These are trying times to use America as a unifying name, but that's exactly what DC's These United States does. Still, don't be thinking that this band travels to hoot 'n holler Lee Greenwood covers. On its recent sophomore album, Crimes, helmsman Jesse Elliott shouts about thieves and murderers and hubris and sins and salvations... (Alright, so maybe America is a fitting metaphor).
Regardless, the band is set to take its spirited psych-folk on a rambling tour up the west coast this month, making a stop for a Barack Obama fundraiser in San Francisco that features a "surprise headliner."
14 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Silverlake Lounge
15 - San Francisco, Calif. @ The Independent
16 - Oakland, Calif. @ Lobot Gallery
18 - Merced, Calif. @ The Partisan
19 - Santa Cruz, Calif. @ The Crepe Place
21 - Pendleton, Ore. @ The Great Pacific
22 - Spokane, Wash. @ Whitworth University
23 - Portland, Ore. @ Holocene
24 - Yakima, Wash. @ Yakima Sports Center
25 - Seattle, Wash. @ Sunset Tavern
21 - Swarthmore, Pa. @ Swarthmore College (w/ Bishop Allen)
Review: These United States - Crimes
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