Wednesday, September 24, 2008

These United States: Crimes

These United States
United Interests Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
When you hear that a band has recorded their sophomore record in six days and that same band just released their debut last year you know it can only go two ways and there is no in-between. For These United States it went the good way because Crimes is more focused and consistent then their debut. These United States are able to find the balance between knowing when to turn it up so they are a killer bar band or keep it under control with layered melodies that simply make Crimes a solid and fun record to listen to.

Key Track: "Get Yourself Home"

Band With Similar Fire: Langhorne Slim

Get Yourself Home
West Won (mp3)

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-Reviewed by Sam DaMatta