Us and Us Only
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Us and Us Only

Baltimore, Maryland, United States | SELF

Baltimore, Maryland, United States | SELF
Band Folk Pop




"The New Sound of Baltimore, Pt. 11"

If Let It Go could be the next Ruiner, then Us And Us Only could be the next Cross My Heart. The songs are sweeping and romantic and equal parts Sunny Day Real Estate, Yo La Tengo and Murder By Death. I can easily see these guys releasing a record on Count Your Lucky Stars and touring the U.S., with a million lovesick 22 year old poets falling in love with them. - The Domino Principle


A charming lo-fi number from the band Us and Us Only. Whether or not the world needs another super 8mm-filmed music video is up for debate, but this band–on this particular track, at least–brings a nice spin to this abrasive style of indie rock. A beautifully played violin comes in to refine the screamed vocals and distorted guitars. A simple, but very nice touch.

Follow the band’s exploits on Bandcamp. - The Needle Drop


Dark Cloud Past (2012)
Denim Everything (2011)
Jake Lazovick/UAUO cassette/////Get Better records (2011)
Brushfire Rugburn (2010)
Burnt Nests II (2010)
Lindsey Mills/UAUO 'All Things are Unknown to Someone/Wisdom Of Wide-Eyed Owls'/////ThisBigMonster records (2010)
Winter Sails (2009)
Burnt Nests I (2009)
Count Rocula/UAUO (2008)
Juvenescent Beat/UAUO (2008)
New Wives (2008)
Go Go Gadget Heartstrings (2008)
Woodworkings/UAUO (2007)



The variety of styles in Us and Us Only’s back catalogue, as well as the versatility of “Dark Cloud Past” itself makes it difficult to pigeonhole the band to a limited genre or style. Apocalyptic horns make foreboding tracks like “Dark House” seem that much darker next to more buoyant tunes “Seed” and “You Were a Writer.” Above it all, vocalist Kinsey Matthews’ unmistakable voice and the vivid pictures painted by his deeply personal lyrics make every song instantly recognizable as the work of Us and Us Only.

The latest and core reincarnation of Us and Us Only: Kinsey Matthews, Sean Mercer, Jake Foster, and Mike Suica have been playing and touring extensively from Gainesville, Florida to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; spreading the dark gospel, but you probably already know that. Lofty arrangements, tight almost-trip-hop drums, booming bass, walls of feedback, sweeping violin, and lyrics about everything between comic books and retiring to the woods combine to form a dark folk/indie vibe.

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