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Moving on

20 Nov

USoT is in the rear-view mirror and we’re month out from our last shows, but we’ve got a couple of things in the works…

Jason and Russell have started another band (as yet unnamed) with a our friend Jeff Samuels (ex-Hat Party) on drums. This time around Jason is playing baritone guitar through a bass amp and Russell is still torturing throat and abusing guitar. We’re writing songs now, but so far it appears as though it’s going to be more mathy and angular and Unwound-like. Much more akin to the first USoT record than the last. Yes, we plan on touring.

Jason and Russell continue to play guitar in Tyranny Is Tyranny. It’s more straight forward than USoT — more post-metal/post-rock, with a focus on repetition and dynamics. The songs are, admittedly, still filtered through AmRep noise though.

In addition, Russell keeps threatening to start a solo drone/doom project — just him and a laptop. His recent obsession with Nadja, Earth, and Mamiffer  should indicate the direction this thing will go.

Stay tuned. Thanks for all your support and enthusiasm.


10 Oct

Two of our biggest supporters in Madison, Joel Shanahan and Scott Gordon, bid us a fond farewell on the October 1o installment their Madison Arts Extract podcast. They accurately describe Russell as grumpy and Bill as a brilliant bassist. We appreciate your continued support and enthusiasm. It was one reason we kept going…


4 Oct

After much thought and many personal struggles, we have decided to put an end to USoT. It is with heavy hearts that we look towards the future without this important part of our lives. USoT was so much more than music and it will be nigh-impossible for us to replace this passion, activism, and community going forward. Thanks everyone.

We are playing two final show in the next few weeks:

  • Friday October 19 @ The Dragonfly in Madison with our good friends Knife The Symphony, Nonagon, and Dick The Bruiser.
  • Saturday October 20 @ Quenchers in Chicago with KtS and Nonagon again.