Hear a searing new song by United Nations, fronted by Thursday’s Geoff Rickly

Hear a searing new song by United Nations, fronted by Thursday’s Geoff Rickly

Photo: Pablo Van Winkle
Photo: Pablo Van Winkle

United Nations—a post-hardcore supergroup formed by Thursday singer Geoff Rickly, Converge drummer Ben Koller, and Glassjaw frontman Daryl Palumbo—has remained a mysterious presence since its inception in 2005, partly due to the contractual obligations of its various members and partly because, well, the real United Nations got pissed at them for using the name. Finally, the shadowy outfit’s current lineup, which now includes members of screamo skin-peelers Pianos Become The Teeth, has recorded its debut full-length. Titled The Next Four Years (with a nod toward Black Flag’s The First Four Years), the album revives the harrowing angst and politically-charged rage of forbears like Nation Of Ulysses and Refused, as heard on the searing track “Meanwhile On Main Street” (which is being debuted here). If this is what the next four years will be like, get a hard hat.

The Next Four Years will be released July 15 via Temporary Residence Ltd.

United Nations tour 2014

August 2—St. Vitus—Brooklyn, New York

August 3—Boot & Saddle—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

August 5—Great Scott—Boston, Massachusetts

August 6—Il Motore—Montreal, Quebec

August 7—Sneaky Dee’s—Toronto, Ontario

August 8—Magic Stick Lounge—Detroit, Michigan

August 9—Township—Chicago, Illinois

August 11—The Demo—St. Louis, Missouri

August 12—Southgate House Revival—Newport, Kentucky

August 13—Beachland Tavern—Cleveland, Ohio

August 14—The Smiling Moose—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

August 15—Ottobar—Baltimore, Maryland

August 16—Rock & Roll Hotel—Washington, D.C.

August 17—Asbury Lanes—Asbury Park, New Jersey

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