These United States – new album, 2008 Tour Dates, MP3s
These United States are currently four guys that come from three of the best Lexington-related bands. Jesse writes the These United States songs, Mark plays as Vandaveer, and Robbie and Justin are two-thirds of Scourge of the Sea (and 100% of Fanged Robot). So if you're from Lexington, this is almost as much of a supergroup as the New Pornographers or Broken Social Scene. And even though they might not have a fraction of those bands' fame, to judge solely on Saturday's performance, they've already started playing with a level of energy that suggests that nobody bothered to tell them.
NY's turn. These United States are in town to play two NYC shows - tonight (9/29) at Cake Shop and then Tuesday at Union Hall. If you miss them this time around, I believe they'll be back for CMJ. All tour dates below...
These United States - 2008 Tour Dates
Sept 29 Mon New York, NY Cake Shop $
Sept 30 Tues Brooklyn, NY Union Hall ^
Oct 02 Thurs Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's !
Oct 03 Fri Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
Oct 04 Sat Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel #
Oct 14 Tues Los Angeles, CA Silverlake Lounge
Oct 16 Thurs San Francisco, CA TBA
Oct 18 Sat Merced, CA The Partisan
Oct 19 Sun Santa Cruz, CA The Crepe Place
Oct 22 Wed Spokane, WA Whitworth University
Oct 23 Thurs Portland, OR Holocene
Oct 25 Sat Seattle, WA Sunset Tavern
Nov 21 Fri Swarthmore, PA Swarthmore College @
$ = w/ Pepi Ginsberg, Backwords
^ = w/ Band of Annuals, The Loom
! = w/ Buried Beds
# = w/ Evangelicals, The Silent Years, Parenthetical Girls
@ = w/ Bishop Allen