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New These United States music video, plus co-headlining dates announced with Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson

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These United States

MP3: These United States – “Everything Touches Everything”


“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.


10/06 Iowa City, IA The Mill *#
10/07 Chicago, IL Subterranean #
10/09 Louisville, KY WFPK Live Lunch
10/09 Louisville, KY Skull Alley %
10/10 Lexington, KY Al’s Bar
10/11 Athens, OH Mountain Stage
10/21 New York, NY Pianos / Force Field PR Day Party
10/21 New York, NY Pianos @
10/30 Lubbock, TX Bash Riprocks %
10/31 Santa Fe, NM Corazon
11/04 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland $
11/05 Santa Cruz, CA TBA
11/06 San Francisco, CA Hotel Utah $
11/08 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios $
11/09 Seattle, WA High Dive $
11/10 Vancouver, BC Media Club $
11/16 Detroit, MI The Cafe at the Majestic Theater $
11/17 Toronto, ONT Drake $
11/18 Montreal, QC Il Motore $
11/19 Brooklyn, NY Bell House $
11/20 New York, NY Mercury Lounge $
12/31 Denver, CO Hi-Dive

* = w/ Paleo
# = w/ Or, The Whale
$ = w/ Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
% = w/ Jessica Lea Mayfield
@ = 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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