See These United States Tomorrow

August 26th, 2009

These United States, whose members hail from Lexington, Ky., and Washington, D.C., have steadily toured since forming in 2006. Last year, 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. Led by Jesse Elliott, These United States can sound at times a little bit out there and at other times endearingly rambling and twangy, but, regardless, they’re always fun. Check out the band, above, playing “Honor Amongst Thieves,” and then see them live at Mercury Lounge tomorrow night.