Those Darlins & These United States
These United States bio
One part Rolling Thunder Revue, one part banged-and-bruised balladeering, two parts just plain strange, These United States have their sights set on a rock-and-roll reformation. Taking their cues as much from Walt Whitman as from Wilco, Jesse Elliott and co. walk the thin line between the coffeehouse and the roadhouse,
spinning something fiercely, unapologetically positive out of the sinking reality of an empire gone Titanic.
After releasing 2 albums and playing 200 shows in 2008, the DC-Kentucky- psych-folk- lit-pop rockers are rumbling surely towards the next benchmarks in a long string of critical acclaim, including several Best of 2008 mentions for Crimes and A Picture of the Three of Us..., and features on NPR's "All Things Considered," Paste, Filter, Village Voice, Brooklyn Vegan,Daytrotter, My Old Kentucky Blog, The Onion, Jambase, KEXP, WOXY, and KCRW.
Press Quotes: "It is, without being at all overly enthusiastic, one of the best records you will hear this
year, and it will make you feel completely human." - DAYTROTTER "A beautiful collection of understated, orchestral roots rock that will enrapture both NPR
and Pitchfork devotees." - ALTERNATIVE PRESS
" A bevy of images, all delivered with the same gentle intensity... small melodic bits pull and push the listener's attention, moving continuously under layered melodies and a wash of words. - NPR
"The production is spot-on and few albums in recent memory put a candle to the lyricism present here." - KEXP
"It is easily one of the grooviest efforts of 2008. Even though it sounds like it was made in 1968." - WIRED
"Labyrinthine and grandiose... the 12-song cycle coils around itself in tales that rage and lull in turns. An impressive achievement... a rousing communal affair befitting it's epic and twisted ambition" - PASTE MAGAZINE
"It's a phenomenal record..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." - YOU AIN'T NO PICASSO
MP3 (digital music file)
"I Want You To Keep Everything" http://unitedinterests.com/uishare/TUS_2009_Single.mp3
"Honor Amongst Thieves" http://unitedinterests.com/uishare/These_United_States_Honor_Amongst_Thieves.mp3
Those Darlins Biography
Those Darlins are a garage country band from Murfreesboro, TN. The ladies went live in 2006 and attracted immediate attention for their rowdy, cheerfully sarcastic, and sometimes boozed-fueled show, and for their unique interplay of distinct personalities. While considered to be the next big thing associated to Nashville's rock scene, Those Darlins' curious mix of classic country and ragged garage rock makes them one of a kind, eliciting comparisons like, "The Carter Family meets The Black Lips." In 2009, the girls toured feverishly, playing 140 shows and sharing the stage with the likes of Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys), Deer Tick, King Khan & BBQ Show, Wanda Jackson, Jon Spencer, and Dr. Dog. They made huge waves at SXSW, Bonnaroo, and Garage Fest.
2010 has already been full, with a Eastern headlining tour selling out many cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, St. Louis, Louisville, Brimingham, Nashville, and more. They have received widespread critical acclaim for their self-titled debut album, recorded in NYC and produced by Jeff Curtin, whose credits includeVampire Weekend's debut. Expect a 7" in the fall of 2010 and their sophomore full length at the top of 2011.
Turbo Fruits, led by Jonas Stein (formerly of Be Your Own Pet) is a group of four rambunctious dudes.
Jonas, Matt, Dave and Kingsley all live in Tennessee and can't get enough of it.
They enjoy this list of "things" very much.
1. a day out on the river
2. a day out on the lake
3. taking their shirts off
4. shitting with the door open
5. turkey hunting
6. riding and making love to motorcycles
7. walking around the house in underwear
8. big ass titties
9. goin really really fast
10. a good bar
11. bad jokes
13. cliff jumping
15. cheap domestic beer
17. big dogs
18. the farm
20. turnin' it up really loud
21. hot tubs
25. fridays, saturdays, and sundays
Jonas Stein: vocals, guitar
Dave McCowen: bass, vocals
Matt Hearn: drums
Kingsley Brock: guitar, vocals
THE DEEP DARK WOODS
"Winter Hours", The Deep Dark Woods' sophomore release on Black Hen Music, is an album full of raw emotion, sadness, beautiful vocals and harmonies, new sounds, and well thought out arrangements. Working with Juno award winning producer/musician Steve Dawson at Vancouver's famed recording studio "The Factory", they managed to bring out an energy that the new songs deserved, recording the album live off the floor. What was created represents a collection of their best songs yet, the ever changing sound of the band, and a step forward from their touted first release "Hang Me, oh Hang Me", which was nominated for Best Roots Album at the Western Canadian Music Awards this year.
The timeless sound of the aptly named "The Deep Dark Woods" belongs to the depressing winters of the north. Pulsing with human warmth, these original songs echo through the lonesome night. Ryan Boldt's plainspoken lyrics offer a strong but gentle tone which understates poetry, oftentimes as startling as hot blood in fresh snow. Despite the dark themes, the heaviness never overwhelms the music's playfulness. An utterly fun rhythm section, brilliant guitar work, and eerily rich harmonies drive the songs. One could easily be forgiven for mistaking their songs as treasures of decades past, as
The Deep Dark Woods approach their instruments with studied respect for the honoured traditions of the shadowy side of roots music. Once again this album showcases The Deep Dark Woods versatility, sifting through different sounds and styles that are melded together. From songs like Farewell and How Can I Try which are older than band itself to Polly which was written out of the blue while all 4 members were jamming. Major highlights of the album are current fan favorites at shows The Winter Hours, and
The Gallows, where The Birds on the Bridge, and the album's single All the Money I Had Is Gone show a very strong personal side. The album features only one full out rock song, Two Time Loser, a departure from their previous album, which has given the DDW a chance to explore other facets of their sound. When First Into This Country is a traditional English folk song while you can hear definite r & b influences in the epic Sun Never Shines. In spite of these contrasts, the songs manage to be united by the warmth of their vocal harmonies, moody guitar tones and lumbering rhythm section.
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