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These United States

These United States Tour
the United States

 

By: Jenny An

Combine two music writers, 30 studio musicians from the Midwest and a couple impressive producers and what do you get?

 

After playing 300 shows with acts like Page France, Georgie James and Califone, These United States is finally releasing their first album. A Picture of the Three of Us at the Gate to the Garden of Eden will be out on March 3rd via United Interests. The 36-minute album was produced by Chad Clark (Fugazi, Dismemberment Plan) and T.J. Lipple (Aloha). Other artists involved include Tom Hantow, Josh Read, Mark Charles, Josh Wenk, Winston Yu and Robby Cosenza.

 

The brain child of Jesse Elliott, a gonzo reporter, and David Strackany, better known as Paleo for his Song Diary (where he wrote about 365 songs over 365 days), sounds like Mason Jennings with the guitar stripped down, a keyboard thrown in and a dash of weird for good measure.

 

The writing skills of Elliott and Strackany are put to good use in These United States's poetic, sing-speak lyrics. "Calculating the logistics of lust, of when unspoken things could happen between us," Elliott sings in "First Sight".

 

So what does a band which made a name out of a touring schedule do in support of their new album? Tour the United States, of course. With three dates at South by Southwest, they will be touring across the country through April.

 

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These United States Tour Dates
03.03 - Arlington, VA - IOTA
03.04 - Richmond, VA - Gallery 5
03.05 - Chapel Hill, NC - Nightlight
03.06 - Asheville, NC - The Rocket
03.07 - Athens, GA - Flicker
03.08 - Birmingham, AL - J. Benton Bookseller
03.10 - Shreveport, LA - Minicine
03.11 - Dallas, TX - Club DaDa
03.12 - SXSW Austin, TX - Emo’s Main Room
03.13 - SXSW Austin, TX - Cream Vintage DC Does TX Party
03.14 - SXSW Austin, TX - AfterTheJumpFest
03.16 - El Paso, TX - Ramblin Gallery
03.18 - Tucson, AZ - Plush
03.19 - Phoenix, AZ - Trunk Space
03.20 - San Diego, CA - The Epicentre
03.21 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo Curio
03.22 - Merced, CA - The Partisan
03.23 - San Francisco, CA - Hotel Utah
03.25 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
03.26 - Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern
03.27 - Boise, ID - This House On Fire
03.28 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
03.29 - Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
03.31 - Minneapolis, MN - 400 Bar
04.01 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
04.02 - Iowa City, IA - Mission Creek Fest
04.03 - Chicago, IL - The Hideout
04.04 - Louisville, KY - The 930
04.05 - Lexington, KY - The Dame
04.07 - Providence, RI - AS220
04.08 - Somerville, MA - P.A.’s Lounge
04.09 - Portsmouth, NH - Studio Verte
04.10 - New York, NY - Cake Shop
04.11 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Hall
04.12 - Baltimore, MD - Talking Head
04.13 - Washington, DC - Black Cat


 
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