Why should you come early for Trampled By Turtles tonight? Becuase These United States will not only be an awesome prelude to an overall great night, but also because the D.C./Kentucky based group is a band that you should keep an eye on.
With four full-length albums already released and hundreds of tour dates throughout the last few years, these guys are doing everything they can to make a name for themselves; and well, it’s absolutely working.
Led by songwriter Jessie Elliott, These United States always bring a different twist to each album. Garage rock, synth-pop, alternative country, and folk are just a few avenues that they’ve chosen to explore. “First Sight,” a track from their debut album A Picture Of The Three Of Us At The Gate To The Garden Of Eden, set a clear tone for the band’s future potential. The combination of gentle but upbeat keyboard and Elliott’s stellar vocals leaves you humming by the end. In each of These United States’ albums, we can identify with, as NPR put it, “Elliott’s heartbroken, introspective storytelling.”
Whether you are lucky enough to have tickets to the show tonight or not, These United States are worth a listen.