While Ryan Adams and Lucero have gotten a lot of traction out of crying in their beers over haggard and forlorn country rock, the Brooklyn band dares to look on the sunnier side of the dust bowl. - Consequence of Sound
It’s time to jump off the melancholy train and a hitch a ride into the summer time with Brooklyn, NY/Carrboro, NC based roots rockers, These United States. On their latest self-titled album, TUS shrugs of the sullen Americana bug that has infected the world and instead brings us the fun side of country tinged roots rock, which happily teeters between Beck’s alt-country experiments and Drive-By Truckers ditties.
If “Let the River In” doesn’t get you ready for that 6-pack sitting in your porch fridge, I don’t know what will.