Posts Tagged: Mates of State

Mates of State Finish Recording New Album, Mountaintops…Countdown Begins


Influential Connecticut-based modern pop duo Mates of State have finished recording their newest album, Mountaintops, to be released September 13 via Barsuk Records. Mountaintops is the band’s first since 2008’s acclaimed Re-Arrange Us.  The new album was self-produced, written and recorded over the last year and a half in 6 different studios with multiple engineers, and then tied… Read more »

New Mates of State / The Mae Shi (remix) MP3 + Remixed Volume 1 Now Available Digitally!


This past April, Mates of State released Re-Arranged: Remixes Volume 1 on limited-edition 12″ vinyl.  Featuring four interpretations of tracks from Mates of State’s latest full-length, Re-arrange Us, it included contributions from noted remixologists DJ Sega, Flosstradamus, The Mae Shi and RAC. Packaged in a classic DJ white sleeve, the 12″ EP was limited to… Read more »

Mates of Many States, Duo Tours With Black Kids


The husband + wife duo known as Mates of State are planning a synth + drum assault on the United States this April. Building off the strength of 2008’s Re-arrange Us, they’ll be trekking across much of the U.S., even making a visit to our friends in the great white north for a number of… Read more »

Our Favorites Are Your Favorites Too – Part II – Paste Magazine


The glossy for contemporary media aficionados, Paste Magazine, spoke well of some of The Rind’s most cherished releases in their Best of 2008 album picks. The SF boys The Dodos, whose sound has been dubbed “acoustic troubadour meets freak-folk,” made the list with their Frenchkiss debut, Visiter. Icelandic one-man band Mugison got some love for… Read more »