529 Flat Shoals Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30316
9:00 p.m. Friday, July 19, 2013
Generation of Vipers
Metal | Hard Rock
9PM | $7 | 21+ Brought to you by 529
U.S. Christmas is a psychedelic rock band from Marion, North Carolina, founded in 2002. After Neurosis guitarist/vocalist Scott Kelly heard their debut album Salt The Wound he was so enamoured he signed them up to Neurot Recordings, the label he owns with fellow Neurosis members. Their sound is diverse, featuring elements of Americana, Sludge Metal, Psychedelic Rock, Space Rock and Folk.
The heart of the band and chief songwriter is singer/guitarist Nate Hall, who has also released a solo album in 2012 entitled A Great River. His vocals range from a hoarse scream to clean vocals reminiscent of Bob Dylan.
The first two albums focused on the repetition of distorted riffs - many of the songs off Eat The Low Dogs feature only a handful of them. The follow up, Run Thick In The Night had a broader sonic palette, with violinist Megham Mulhearn added to the band, along with Hall embracing his clean vocals. The record was produced by Sanford Parker of Minsk, whilst the artwork was by John Baizley of Baroness. The follow up to this record was a 40 minute song-album, The Valley Path, which received critical acclaim from the underground music community, chosen as the Album of the Day on Roadburn's website. They have supported the likes of Yob and Neurosis.
Eat of The Low Dogs was heavily influenced by the book Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy., and for the last two albums Hall says that "...have been inspired a lot by the natural world. I live right in the middle of a national forest and that's where I get a lot of my inspiration. When you live in a place like that, you sort of feel it. I'm pretty connected to this place. My family has been here for a long time. It's a real inspiring place".