Posted in music | tour dates on April 24, 2014

PUSA

Veteran quirk rockers The Presidents of the United States of America had planned to be done recording music after 2008's These Are the Good Times People, but as drummer Jason Finn puts it, they "accidentally did it again" with this year's PledgeMusic-funded Kudos to You!, which came out this past February. It features a few re-workings of of older PUSA material and material from some of singer Chris Ballew's other projects, and new stuff too. The Long Winters' John Roderick makes an appearance, singing on "Crown Victoria." Listen to that one below, and stream the whole record at RDIO.

PUSA are also heading out on a tour this year which brings them to NYC for a show on August 6 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/25) at 10 AM.

All dates are listed, with the song stream, below...

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The Presidents of the United States of America - "Crown Victoria" (ft. John Roderick)

The Presidents of the United States of America -- 2014 Tour Dates
May 01 Bear Tooth Theatrepub Anchorage, AK
May 02 The Blue Loon Fairbanks, AK
May 03 The Blue Loon Fairbanks, AK
Jun 13 St. Andrews Hall Detroit, MI
Jun 14 Deluxe at Old National Centre Indianapolis, IN
Jun 17 House of Blues Chicago Chicago, IL
Jun 18 Gillioz Theatre Springfield, MO
Jul 20 Benicassim Dublin, Ireland
Jul 25 MAFZ Erlebnispark Paaren Schönwalde Glien, Germany
Aug 06 Irving Plaza New York, NY
Aug 09 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
Aug 10 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
Aug 12 House of Blues Cleveland Cleveland, OH
Aug 13 The Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 20 Gothic Theatre Englewood, CO
Aug 23 House of Blues Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
Aug 26 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
Aug 27 Slims San Francisco, CA

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Comments (16)

As gimmicky as they may seem, they put on a really great live show. Really a great time.

Posted by The Mighty KC | April 24, 2014 2:48 PM

Hiya! PledgeMusic rep here. The pledgers who made this album happen also got lots of great exclusives.

Posted by Jeremy Frank | April 24, 2014 2:52 PM

More bands should start tours in Alaska.

Posted by a moose in Alaska(!) | April 24, 2014 2:52 PM

Yeah I'll second that...They do put on a great show if you had any reservations about this.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2014 3:06 PM

^I did and I still do. I am also SHOCKED that there enough people want to see this band for them to play Irving Plaza. That said, I know two songs -- Lump and Peaches. And while somewhat amusing, I don't think either is very good and as such won't go out of my way to hear more.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2014 3:16 PM

wait, who's the dude on the right?

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2014 3:19 PM

Don't believe the hype.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2014 3:39 PM

The dude on the right is Andrew McKeag, former guitarist for Uncle Joe's Big Ol Driver. The original Presidents guitarist retired from live performances several years ago.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2014 3:50 PM

Sausagefest!

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2014 4:08 PM

He's Gump, he's Gump, he's Gump

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2014 4:21 PM

Bummed I never saw these dudes play when they were at Maxwell's!

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2014 4:25 PM

like em or not, amazing live show

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2014 5:23 PM

I have also heard Mach 5 and Kitty. Them and Silverchair double bill, heavy on Frogstomp, bring me back to 6th grade and I'd enjoy it

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2014 6:03 PM

This is the kind of change I was hoping for.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2014 8:01 PM

Have they altered their Supersonics song now that their basketball team relocated to Oklaholma?

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2014 12:04 AM

My friend had that album. I thought it was kinda cool but I never bought it myself. The videos were kinda memorable.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2014 12:21 AM

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