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One hard-working American band: These United States.
August 9, 2010 Hard-working and well-traveled, this D.C. quintet has made its fair share of music. These United States has made four albums and played over 700 live shows in the past three years. The tunes on What Lasts, the band's new album, are energetic and passionate rock songs -- fitting for a band with so much creative energy.
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November 8, 2008 The Washington, D.C., band These United States writes novelistic songs packed with dense narratives and loose, ragged-edged folk, rock and Americana. While Jesse Elliott is the main creative foundation, the group is known to rotate in any number of musicians it picks up. The band discusses and performs songs from its new album, Crimes.
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March 20, 2008 With an easygoing voice, Jesse Elliott leads Washington D.C based band These United States' distinct electro-folk sound. Elements of post rock, garage and synth-pop round out their music which relies heavily on narrative songwriting. A Picture Of The Three Of Us At The Gate To The Garden Of Eden is the debut album that showcases the band's inspired reinvention of the folk.
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March 11, 2008 These United States' "First Sight" begins unassumingly, offering few hints of the verbal flood to follow: a bevy of images, all delivered with the same gentle intensity. These small melodic bits pull and push the listener's attention, moving continuously under layered melodies and a wash of words.
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These songs will change your life back to the way it was before The Shins changed it the first time.
Photo Illustration: Lars Gotrich; Photos: Brandon Feagan via Flickr
February 28, 2008 The Black Crowes are lashing out at Maxim magazine for reviewing the band's new album -- apparently without actually hearing it first. Carrie Brownstein does the same to albums we really wish existed.
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