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U.S. Christmas Announces New Album "The Valley Path" Release

U.S. Christmas will release "The Valley Path," the follow-up to 2010's "Run Thick In The Night," through Neurot Recordings on May 31st, 2011.

Commented guitarist/vocalist/wordsmith Nate Hall of the offering: "When the idea for The Valley Path was imagined, all involved agreed it was true and went forward. Forward in thought, forward in vision, forward in action. We achieved what we wanted to achieve, and whatever is said about The Valley Path, it will stand. USX has played more gigs than I can remember, from Marion to Prague, Detroit, Austria, Memphis and Switzerland. Dirt floors and Masonic temples, churches and ghettos, wilderness and cities. To dozens and hundreds - occasionally thousands. We have recorded our songs, projected our collective visions. We have realized all that we have imagined.

"At this point, we have nothing to prove. We’ve been under the gun many times, and whatever anyone might think about us, we’ve never flinched. Never compromised. When things are good - and they usually are, being in this band is a dream. But we can’t entirely escape reality. Fuse boxes blow, power fails, instruments break, people leave. We vomit in parking lots and go play inside. We sleep sitting up and wake up sore. Or we sleep in places most people would not willfully enter. We are hungry and miss home. We go on, and we are thankful because we have songs. And when we write our songs become a part of us, our center. Our home. A song does not have to be a part of a collection. It is more important for music to take the path it chooses, and an artist must be willing to let this happen. The Valley Path is one song. And a song is a thing that changes."

The band also has the following upcoming tour dates:

4/16/2011 Earshot Records - Greenville SC ACOUSTIC SHOW
4/22/2011 Static Age Records - Asheville NC ACOUSTIC SHOW
4/29/2011 or 4/30/2011 (TBA) Night Light – Chapel Hill, NC ACOUSTIC SHOW
5/25/2011 Pilot Light - Knoxville, TN w/ Black Skies, Generation of Vipers
5/26/2011 The Get Down - Asheville, NC w/ Black Skies, Generation of Vipers, Caltrop
5/27/2011 King’s - Raleigh, NC w/ Black Skies, Caltrop, Royal Thunder

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1. btbamfav20 writes:

U.S. Christmas? Really?

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2. deathbringer writes:

Weird name. Good band.

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3. R Tenney writes:

Probably no stranger name than Harvey Milk;for which I saw US Christmas open for. Great bands! Definatley underground!

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4. btbamfav20 writes:

Ya i was actually surprised they are pretty good lmao. They should've put their name as "Brutal U.S. Christman" lmao

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5. Diamond Oz writes:

It's because the singer is a born again Christmas.

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