Mates of State Rock the 'BPP' Jukebox

Dropping a quarter in the 'BPP' Jukebox to hear another song from the married duo.

RACHEL MARTIN, host:

OK, we've got one more treat for you. We had the band Mates of State on this show today. There will be videoing their performance later up on our website. Let's hear a little bit more from their performance. But in order to do that, we need the BPP jukebox to be activated, and I need a quarter. Have you got a quarter, Laura?

LAURA CONAWAY: Dude, I brought a Susan B. Anthony dollar.

MARTIN: Sweet!

CONAWAY: Play it.

MIKE PESCA, host:

That'll fit? Cool!

MARTIN: Yeah, I can adjust the little slot.

(Soundbite of jukebox)

(Soundbite of song "Now")

MATES OF STATE: (Singing) I've been waiting for a sign, I've been waiting for a sign, To tell me where, Tell me where I belong.

You've been waiting for the night, You've been waiting for the night, To take you far, Take you far away from here.

Now, now, now, now, now, now, now. Now, now, now, now, now, now, now. Now, now, now, now, now, now, now. Who, who, who, who?

Now, now, now, now, now, now, now. Now, now, now, now, now, now, now. Now, now, now, now, now, now, now. Who, who, who, who?

I've been waiting for a sign, I've been waiting for a sign, To tell me where, Tell me where, where I belong.

You've been waiting for the night, You've been waiting for the night, To take you far, Take you far away from here.

Now, now, now, now, now, now, now. Now, now, now, now, now, now, now. Now, now, now, now, now, now, now. Who, who, who, who?

Now, now, now, now, now, now, now. Now, now, now, now, now, now, now. Now, now, now, now, now, now, now. Who, who, who, who?

And as I'm waiting on your doorstep now, I notice patterns in the paint. I'm wondering how the glass will hit, When I, as I turn and go in shame.

Now, now, now, now, now, now, now. Now, now, now, now, now, now, now. Now, now, now, now, now, now, now. Now, now, now, now, now, now, now.

Now, now, now, now, now, now, now. Now, now, now, now, now, now, now. Now, now, now, now, now, now, now. Now, now, now, now, now, now, now.

MARTIN: That sure was a long last note. That was "Now" by Mates of State, live in studio at the BPP. You can see part of their performance at our website, npr.org/bryantpark. That's it for this hour of the BPP. We are always online right where I told you so, npr.org/bryantpark. And I'm Rachel Martin.

PESCA: And I'm Mike Pesca and this was the Bryant Park Project from NPR News.

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Mates of State 'Re-Arrange Us,' to Excellent Effect

In the past eight years, Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel have made five albums, married and had two children. The pair, who record as Mates of State, stopped by the Bryant Park Project studios to play from their new album, Re-Arrange Us.

Forget everything you think you know about rock stars: Mates of State have a picture-perfect, suburban Connecticut life, and it's cool.

It truly is a family affair for the duo. Hammel and Gardner brought their kids along on their BPP visit, and Gardner's mom baby-sat. They call their blog Band on the Diaper Run.

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