Friday, February 03, 2006

Mateless state celebrates impending States dates for Mates

In these grim times, we here in the USd'A have this to cheer: the indefatigable Mates of State are out on the road again...check here for details. Oddly, no mention of this in the State of the Union this week.

But, to follow the unfortunate example of our head of state, I present the straw man. There are some who say they can't vibe with the Mates of State. There are those who seem unable to handle ridiculously exuberant male/female vocal interplay. My question to these enemies of freedom: can't you just let go and swim in the delicious giddiness of it all? Can't you just be a pinball in the machine? If not, I feel sorry for you...and it's not like Mates of State are gonna come a-beggin, which makes your loss that much lonelier and

This track actually feels like (in relative terms) kind of a major break, production- and composition-wise, from MoS's previous work. It's up on Barsuk's site, from the upcoming album, Bring it Back, due out March 21st.

Mates of State - Fraud in the '80s
Conceptualize pre-ordering it!


  • At 6:11 PM, Blogger fastbacker said…

    gorgeous. I always thought these guys were too twee for words, but this is the nice nice.


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