Mates of State–Re-Arrange Us–Barsuk


Mates of State
Re-Arrange Us
ADDS 5/20/08

Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel, the he and she music factory known as 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. On Re-Arrange Us they move beyond these boundaries (their traditional organ sound is a distant memory, replaced with organic piano and synth sounds). Throughout Re-Arrange Us, Kori's piano and the emergence of both Mates' lead vocals from their trademark harmonizing signal the next stage of Mates of State's evolution.
“Mates of State gather their many charms – soaring vocals, luminous melody, hopeful sentiment – in an infectious pop ode to the inevitability of change. “- Alternative Press (****)

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