U.S. CHRISTMAS mainman Nate Hall is a livelong resident of western North Carolina. “I can’t imagine life without this place,” he notes in a recent Deciblog entry. “Everyone in U.S. CHRISTMAS lives in the Appalachian region, so don’t hesitate to hit us up if you plan to visit.” Check out Hall’s top 5 places to explore in Appalachia (complete with breathtaking photos) up now at the recently re launched (and rather fabulous looking) Deciblog: http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/nate-halls-u-s-christmas-top-5-places-in-appalachia/
The psychedelic, high-volume blues rock ensemble U.S. CHRISTMAS released their long-anticipated fifth full-length, Run Thick In The Night, via Neurot Recordings on September 20. The disc was recorded by Sanford Parker at Fahrenheit Studio in Johnson City, Tennessee, mixed by Parker and USX members Nate Hall, Matt Johnson and Josh Holt at Semaphore Studios in Chicago, IL and mastered by Collin Jordan.
“Run Thick In The Night pushes what initially can be a sedative sonic experience into a mind bending one – leading to an aural sensory garden that opens doors into blissful self contemplative trains of thought and a Serotonin producing feeling.” — Slug
“On their fifth full-length they go from earsplitting, soulful incantations to dusty, lonely, folk-style ballads and somehow make the whole thing work seamlessly.” — The Daily News
“Run Thick In The Night is a slow-burner, a smoldering, caterwauling tone poem composed from icy brooks and hailstorms at 9,000 feet. The New South indeed.” –– Metro Spirit
“Whether it’s a forlorn ballad like ‘Fire Is Sleeping’ or ‘Devil’s Flower In Mother Weather’ or a sprawling epic like ‘The Moon In Flesh And Bone’ or ‘In the Night,’ USX weave a psychedelic spell as potent as that by any other mystic. Open your third eye and get that nail ready.” — Sleazegrinder
“Hailing from the Appalachian mountain region, this band brings to you some of that regions folk culture and landscapes in both the sound and lyrical content that you can almost feel them intertwine and approach you with a seductive and psychedelic rock swing as opposed to a more bluesy swagger.” — Hellride