Posted in music on May 21, 2014

United Nations at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
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United Nations, the "emo powerviolence" band of Thursday's Geoff Rickly which also includes/included members of Converge, Glassjaw and Pianos Become the Teeth, have signed with Temporary Residence Ltd. (Explosions in the Sky, Young Widows) who will release The Next Four Years, their first full length since their self-titled 2008 debut, on July 15. No music has been released from it yet, but you can watch a video of them playing one of its songs "United Nations Vs. United Nations" at Saint Vitus, below.

Meanwhile, catch UN at The Fest this year if you're going. Cover art above. Video and LP tracklist below...

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United Nations - "United Nations Vs. United Nations" / "Never Mind the Bombings, Here's Your Six Figures" at Saint Vitus in January, 2013

The Next Four Years Tracklist:
1. Serious Business
2. Meanwhile On Main Street
3. Revolutions At Varying Speeds
4. False Flags
5. United Nations Find God
6. Between Two Mirrors
7. Fuck The Future
8. Stole The Past
9. United Nations Vs. United Nations
10. F#A#$
11. Music For Changing Parties

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Comments (39)

PBBBBTTTTTT!!!!

Thursday and Glassjaw to "emopowerviolence" LOL

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 10:06 AM

This is not powerviolence lol

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 10:08 AM

cool, the physical box set sounds INSANE

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 10:22 AM

Geoff Rickly readily tweets out shout outs to his girlfriend who is some famous food blogger who doesn't look like she has a tattoo on her body or any interest in the music he plays. Maybe that's why it works but still, it goes to show you that some fame will get any pretty girl to fuck your tiny vegan dick.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 10:23 AM

WTF is "powerviolence" anyway?

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 10:24 AM

sounds like geoff rickly needs a lesson in the difference between copyrights and trademarks. also it's unlikely that temporary residence isn't going to file copyright registrations for this record. while UN might decide not to file registrations in the musical composition rights for the song, TR will likely file registrations for the sound recordings.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 10:31 AM

The chicken hawks at St. Vitus,
They say that they abound,
Well I got picked as catcher
And not a reach-around!
Oh, I don't want no more of army life!
Gee Ma, I wanna go home!

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 10:39 AM

No tattoos? How does she even exist?

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 10:46 AM

who the fuck?

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 10:49 AM

Everything about this guy is so embarrassing. He's like a perma-teen.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 10:51 AM

Wow, a bite off Black Flag "The First Four Years", how original.

Get some originality, fellas.

Oh yeah, you play in the most un-hardcore punk of bands so this is bullshit.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 10:56 AM

Wow will people from '90s bands stop making music.

'80s people/bands, too.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 11:02 AM

gonna be the record of the year.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 11:22 AM

Cannot wait.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 11:22 AM

Remember when Geoff tried to be Sean McCabe, sloppy!

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 11:37 AM

saw these faggots at skate and surf. They unfortunately were surprisingly good. FUCK.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 12:09 PM

What's with the bandname?

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 12:20 PM

Geoff is more concerned with hitting up bands like a fan girl on Twitter and being besting with scenester queen Maria Peewee Sherman than being an actual adult or musician these days.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 12:23 PM

^ Truth

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 12:28 PM

^^^^^seems like you spend a lot of time researching this human you seem to not like.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 12:39 PM

Better than thursday ever was. 10 out of 10 for improvement mr rickly.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 12:48 PM

scarves all butthurt when they hear some real music. amusing.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 12:51 PM

^ mouse, meet dick cheese

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 1:11 PM

lmao at considering thursday and united nations real music. if you're 14, maybe.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 1:19 PM

^^^^^Stuck in Time. 14 year olds listen to EDM. Hows being old treatin ya?

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 1:23 PM

The worst part about this is that its good.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 1:26 PM

While this may or may not be crap, At least its not hot topic punk.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 1:38 PM

"Stuck in Time. 14 year olds listen to EDM. Hows being old treatin ya?"

This.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 2:13 PM

They're playing Maria Peewee Sherman's half birthday party I heard.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 2:25 PM

Geoff's a nice guy

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 4:03 PM

Yes, every single 14 year old listens to EDM. Yup. Totally right.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 4:14 PM

The arguing is upsetting me, and
I don't want to feel this way forever.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 4:40 PM

Hummus will save you. Let those Phyto-Nutrients enter the blood stream and commence hip thrusting.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 6:36 PM

You argue that these bands are for 14 year olds, then when it's
Pointed out you are probably not correct, you defend the fact that 14 year olds have several musical tastes by suggesting that the idea they all listen to edm
Is insane...so the only alternative is those two bands? Then yes they are probably listening to them. I pride myself on not knowing much about 14 year olds as a childless grown man. HOWEVER what I find the most concerning is
That you are so aware of 14 year olds likes and activities ...is this Ian Watkins?

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 9:17 PM

I like 14 year olds. They mow my lawn while I plow their mom.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 10:16 AM

Why is everyone in the comments section so butthurt? It's kind of weird. Its probably just one really mad dude.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 3:36 PM

If you haven't listened to United Nation's self titled, do yourself a favour and check it out. It'll blow you away.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 3:38 PM

Quite good. Not powerviolence though

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 8:09 PM

I've wanted United Nations out of New York for some time now.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 8:32 PM

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