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Mates Of State – “Staring Contest” Video

As a writer, it's always really fun when your vague assumptions about a song's meaning are justified. When I wrote about Mates Of State's single…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 16, 2015 - 1:12 pm

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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 19, 2015 - 11:14 am

Mates Of State – “Staring Contest”

Any song that evokes playground imagery is fated to make you feel nostalgic, regardless of whether or not those images parallel your personal experiences i…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 28, 2015 - 2:02 pm

Photos: Bumbershoot 2013

Over 100,000 fans hit the Seattle Center for this year’s Bumbershoot over Labor Day weekend. Performers included Kendrick Lamar, MGMT, Fun., Heart, Gary Numan, and…
Miles Bowe | September 3, 2013 - 2:53 pm

Mates Of State – “Unless I’m Led” Video

Here's the video for Mates Of State's "Unless I'm Led," wherein we find the Mates Of States beachside, frolicking, jumping over fires, painting (not a…
Corban Goble | May 9, 2012 - 2:43 pm

The Drums – “Days (Mates Of State Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Earlier this year, Mates Of State tweeted that they were working on a remix of the Drums' "Days," and today we have that very take…
Corban Goble | March 7, 2012 - 9:54 am

Mates Of State – “Sway” Video

The video for Mates Of State's "Sway" chronicles the budding romance between a woman who falls into an alternate world and a creature she meet…
Corban Goble | November 4, 2011 - 1:10 pm

Mates Of State – “Maracas” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Connecticut-via-Kansas boy/girl duo Mates Of State return this fall with their seventh LP Mountaintops, the follow-up to 2008's Re-Arrange Us. This time out they've enlisted…
Amrit Singh | June 27, 2011 - 4:08 pm
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Mates Of State – “I Will Dare” (The Replacements Cover) Live Video

We first glommed onto the A.V. Club's covers project via Owen Pallett's take on Guided By Voices' "Game Of Pricks"; in the subsequent weeks more
Amrit Singh | August 4, 2010 - 11:30 am
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Mates Of State Crushes (The Covers Mixtape) Info, Girls Cover

Mates Jason Hammel and Kori Gardner's Crushes..., their first album since 2008's Re-Arrange Us, includes covers of 10 fairly diverse artists. There are links betwee…
brandon | April 7, 2010 - 3:40 pm
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Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2009 In Photos

Indeed, this year’s Virgin Mobile Festival was totally free, and Richard Branson’s attempt to “put a smile on people’s faces” totally worked. Aside from those…
Amrit Singh | August 31, 2009 - 2:16 pm
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More Indie Rockers Visit Yo Gabba Gabba!

Yo Gabba Gabba!, the kiddie show that grabbed our attention with original music from Cornelius and the Shins, has booked lots more bands to appear…
Scott Lapatine | September 24, 2008 - 10:17 pm
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All Points West: Friday In Photos

It's time to brave the ferry lines for another day in Jersey, but first: pretty pictures via the eye of Abbey Braden. A…
Amrit Singh | August 9, 2008 - 1:16 pm
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New Mates Of State Video – “My Only Offer”

The new Mates Of State video is set in a hipster clothing store, following a day-in-the-work-life of an employee and married bloggers Kori and Jaso…
brandon | June 16, 2008 - 2:46 pm
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Sasquatch 2008 In Photos

On first blush we all agreed Sasquatch! pulled together one of the lineups to beat of this glutted summer festival season, which is why we're…
stereogum | May 28, 2008 - 11:20 am
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An MP3 Mix For Your Memorial Day

It's totally reductive to associate Memorial Day Weekend solely with drinking and eating (and not, you know, Memorializing), but here it is, that special weekend…
Amrit Singh | May 23, 2008 - 3:02 pm
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New Mates Of State – “My Only Offer”

Make this advance track two from noted child-rearing bloggers/indie rock couple Mates Of State's Re-Arrange Us. Maybe not as memorably melodic as the outstanding "Get
Amrit Singh | May 13, 2008 - 5:25 pm
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New Mates Of State Video – “Get Better”

With its strings and upwardly arced twee-pop harmonies, “Get Better”‘s a pretty one. The track’s from Mates Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel’s forthcoming fifth album…
brandon | April 21, 2008 - 4:38 pm
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Feist Gets Folks From Broken Social Scene, The National, Grizzly Bear, The New Pornographers, Mates Of State, And Nicole Atkins To Dress In White And Perform “1234” On Letterman

While our tech people are determining if that is the most post-title-characters in Stereogum history, set aside a few minutes and enjoy the spectacle: Feist…
Stereogum | August 28, 2007 - 9:21 am
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