These United States


photo by Todd Roeth

“Brilliantly captures the overwhelming joy of simply being alive.”



These United States surrender themselves to unbridled rock and roll exuberance: ringing guitars, thundering drums, desperate yearning bordering on hope. By turns larger-than-life and disarmingly intimate, this is folk in the truest sense – a record of the moment, of the cultural and emotional forces that animate everyday existence somewhere down below the headlines. (But never apart from them.) And These United States play it the way folk was meant to be played: hard, fast, big, slow, long, loud, loose, at last unburdened. They play like they mean it. Like there’s never been a better time to be alive.

Over the last five years These United States has played over 900 shows, released five albums and gained the support of NPR’s All Things Considered, World Cafe, and Mountain Stage, Spin, Paste, Filter, NY Times, Village Voice, Brooklyn Vegan, JamBase, The Onion, Daytrotter, My Old Kentucky Blog, KEXP, KCRW, WXPN, and WFUV. Festival highlights include: Lollapalooza, High Sierra, Pickathon, Glastonbury, Mt. Jam, XPoNential, Joshua Tree, Celebrate Brooklyn, and Forecastle.

Press Release

Praise for These United States:

“…novelistic songs packed with dense narratives and loose, ragged-edged folk, rock and Americana…”

“TUS’ intoxicating third album brilliantly captures the overwhelming joy of simply being alive.”
– SPIN (8 out of 10 stars)

“Superb … a rambunctious alt-country band with story-songs that are both tangled and aphoristic.” “equally at home with quiet, morose tales and galloping punky-tonk adventures.”

“One of indie-rock’s – no, make that American rock’s best kept secrets.”
– Bruce Warren, WXPN

“These United States are on the cusp of it all. My Morning Jacket status. Blog darlings. Tour heros. The whole nine yards.”

“It is, without being at all overly enthusiastic, one of the best records you will hear this year…it will make you feel
completely human.”

Past Press Highlights:

Album Reviews


Interviews A/V

Paste Forbes KEXP
Austin Chronicle Daytrotter Baeble
Three Imaginary Girls Wired Uncensored Interview
Village Voice No Depression Washington Post


Interviews – Wrote

Live Reviews

Kind Mentions

Jambase Jambase Brooklyn Vegan
AOL Spinner You Ain’t No Picasso New York Times
Washington Post WXPN My Old Kentucky Blog
Baeble Fuel/Friends RCRD LBL
Chicago Metromix Hooves on the Turf CMJ