If you’ve been keeping up with Philthy, you know that this week is a particularly busy week for good music… especially in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection. Brilliant new album’s drop today from semiotically-inspired songstress Emily Jane White and Detroit supergroup FAWN, both of whom I’ve recently chatted with and who currently grace Philthy’s homepage. There are also great gigs this week coming courtesy of YAMANTAKA//SONIC TITAN and Theresa Andersson… whose recent chats with myself also currently grace our homepage. However, I don’t want you to forget about These United States. Today the band’s self-titled, and fifth full-length, release drops on United Interests and this Thursday, June 14th, the band will find themselves onstage at Johnny Brenda’s for yet another reason to mark your calendar. I would highly recommend picking up the album, which is one of the year’s best, and swinging by JB’s later this week (and buying me a drink) for what (I’m hesitant to proclaim any of these gigs to be “the” show of the week.) I can confidently say will be, at the very least, the week’s best sing-along. This April I chatted with TUS’s mainman Jesse Elliott in preparation for their last local appearance, supporting Trampled By Turtles at Union Transfer. Check it out here.