Influential Connecticut-based indie pop duo Mates of State has some infectious new material out, including a video posted below and an upcoming album full of all original songs set to be released on September 13th via Barsuk Records. They have also announced a list of tour dates, posted below.
Husband and wife make an all-star team in this group, which have been recording since 1997. Their last album was a cover album, a tribute of sorts, so fans may be quite pink in the face with excitement for a new set of original songs on their seventh studio album, Mountaintops.
Here is the official music video for the first single off Mountaintops, called "Maracas." And there are certainly maracas.
Starting on September 21, the band will tour the East Coast, kicking off at D.C.’s 9:30 Club and playing through October 12 where they will visit New York City’s Webster Hall.
Tour Dates (tickets on sale 7/6):
09/21 Washington, DC - 930 Club *$
09/22 Cincinnati, OH - Mid Point Music Festival *$
09/23 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls *$
09/24 Philadelphia, PA - Popped Festival *$
09/26 Boston, MA - Royale *$
09/27 Montreal, QB - Il Motore *$
09/28 Toronto, ON - Phoenix *$
09/29 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews *$
09/30 Chicago, IL - Metro *$
10/01 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall *&
10/03 Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel *&
10/04 Nashville, TN - Exit/In *&
10/05 Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theatre *&
10/06 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn *&
10/07 Orlando, FL - The Social *&
10/08 Sunrise, FL - Langerado Festival *&
10/10 Richmond, VA - Canal Club *&
10/11 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar *&
10/12 New York, NY - Webster Hall &
* = w/ Yawn
$ = w/ Suckers
& = w/ Other Lives
Mountaintops track list:
4. Unless I’m Led
5. Total Serendipity
6. Basement Money
7. At Least I Have You
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