (But never apart from them. Bandleader Jesse Elliott had two different albums in mind; he let the November election decide which one the group would record.) And These United States — Elliott, Robby Cosenza, J. Tom Hnatow, Justin Craig, and Colin Kellogg — play it the way folk was meant to be played: hard, fast, big, slow, long, loud, loose, at last unburdened. They play like they mean it. Like there’s never been a better time to be alive.

They’ll celebrate all that living the only way they know how this summer, with a coast-to-coast tour of the festival circuit. From Chicago to Brooklyn to Big Sur, Los Angeles to Louisville and back New York way again, they’ll share stages with everyone from Crosby Stills & Nash to The Mother Hips, The Black Keys to The Black Crowes, DeVotchKa to Deer Tick, Del McCoury to Dr. Dog. Sure enough, everything touches everything. Almost 500 shows into their adventure together, the five very reinvigorated members of These United States are determined to reach a decent amount of it all.


06/19 Chicago, IL Taste of Randolph St. *
06/27 Brooklyn, NY Prospect Park / Celebrate Brooklyn *#
07/01 San Francisco, CA Hemlock Tavern &
07/02 Berkeley, CA The Starry Plough
07/03 Big Sur, CA Mother Hips’ Family Hipnic
07/04 Quincy, CA High Sierra Festival
07/05 Quincy, CA High Sierra Festival
07/07 Visalia, CA Cellar Door &
07/09 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex $
07/11 St. Louis, MO The Luminary – Center for the Arts
07/12 Louisville, KY Forecastle Festival
07/23 Bridgeport, CT Gathering of the Vibes Festival
07/24 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom %

* = w/ Dr. Dog
# = w/ Phosphorescent
& = w/ Red Cortez
$ = w/ Dusty Rhodes
% = w/ Deer Tick

These United States
Everything Touches Everything
(United Interests)
Street date: Sept 1, 2009

1. I Want You to Keep Everything
2. Will It Ever
3. Everything Touches Everything
4. Night & the Revolution
5. The Secret Door
6. Conquest & Consequence
7. I’m Gonna Assemble a City
8. Good Bones
9. The Important Thing
10. End
11. Good Night Wish


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