The Next Four Years

Over the years Thursday frontman Geoff Rickly’s genre-spanning United Nations has featured members of Converge, Glassjaw, Pianos Become The Teeth, Acid Tiger, and the Lovekill. And while the band’s latest bears the marks of screamo, it blends those tenets with crushing monolithic rhythms and ethereal sound swaths that merit comparisons to Deafheaven’s much-loved blackgaze crossover hit Sunbather. There’s all kinds of noise happening throughout “Serious Business,” the leadoff track from the band’s upcoming The Next Four Years. Powerviolence? Sure thing. Grindcore? You got it. Honestly, though, by the time the song’s initial onslaught subsides and it settles into a pummeling half-time groove, it’s inching toward the same breathless territory as Deftones circa Around The Fur, which is great company as far as I’m concerned. Your mileage may vary; draw your own comparisons below.


(via Noisey)

The Next Four Years is out 7/15 on Temporary Residence. Pre-order it here, and catch United Nations on tour throughout the East Coast and Midwest this August:

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

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