Wednesday, February 13

These United States to tour U.S., play Athens 3/7

I've been interested in Washington, DC's These United States for quite a while, and their debut album is finally due next month. A Picture of the Three of us at the Gate to the Garden of Eden is set to hit shelves on March 4. What I've heard of these guys has hinted at fine throwback garage rock with ample pop sensibilities. They've released the first single, "First Sight," and it sounds quite a bit different than I expected -- I'll be curious which direction the album goes.

These United States - First Sight [from A Picture...]
These United States - Kings and Aces [live]
These United States - The Business [demo]

To promote the record, the band will embark on a six-week American tour including a March 7 date in Athens, Georgia. The tour's shows are billed as "Experiments 1 through 33," and each night the band will collaborate with guest musicians from the host city to play a unique set. They certainly won't have a chance to get bored.

These United States on tour:

2/14 Norhtern Liberties Winter Music Fest, Philadelphia, PA
2/15 Dante's, Frostburg, MD
2/16 Stone Soup, Shepherdstown, WV
2/23 Union Pool, Brooklyn, NY
2/28 Radio CPR, Washington, DC

These United States "Experiments 1 through 33" and SXSW:

3/03 Exp. #1 IOTA, Arlington, VA (w/ The Federal Reserve)
3/04 Exp. #2 Gallery 5, Richmond, VA
3/05 Exp. #3 Nightlight, Chapel Hill, NC
3/06 Exp. #4 The Rocket, Asheville, NC (w/ Arizona)
3/07 Exp. #5 Flicker, Athens, GA (w/ Andy from Denver)
3/08 Exp. #6 J. Benton Bookseller, Birmingham, AL
3/10 Exp. #7 Minicine, Shreveport, LA
3/11 Exp. #8 Club DaDa, Dallas, TX (w/ The Silent Years)
3/12 Emo’s Main Room Force Field, SXSW, Austin, TX
3/13 Cream Vintage. TX Party, SXSW, Austin, TX (w/ Le Loup, Georgie James)
3/14 AfterTheJumpFest, SXSW, Austin, TX
3/16 Exp. #9 Ramblin Gallery, El Paso, TX
3/18 Exp. #10 Plush, Tucson, AZ (w/ Bon Iver, Phosphorescent)
3/19 Exp. #11 Trunk Space, Phoenix, AZ
3/20 Exp. #12 The Epicentre, San Diego, CA
3/21 Exp. #13 Echo Curio, Los Angeles, CA
3/22 Exp. #14 The Partisan, Merced, CA (w/ Two Sheds)
3/23 Exp. #15 Hotel Utah, San Francisco, CA (w/ The Blank Tapes)
3/25 Exp. #16 Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
3/26 Exp. #17 Sunset Tavern, Seattle, WA
3/27 Exp. #18 This House On Fire, Boise, ID
3/28 Exp. #19 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
3/29 Exp. #20 Hi-Dive, Denver, CO
3/31 Exp. #21 400 Bar, Minneapolis, MN (w/ Vandaveer)
4/01 Exp. #22 Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, IA (w/ Vandaveer, The Lonely H)
4/02 Exp. #23 Mission Creek Fest, Iowa City, IA (w/ Vandaveer)
4/03 Exp. #24 The Hideout, Chicago, IL (w/ Vandaveer)
4/04 Exp. #25 The 930, Louisville, KY (w/ Vandaveer)
4/05 Exp. #26 The Dame, Lexington, KY (w/ Scourge of the Sea, Vandaveer)
4/07 Exp. #27 AS220, Providence, RI (w/ Deer Tick)
4/08 Exp. #28 P.A.’s Lounge, Somerville, MA
4/09 Exp. #29 Studio Verte, Portsmouth, NH
4/10 Exp. #30 Cake Shop, New York, NY
4/11 Exp. #31 Union Hall, Brooklyn, NY (w/ David Dondero)
4/12 Exp. #32 Talking Head, Baltimore, MD (w/ Casiotone for the Painfully Alone)
4/13 Exp. #33 Black Cat, Washington, DC (w/ Wye Oak)

For more on These United States, see their Myspace or official site.


Blogger Rachel said...

Ohhh I love them! Great stuff. I will have to check them out when the come to the Echo.

ps. Happy Belated Birthday! hope you had a great day. :-)

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