Mates Of State – “Beautiful Kids” (Stereogum Premiere)

The mainstay indie-pop duo Mates Of State are slated to release their first EP since 2011’s Mountaintops next month. The forthcoming EP will be titled You’re Going To Make It, and we’ve already heard its nostalgic first single, “Staring Contest.” Today we’re premiering the second single, “Beautiful Kids.” From what we’ve already heard off of You’re Going To Make It, it’s clear that a lot of the songs emote the shy attempted intimacy of adolescence. “You should stare into my eyes more,” Kori Gardner sings on “Beautiful Kids,” an apt follow-up to “Staring Contest.” Listen below.

Tour dates:

06/22 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
06/23 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
06/24 Covington, KY @ Madison Live
06/25 Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi
06/26 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
06/27 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
06/28 Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest โ€“ Briggs & Stratton Stage
07/01 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
07/02 Omaha, NE @ Reverb
07/03 Kansas City, MO @ recordBar
07/05 Memphis, TN @ 1884 Lounge
07/06 Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
07/07 Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
07/08 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
07/09 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
07/10 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

You’re Going To Make It is out 6/16 in North America via Barsuk Records and 6/15 in the U.K. and Europe via Fierce Panda.