Label: Barsuk Records - bark74pr • Format: CD Album, Promo • Country: US • Genre: Pop •
Mates of State are an American indie pop duo, active since As ofthe Now - Mates Of State - Re-arrange Us has released four EPs and seven full-length, studio albums.
Their most recent album, Mountaintopswas released on September 13, Gardner and Hammel first met in LawrenceKansas while both were involved in relationships with other people. Even though they exchanged e-mails regularly, they did not get together until three months later. They originally played together in a four-piece rock band called Vosotros,  in which they both sang and played guitar.
Shortly after the couple moved to California inGardner began teaching, and Hammel applied to medical school. Gardner and Hammel have two daughters, Magnolia, born inand June Elizabeth, born in For the band, touring became a family affair, with both daughters going on the road with their parents. Gardner kept a 'blog, Band on the Diaper Run, that appeared on Babble. In its entries, she recounted their experiences of life on the road and the unique circumstance of touring Now - Mates Of State - Re-arrange Us two young children in tow.
The main instruments Mates of State used in their early recordings were drums and the electric organ. Both had started out playing the guitar, but they ultimately found they were experimenting more with the organ and drums in their practice space than with any other musical instruments.
On later recordings, the band moved away from Now - Mates Of State - Re-arrange Us organ-dominated sound and incorporated additional instrumentation, beginning with the EP All Day and continuing on Bring It Back, their fourth studio album. The organ wasn't incorporated at all on their fifth album, "Re-Arrange Us. Both members tend to sing with great intensity, often in the upper ranges of their voices, and they often simultaneously sing different, complementary melodies and lyrics.
The band recorded one album on Omnibus Records before moving to Polyvinyl for their second and third full-length albums. In Decemberthe band signed with Barsuk Records and released two full-length albums and an EP of remixes on the label. It became available for download in the Media section of the band's official site. The band's fifth album, Re-Arrange Us, was released on May 20, The band's most recent full-length album, Mountaintopswas released on September 13, It also came out on Barsuk, the same If I Can Dream - Elvis Presley - He Walks Beside Me, Favorite Songs Of Faith And Inspiration label that released two of the band's previous records, Bring It Back and Re-Arrange Us.
It consisted entirely of new original material. In the summer ofthey played shows with Superdrag and Beulah and, later in the year, opened for The Anniversary during the release tour for their album Your Majesty. InMates of State toured with Palomar. Recordings of some of the band's performances during this tour were included in a episode titled "What I Learned from Television.
Beginning inthe band toured with backing musicians Kenji Shinagawa on guitar and John Panos on trumpet, both graduates of the University of Miami. It was also the official Lollpalooza closing party.
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