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New These United States MP3, plus WOXY and Luxury Wafers session

By August 27, 2009No Comments

These United States

Luxury Wafers Session

MP3: These United States – “Everything Touches Everything”

WOXY Session


“TUS’ intoxicating third album brilliantly captures the overwhelming joy of simply being alive.” – Spin (8 out of 10 stars)

“One of indie-rock’s – no, make that American rock’s best kept secrets.” – Bruce Warren, WXPN

“These United States are on the cusp of it all. My Morning Jacket status. Blog darlings. Tour heroes. The whole nine yards.”- WFPK

“Urgent, intimate, and hopeful, “I Want You To Keep Everything” is the kind of song that makes you want to get out and live.” – LimeWire

“It is a crowning achievement of sonic curiosity and chief songwriter Jesse Elliott should now be considered amongst the best in the art of songcraft.” – Marquee Magazine

Receiving massive advance praise on their third album, DC-Kentucky- psych-folk-lit-pop rockers These United States are rumbling surely towards the next benchmark in a long string of critical acclaim, including the highest debut on CMJ last week with a #21 spot this week, 8 out of 10 stars in Spin, several Best of 2008 mentions and even a Best of 2009, and features on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” Spin, Paste, Filter, Village Voice, Brooklyn Vegan, Daytrotter, My Old Kentucky Blog, The Onion, Jambase, KEXP, WOXY, KEXP, KCRW, and WXPN. They play tonight at New York’s Mercury Lounge.


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.


08/27/09 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
08/28/09 Brooklyn, NY Union Hall – early acoustic show with Vandaveer + late electric show with Motel Motel
08/29/09 Washington, DC Black Cat w/ Hoots & Hellmouth, Junior League Band
09/04/09 Lexington, KY Buster’s w/ Chico Fellini, Wax Fang
09/08/09 Nashville, TN The Basement
09/09/09 St. Louis, MO Firebird
09/12/09 Denver, CO Monolith Fest
09/14/09 Santa Fe, NM Corazon
09/15/09 Tucson, AZ Plush
09/16/09 San Diego, CA Beauty Bar
09/18/09 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour w/ Everest, Parson Red Heads
09/19/09 Davis, CA Sofia’s
09/20/09 San Francisco, CA Cafe Du Nord
09/21/09 Ashland, OR Stillwater
09/22/09 Bend, OR Silver Moon
09/23/09 Boise, ID Downtown summer series
09/24/09 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
09/25/09 Seattle, WA High Dive
09/25/09 Seattle, WA KEXP – Live Session
09/26/09 Yakima, WA Yakima Center
09/27/09 Moscow, ID John’s Alley
09/29/09 Salt Lake, UT Urban Lounge w/ Slim Cessna’s Auto Club
10/01/09 Omaha, NE Slowdown
10/02/09 Grinnell, IA Grinnell College
10/03/09 Madison, WI Der Rathskeller
10/04/09 Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry
10/06/09 Iowa City, IA The Mill
10/07/09 Chicago, IL Subterranean
10/09/09 Louisville, KY Skull Alley w/ Jessica Lea Mayfield
10/09/09 Louisville, KY WFPK – Live Lunch
10/11/09 Athens, OH NPR’s Mountain Stage radio show at Ohio Univ. w/ Southern Culture On The Skids
10/21/09 New York, NY Pianos CMJ Showcase w/ Evan Dando

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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