“The Next Four Years” is the title of the second album from UNITED NATIONS, fronted by THURSDAY‘s Geoff Rickly. Featuring Jonah Bayer of LOVEKILL, Lukas Previn of ACID TIGER, David Haik Zac Sewell of PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH. “Serious Business” (officially premiered via Noisey) is one hell of a serious shit, no doubt about it. Mixing powerviolence with screamo and melodic hardcore parts with chaotic, grindcorish turns, this new track is a killer! Listen for yourself and scroll down to see their upcoming Summer dates!
8/2 New York, NY @ St. Vitus
8/3 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
8/5 Boston, MA – Great Scott
8/6 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
8/7 Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
8/8 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Lounge
8/9 Chicago, IL @ Township
8/11 St. Louis @ The Demo
8/12 Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival
8/13 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
8/14 Pittsburgh, OH @ The Smiling Moose
8/15 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
8/16 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
8/17 Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
Here’s the old bio of UNITED NATIONS, released in the previous album era:
Originally rumored to be a project founded by veterans from Thursday and more, United Nations’ existence and subsequent recordings have been cloaked in confusion since their rumored inception. On the heels of the release of their debut full length on the Eyeball label in 2008, the United Nations Organization (UNO) shut down the band’s pages on Social networking sites worldwide. The band was also forced to alter their debut album’s cover, sighting retail stores refusal to carry the title with controversial artwork. This informational blackout further added to the aura of mystery surrounding the band, allowing them to grow stronger amidst the chaos.
2010 brings the release of “Never Mind The Bombings, Here’s Your Six Figures”, the second alleged release from the band. “Nevermind…” is a spastic and violent four song explosion that brings to mind the bygone days of the mid-1990’s “screamo” sub-genre. A poignant musical missile meant to sink today’s safe and predictable musical establishment.
Members of United Nations are currently involved with other projects, no word on future releases at this time.
Photo by Eric Montana.