The band's fifth album, Re-Arrange Us, was released on May 20, 2008. For their tour in support of the album, Mates of State became a quartet by adding Lewis and Anton Patzner of Judgement Day as ts to compliment the duo's sound on select songs. On June 15, 2010, Mates of State released their sixth studio album, Crushes (The Covers Mixtape), which consisted entirely of their cover versions of songs previously recorded by other musical artists, including "Long Way Home" by Tom Waits and "Son Et Lumiere" by The Mars Volta.
Producer – Mates Of State, Peter Katis. Recorded By – Chris Walla (tracks: A2, A5, B4), Jim Eno (tracks: B3), Peter Katis (tracks: A1, A3, A4, B1, B2, B5). Recorded By, Producer – P. Katis (tracks: A2, A5, B3, B4). Tape – Chris Walla (tracks: A5, B4). Trumpet – Gary Olson (tracks: A3, A4). Written-by, Performer – Mates Of State. Includes single-use code to download the entire album as high quality MP3 files.
All that aside, Re-Arrange is a surprisingly good album, complete with cards that lets you literally re-arrange them, giving you the option to switch the cover art. And even though the duo incorporate more domestic traits (this is often a record slightly or largely inspired by the aspects of marriage or parenthood), tames the drums a bit, and adds some beautiful strings to the mix, these are still the same old Mates we've always loved.
Giving a record a title like Re-Arrange Us might imply some kind of shift in sound or approach but on Mates of State album of that title, there is nothing of the sort taking place. In fact, the album continues along the path the band has plotted out over their last couple releases with more piano and less organ, a glossy, slick feel that's radio ready and super-hooky tunes that are both sing-along friendly and emotionally powerful
Listening to Mates of State, listeners are never subjected to over-bloated production or attempts at styles that do not fit the group’s audible personality. Instead, the stylistic delivery found on their albums has always been predictably pleasurable, with the main variable having been simply the strength of the hooks. Even when applied to the consistent styling of Mates of State, their fifth album, Re-Arrange Us, is hardly an ambitious effort.
Re-Arrange Us. Studio album by. Mates of State. Re-Arrange Us is the fifth album by American indie pop band Mates of State, on Barsuk Records, released on May 20, 2008. The first single from the album is "Get Better".
Wrong album? Let us know. Expand player Collapse player. RE-ARRANGE US Vinyl Record. For a limited time only. Mates of State's new self-produced EP, You're Going To Make It, is nothing but choice cuts: five anthemic and emotionally-rich songs that will quickly take up residence in your mentaljukebox; five anthemic songs that wriggle into your every waking hour like the earworms theyare. This new batch of tunes is Mates of State in it's purest form.
Mates of State Lyrics Though conceived as a duo, Mates of State have never failed to generate a trademark wall of sound built on dozens of varied voicings of keys, drums, and alternately lushly-layered and playfully-dueling vocals. Re-Arrange Us 】【 2008-05-20 】. Album songs： . et Better.
|A3||My Only Offer|
|B1||Blue And Gold Print|
|B3||You Are Free|
- Producer – Mates Of State, Peter Katis
- Written By – Mates Of State
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