Mates of State: Married Couple With Drums & Keyboard Rock Out
POSTED ON 3/25/2006 | PERMALINK |0 Comments | BOOKMARK
It's difficult to place MOS in a genre as the song structures are unique, often complex. At the same time there are always the pop elements of catchy melodies and loads of harmony. Even though there are only two of them, they fill up the space with the monster, bass-heavy organ, creative drumming, and constant dueling vocals. The music can be sweet. At other times it's spastic, but either way, you leave MOS shows with a warm feeling.

Mates of State has been described by critics as unabashed joy, honesty at its best, a two piece with balls, and a band that you must see live. Their first record was listed in the New York Times as one of the best records you probably didn't hear in 2000. Their shows consist of packed crowds singing, smiling, and dancing and, of course, the private jokes between Kori and Jason.
Check out the video (directed by Danny McCullough and James Erskine) for the excellent "Haha" from Team Boo which is available as high-quality DRM-free MP3s at eMusic.

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