Mates of State


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You're Going To Make It

“Staring Contest”

VIDEOS:Staring Contest

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Re-Arranged: Remixes Volume 1

How does a band keep evolving and moving forward after 15 years? First up, embrace the modern age and the way that people are consuming music these days. "I don’t like it, but the long play album format is probably dead," says Mates of State singer/drummer Jason Hammel. "Now we just want the hits. Don't bother me with filler; get me your best songs straightaway." Rather than lamenting this shift in listening preferences, Hammel and his bandmate Kori Gardner are taking a very KISS-like approach with their new music: you wanted the best, you got the best. The pair's new self-produced EP You're Going To Make It, then, is nothing but choice cuts; five anthemic and emotionally-rich songs that will quickly take up residence in your mental jukebox is nothing but the cream of that songwriting crop; five anthemic songs that wriggle into your every waking hour like the earworms they are.

Mates of State premieres video at Pitchfork 16 Jun 2015

Today Mates of State debuted the video for "Staring Contest", the lead single off You're Going To Make It, at Pitchfork. You're Going To Make It is out today in North America on Barsuk, and yesterday in Europe on Fierce Panda Records. Watch the video here.

"Though their latest EP comes after twelve albums, two children, and many, many years since their first interaction, You're Going To Make It manages to feel as love-struck and starry eyed as ever." — NOISEY

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