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Tour: Mates of State

Mates of State’s new album, Mountaintops, hits stores on September 13th. In celebration of this, they’ve added more new tour dates, on top of their already lengthy adventure. The new dates are italicized below, and Generationals will be hanging out and supporting them on that portion of the tour, too. (Which I am SUPER BUMMED OUT Generationals won’t be at the Pittsburgh show!!! Waaaah!)

Check out the video for MoS newest track “Maracas”

Mountaintops Tracklist:
01. Palomino
02. Maracas
03. Sway
04. Unless I’m Led
05. Total Serendipity
06. Basement Money
07. At Least I Have You
08. Desire
09. Change
10. Mistakes

Mates of State 2011 Tour Dates:
08/05 – Southampton, NY @ Escape to New York
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 %
10/26 – Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay Theatre $
10/27 – Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder $

10/28 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Experience
10/30 – Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music Room $
10/31 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird $
11/01 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom $
11/02 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater $

11/05 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/04 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s $
11/07 – Tucson, AZ @ Plush $
11/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box $
11/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge $
11/13 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater $
11/15 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar $
11/16 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room $
11/18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café $
11/19 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom $
11/21 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom $

# = w/ Suckers
* = w/ Yawn
% = w/ Other Lives
$ = w/ Generationals

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Escape to New York Festival

From the creator of the Secret Garden Party UK is the first ever Escape to New York Festival.

The festival includes: three days/nights of some of the best emerging and known musical acts to heard, the world’s biggest brunch at a live music festival, installation and performance art, experimental theater, high-end camping, aka “glamping,” and amazing culinary delights unlike any other festival event.

When?

Friday, Aug. 5th and Saturday, Aug. 6th @ 11 AM until 11:30 PM

Sunday , Aug. 7TH @12:00 PM until 11:00 PM.

It will take place on the Shinnecock Reservation adjacent to Southampton, New York.

Main Stage Line-Up!!!

Friday, August 5th: PATTI SMITH, Best Coast, Chairlift, Lissy Trullie, The Postelles, The Static Jacks

 Saturday, August 6th: EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS, The Vaccines, The Psychedelic Furs, White Rabbits, Au Revoir Simone, The Submarines, Graffiti 6

 Sunday, August 7th: OF MONTREAL, The Jolly Boys, Mates of State, Reptar, Tiger Love, Savoir Adore

Guess what? If you live in the NYC area, you have a chance at winning free tix!

Find a bunny near
you, take a picture with the bunny for a chance to win a set of tickets to the
upcoming Escape to New York festival by submitting your photo to www.facebook.com/escape2ny or www.twitter.com/escape2ny.

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Mates of State and Free Energy – Tonight!

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Pittsburgh Upcoming Shows

Here’s some stuff that’s coming up around the Burgh:

Wednesday, May 12 – Big D and the Kids Table at Diesel

Tuesday, May 18 – Josh Ritter & Joe Pug at Diesel

Tuesday, May 25 – Mono & The Twilight Sad at Brillobox

Saturday, June 12 – Neon Indian at Brillobox

Wednesday, June 16 – Beach House at Diesel

Friday, June 18 – Mates of State & Free Energy at Mr. Smalls

Saturday, June 19 – Blitzen Trapper at Diesel

Tuesday, June 22 – 311 & Pepper at Station Square Amphitheatre

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Free Energy on tour with Mates of State!

Free Energy has a stream out of their new song “C’mon Let’s Dance,” which you can listen to here.

Shortly after the digital release of their debut album, Stuck On Nothing, Free Energy took over SXSW and made their television debut on Late Show with David Letterman. Now the band has just announced new dates with Mates of State. Don’t miss your chance to dance and to see one of the year’s most exciting bands live!

Tour with Mates of State
06/15: Northampton, MA @ IronHorse
06/16: Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
06/18:  Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls 
06/19: Cleveland, OH @ Grop Shop
06/21: Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century
06/22: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
06/23: Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar
06/24: Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar
06/25: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
06/26: Denver, CO @ Bluebird
06/28: Salt Lake City @ In the Venue
06/30: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
07/1: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
07/2: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
07/3: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
07/4: Tucscon, AZ @ Club Congress
07/6: Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s
07/7: Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
07/8: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
07/9: Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
07/10: Birmingham, AL @ Workplay
07/12: Athens, GA @ 40 Watt
07/13: Ashville, NC @ Orange Peel
07/14: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar

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New Mates of State

This summer, Mates of State will be releasing their first album that’s full of covers, called Crushes.

From their website (which you can also get a free download of “Laura” off the album):

We are happy to announce some details on our latest recording.   The new album is called CRUSHES (THE COVERS MIXTAPE) and will be released this summer.   This is our first full length recorded and produced by ourselves,  and our longtime collaborator Peter Katis (The National, Swell Season, Interpol, etc.) mixed the record.   We’ve been talking about doing a covers record for a long time.  We’d hear a great song at 2 AM while driving the straight line from one part of Texas to the next, and all we’d want to do is play that song as if we had written it.  There are so many artists we considered, some for the mere fact that they wrote a perfect song, some for nostalgia’s sake, some because more people need to hear them, some for the challenge, and some to shed a whole different light on a song: Our light… make it a duet, more optimistic or maybe less traditional.  

And here’s the tracklisting: 

(I’m excited to hear how some of these will sound!)

1. Laura (Girls)

2. Son et Lumiere (The Mars Volta)

3. Sleep the Clock Around (Belle & Sebastian)

4. Technicolor Girls (Death Cab for Cutie)

5. Long Way Home (Tom Waits

6. Love Letter (Nick Cave)

7. Second Hand News (Fleetwood Mac)

8. 17 Pink Sugar Elephants (Vashti Bunyan)

9. Roller Coaster Ride (Dear Nora)

10. True Love Will Find You in the End (Daniel Johnston)

 

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