These United States Offers First Single ‘Dead & Gone’ for MP3 Download – Perform at Taft Theater on 4/28 with Trampled By Turtles

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These United States

These United States has debuted the first single “Dead & Gone” today from its eponymous new album, out on June 12th with United Interests. The s/t full-length was written and recorded throughout 2011 with 20 outside musical collaborators from coast to coast, serving as a culmination of bandleader Jesse Elliott‘s geographical aspirations. Inspired by the incredible mix of stories and people across the country, Elliott returned to Kentucky and New York over several sessions to longtime band partners J. Tom HnatowJustin Craig, and Robby Cosenza to make sense — and sound — of it all. The band will be in attendance at this year’s SXSW, with Elliott participating as a guest speaker on a Panel discussing the authenticity of modern day Americana music. These United States have also announced Midwest and East Coast dates withTrampled By Turtles, kicking off the tour with a sold-out Minneapolis performance on April 11th.

These United States is the quartet’s fifth studio album to date and features collaborations with John McCauley of Deer TickMichael Nau of Cotton JonesMatthew Houck of PhosphorescentLaura Burhenn ofThe MynabirdsBen SolleeDavid Moore of Langhorne SlimJosh Read of Revival, and the entire Frontier Ruckus band. Recorded with Duane Lundy (Jim James, Ben Sollee, Adam Arcuragi), the LP is a rambunctious melting pot of rock-and-roll, psych pop, folk balladry, and outlaw country. It’s a concept album that acts as a panoramic snapshot of numerous American musical styles over the past century, but still looks forward to the weird new world at the completion of the Mayan calendar.


These United States Live in Concert 

3/14 -18 – Austin, TX – SXSW
3/17 – The United States of Americana Panel
(Austin Convention Center, Room 17B @ 2-3pm)  33
4/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue  (Sold Out)
4/12  –  Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theater
4/13 – Chicago, IL @ The Metro
4/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s
4/15 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
4/17 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
4/18 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
4/19 – Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater
4/20 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club
4/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
4/22 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson
4/28 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theater

(All dates with Trampled by Turtles)

These United States Tracklisting

1. Dead & Gone

2. Born Young

3. Let the River

4. Miss Underground

5. Maps

6. Two Gods

7. Not Gone Tonight

8. So Sweet to be Back

9. The Angel’s Share

10. The Park

11. Vince

12. Never Stop Falling

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