Mates Of State - Team Boo download album
Team Boo is the third album by American indie pop duo Mates of State. It was released on September 16, 2003 by Polyvinyl Records. The album was produced by Jim Eno of American indie rock band Spoon and John Croslin, who produced the duo's debut album My Solo Project.
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Mates of State are the husband-wife duo of Kori Gardner on keys of various types and Jason Hammel on drums and occasional keys as well. They both sing with innocent gusto, and their charming voices remind one of wonderful indie pop bands like Papas Fritas and Butterglory in the way they intertwine and twist with naïve fervor. Team Boo is the band's fullest sounding, most energy-filled record yet. The duo called in Jim Eno of Spoon and John Croslin, who has worked with Spoon also as well as Beulah and the Mates on their first disc, to produce. Together they have concocted a record that leaps out of the speakers with a feeling of manic joy and excitement.
Listen free to Mates of State – Team Boo (Ha Ha, Whiner's Bio and more). Folks familiar with Mates of State’s unique, untraditional sound will not be scared off by Team Boo, the bands third cd. They will recognize the jangling, warbling, clamor they enjoy and will feel welcome here. The band’s sounds haven’t changed drastically from their previous albums.
So Team Boo turns out to be a surprisingly respectable junior-year effort- one that puts Mates of State in the small minority of indie-pop bands that don't fall under the one-album-and-out rule. Whether they can push the limits of their sound much further remains to be seen (Fridmann and his pocket orchestra need not apply), but their first shaky steps towards outside collaboration work well here. Hell, maybe it'll even be enough to fool people into writing about something other than how damn cute they are! Maybe.
Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel formed Mates of State formed in 1997 in Kansas. They then moved to California, and were signed by Polyvinyl Records. In 2001, they decided to tie the knot and get married. This is their third full-length album and was released in September 2003. It was easy for me to say that they are Indie-pop, but it is hard to describe their actual sound. The only instruments these 2-piece use are an organ, keyboard, and drums. Despite the lack of members and instruments, they create full, sometimes complex, songs that you would imagine a 4+ band playing
Team Boo. Mates of State. This album has an average beat per minute of 144 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 82/188 BPM). See the BPM profile of this album. Tracklist - Team Boo.