by Andrew Sacher

United Nations at 285 Kent in 2013 (more by Brad Sanders)
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As previously discussed, Geoff Rickly's (ex-Thursday) much heavier band, United Nations, are releasing a new album, The Next Four Years, on July 15 via Temporary Residence Ltd. They just put out the first single from the album, "Serious Business," a spastic take on screamo and post-hardcore that's a pretty good sign this album is going to be killer. You can listen to that below.

The band have also announced a tour, and though the openers haven't officially been announced, it appears newer likeminded post-hardcore band Frameworks are on most dates, including the NYC show happening August 2 at Saint Vitus. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Both bands also play The Fest. All dates are listed, with the new song stream, below...

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United Nations - "Serious Business"

United Nations / Frameworks -- 2014 Tour Dates
8/2/14 - New York, NY - St. Vitus
8/3/14 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
8/5/14 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
8/6/14 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore
8/7/14 - Toronto, QB - Sneaky Dee's
8/8/14 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick Lounge
8/9/14 - Chicago, IL - Township
8/11/14 - St. Louis - The Demo
8/12/14 - Newport, KY - Southgate House Revival
8/13/14 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
8/14/14 - Pittsburgh, OH - The Smiling Moose
8/15/14 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
8/16/14 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
8/17/14 - Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes
10/31-11/2/14 - The Fest - Gainesville, FL