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Husband-and-wife duo Mates of State will release their newest record this summer (and the first that they've produced themselves), a covers compilation called Crushes (The

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Mates of State Cover Fleetwood Mac, The Mars Volta, Tom Waits on Crushes (The Covers Mixtape)

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Husband-and-wife duo Mates of State will release their newest record this summer (and the first that they've produced themselves), a covers compilation called Crushes (The Covers Mixtape). In general, 100% covers records make me think blah, write your own damn songs, but the tracklist for this one actually impresses and intrigues me:

1. Laura (Girls)

2. Son et Lumiere (The Mars Volta)

3. Sleep the Clock Around (Belle & Sebastian)

4. Technicolor Girls (Death Cab for Cutie)

5. Long Way Home (Tom Waits)

6. Love Letter (Nick Cave)

7. Second Hand News (Fleetwood Mac)

8. 17 Pink Sugar Elephants (Vashti Bunyan)

9. Roller Coaster Ride (Dear Nora)

10. True Love Will Find You in the End (Daniel Johnston)

"Second Hand News" is one of my favorite FM songs, and I'm dying to hear what a sweet indie rock duo's version of a Mars Volta song sounds like. Plus when you go to Mates of State's website right now, you can stream/download their cover of the cultish-hippie duo Girls' "Laura." The track is totally sing-a-long-able, bright and peppy. I'm ready to hear more.

Download "Laura" for free!

 
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