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Mates Of State – “Beautiful Kids” (First Listen)

The mainstay indie-pop duo Mates Of State are slated to release their first full-length since 2011 next month. The forthcoming record will be titled You’re Going To Make It, and we’ve already heard its nostalgic first single, “Staring Contest.” Today we’re premiering the second single, “Beautiful Kids.” From what we’ve already heard off the new […]

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Mates Of State – “Staring Contest”

Any song that evokes playground imagery is fated to make you feel nostalgic, regardless of whether or not those images parallel your personal experiences in any way whatsoever. “Staring Contest” is about young love, the kind that surfaces in an instant and is probably extinguished three weeks later once it’s no longer worthy gossip material […]