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Concerts

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April 4, 2009 Hear the playfully innocent, unabashedly upbeat band in concert, with co-headliner Black Kids.

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December 30, 2008 The married couple performs sweet, catchy pop music from their two most recent albums.

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Studio Sessions

August 21, 2008 Re-Arrange Us finds the band celebrating a tricky balancing act of selflessness and style.

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July 10, 2008 The duo explains its need to progress as a band and plays songs from Re-Arrange Us.

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May 28, 2008 The married rock duo visits the BPP to play from their new album, Re-Arrange Us.

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August 23, 2006 Full of punk jams and quirky ballads, Bring it Back is Mates of State's most personal disc.

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Discover Songs

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September 19, 2010 Song of the Day's editor talks about recent selections by O.M.D., Mates of State and more.

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September 15, 2010 Mates of State turns Waits' loping "Long Way Home" into a relentlessly sunny anthem.

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April 4, 2009 Hear the playfully innocent, unabashedly upbeat band in concert, with co-headliner Black Kids.

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December 23, 2008 Here are the 10 albums that Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson treasured the most this year.

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December 8, 2008 Hear a far-reaching roundtable discussion of the year's best albums and biggest surprises.

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July 31, 2008 In "Now," Mates of State's members jump feet-first into a clash of childhood and maturity.

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May 22, 2008 Mates of State are back with their best album yet. Plus new music from Sam Phillips, more.

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Reviews

Mates of State's newest album is Mountaintops.

September 29, 2011 The duo has been making music for 15 years, but its ebullient new album is still a sonic surprise.

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September 19, 2010 Song of the Day's editor talks about recent selections by O.M.D., Mates of State and more.

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September 15, 2010 Mates of State turns Waits' loping "Long Way Home" into a relentlessly sunny anthem.

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December 23, 2008 Here are the 10 albums that Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson treasured the most this year.

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December 8, 2008 Hear a far-reaching roundtable discussion of the year's best albums and biggest surprises.

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July 31, 2008 In "Now," Mates of State's members jump feet-first into a clash of childhood and maturity.

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More Stories

Mates of State performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices on September 21, 2011.

October 5, 2011 The band's performance in the NPR Music offices creates a vibe of ragged, awkward intimacy.

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Jason Hammel and Kori Gardner, from the Mates of State video for "Palomino," off the band's new album Mountaintops.

September 20, 2011 See a new video for the song "Palomino," from the band's latest album, Mountaintops.

Clockwise from top: Tinariwen, Lykke Li, Eleanor Friedberger, John Maus.

June 22, 2011 Hear new music from Eleanor Friedberger, Mates of State, Tinariwen and others.

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