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Get to Know These United States

August 26th, 2010


The rousing, rootsy These United States have toured steadily since forming in 2006. Of course it’s easy to do so when you’ve just about always got new music. And one thing’s for sure, these guys are prolific: In 2008, the band released two albums just six months apart, A Picture of the Three of Us at the Gate to the Garden of Eden and the more rousing Crimes, to much acclaim even though the discs cover somewhat different musical territory. Last year they put out Everything Touches Everything, and in July they released What Lasts. Led by Jesse Elliott, These United States (above, playing “I Want You to Keep Everything” for hearya.com) sometimes sound psychedelic and at other times endearingly rambling and twangy, but, regardless, they’re always fun. Find out for yourself on Saturday at Mercury Lounge.