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These United States

With five albums of confident, laid-back folk rock made in five years, These United States are one of the most prolific bands in, well, this country. Songwriter Jesse Elliott writes earnest songs with epic scope; classic American songwriting fleshed out by sighing lap and pedal steel. Their last record, 2010′s acclaimed What Lasts, drew praise from esteemed outlets like the New York Times for its deft handling of themes as primal as life and death. At Northside, the band will celebrate the release of their fifth album, simply called These United States, with us, and you.